Laura Rozen

Laura Rozen

US President Barack Obama (R) and French President Francois Hollande hold a joint news conference in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Nov. 24, 2015.  (photo by REUTERS/Carlos Barria)

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Will downing of Russia warplane thwart France’s efforts for broader anti-IS coalition?

Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015 | Laura Rozen, Back Channel

Turkey’s downing of a Russian warplane threatens to complicate French efforts to bolster closer Western coordination with Moscow in combating IS.

As IS fight ramps up, Obama sees modest progress, hope for Syria diplomacy

Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015 | Laura Rozen, Back Channel

President Barack Obama cited fragile progress in forging a Syrian diplomatic road map at international talks in Vienna that called for bringing the Syrian regime and opposition together for talks leading to a cease-fire, a new constitution in six months and new elections in 2017.

White House says Israel-Palestine peace 'not in the cards' for Obama

Friday, Nov. 6, 2015 | Laura Rozen, Back Channel

The White House says it sees little prospect for an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal before Obama leaves office, and is looking to Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu to bring ideas on how to prevent a one state reality when he comes to the White House Nov. 9.

Envoys look to gain momentum for peace in Syria

Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2015 | Laura Rozen, Back Channel

As world powers seek to sustain momentum for Syria diplomacy amid divisions on the way forward, a former US diplomat urged moving for a cease-fire first before convening talks on Syria’s political future.

Nations find some common ground at tough Syria talks

Friday, Oct. 30, 2015 | Laura Rozen, Back Channel

Citing a sense of urgency to try to stop the Syria killing, arch rivals Iran and Saudi Arabia join 17 nations in a call to bring the Syrian parties into talks for a political transition, cease-fires and UN-monitored elections.

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Laura Rozen reports on foreign policy from Washington, DC, for Al-Monitor's Back Channel. She has written for Yahoo! News, Politico and Foreign Policy. On Twitter: @LRozen

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