Laura Rozen

Foreign ministers Sergey Lavrov (C) of Russia, Mevlut Cavusoglu (R) of Turkey and Mohammad Javad Zarif of Iran attend a news conference in Moscow, Russia, Dec. 20, 2016. (photo by REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov)

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Confusion over US presence at Astana Syria talks

Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017 | Laura Rozen, Back Channel

A Russian invitation to the Trump transition team to send a representative to Syria peace talks in the Kazakh capital Astana Jan. 23 has caused confusion and revealed limited interactions between the incoming and outgoing US administrations.

Tillerson faces tough questions on Iran, Russia

Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017 | Laura Rozen, Back Channel

Portraying himself as a clear-eyed realist, Rex Tillerson showed keen insight into Russia but faced tough questions from senators, both Republican and Democrat, on whether he would stand up for American values.

Kerry defends US vote on Israeli settlements

Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2016 | Laura Rozen, Back Channel

US Secretary of State John Kerry, in an impassioned speech Dec. 28, defended the US decision to abstain on a UN Security Council resolution criticizing Israeli settlements.

Obama administration, allies try to buy time for Iran nuclear deal

Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2016 | Laura Rozen, Back Channel

In its final weeks, the Obama administration and its European allies are trying to convince the emerging Trump team that the deal is working.

What Exxon's Rex Tillerson might mean as secretary of state

Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2016 | Laura Rozen, Back Channel

Democrats and some Republican lawmakers expressed concerns about the extensive business dealings in Russia of Trump’s nominee to be secretary of state, but several former diplomats said ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson brings significant global experience negotiating in complex environments.

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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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