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Men search for survivors at a site hit by what activists said was heavy shelling by forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad in the Douma neighborhood of Damascus, June 16, 2015.  (photo by REUTERS/Bassam Khabieh)

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UN Syria envoy looks for talks to resume in July

Thursday, Jun. 23, 2016 | Laura Rozen, Back Channel

UN Syria envoy Staffan de Mistura said a “critical mass” of agreement between Russia and the United States was still needed before holding a new round of intra-Syrian talks on a political transition.

Iran shifts on Syria

Friday, Jun. 17, 2016 | Laura Rozen, Back Channel

While the Obama administration is facing internal pressure to toughen its stance against Syria's Assad regime, Iran's Supreme National Security Council and Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif are playing a larger role in setting Syria policy.

White House gets campaign fever

Wednesday, Jun. 8, 2016 | Laura Rozen, Back Channel

The leaders of the two largest democracies in the world were holding a working lunch at the White House, but most of the questions at the White House press briefing June 7 were about who will succeed Obama in the Oval Office.

Clinton dumps on Trump

Friday, Jun. 3, 2016 | Laura Rozen, Back Channel

Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton, in a foreign policy speech in San Diego on June 2, honed the case for her candidacy down to the narrow and compelling argument that Donald Trump is unfit to be commander in chief.

What to expect from this week's Paris talks on Israeli-Palestinian peace

Thursday, Jun. 2, 2016 | Laura Rozen, Back Channel

A conference on advancing a two-state solution will convene in Paris June 3, but the United States has expressed ambivalence about the French initiative.

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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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