Laura Rozen


US Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov shake hands during a joint news conference following their meeting in Moscow, July 16, 2016. (photo by REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin)

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Kerry, Lavrov will meet to finalize Syria deal

Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016 | Laura Rozen, Back Channel

US Secretary of State John Kerry will meet Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in Geneva on Aug. 26 to try to finalize a deal on Syria that has been complicated by an escalation of fighting in Aleppo.

US says Russian use of Iran base unhelpful but won’t derail Syria talks

Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2016 | Laura Rozen, Back Channel

The United States said Russia’s use of an Iranian air base to fly long-range bombers to conduct airstrikes in Syria was unhelpful, but would not derail negotiations to reach a deal on Syria.

Obama chides Russia, but will 'test' cooperation to curb Syria war

Thursday, Aug. 4, 2016 | Laura Rozen, Back Channel

US President Barack Obama on Aug. 4 criticized Russia for backing the Syrian regime’s advances on Aleppo, as US-Russian negotiations on possible deeper cooperation on Syria drag on without agreement.

US rebukes Russia Aleppo plan as 'demand for surrender'

Thursday, Jul. 28, 2016 | Laura Rozen, Back Channel

The United States criticized a Russian Defense Ministry announcement of “humanitarian corridors” for civilians to leave rebel-held eastern Aleppo, but US-Russian negotiations on deeper cooperation continue as the city is steadily falling to the regime.

Planning for the 'day after' Mosul

Thursday, Jul. 21, 2016 | Laura Rozen, Back Channel

As preparations advance to retake Mosul from IS, defense and foreign ministers from some 30 nations met in Washington to plan how to provide humanitarian relief and services for hundreds of thousands of people expected to be displaced.

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Laura Rozen is Al-Monitor's diplomatic correspondent based in Washington, DC. She has written for Yahoo! News, Politico and Foreign Policy. On Twitter: @LRozen

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