Laura Rozen

Critics say operation to take port could spell more catastrophe for Yemen

Thursday, Mar. 30, 2017 | Laura Rozen, Back Channel

As the Trump administration considers providing support for a UAE/Saudi operation to take a Yemeni port, some UN, former US officials warn it could tip Yemen into famine.

Iraq PM visits White House amid debate over post-Mosul strategy

Tuesday, Mar. 21, 2017 | Laura Rozen, Back Channel

With the liberation of Mosul in sight, the Trump administration is internally divided on what formula might bring long-term stability.

Tillerson defends White House proposal to cut State budget

Thursday, Mar. 16, 2017 | Laura Rozen, Back Channel

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson defended the White House’s proposal to slash the State Department budget by almost 30%, a move that could have serious repercussions on Middle East diplomacy.

Is spotlight on Trump’s Russia ties slowing US-Russia cooperation in Syria?

Tuesday, Mar. 7, 2017 | Laura Rozen, Back Channel

Intense scrutiny and investigations of possible ties between Trump associates and Russia may complicate prospects for US-Russian cooperation in the fight against IS and in Syria. It may happen anyway.

No breakthrough expected at new Syria talks

Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017 | Laura Rozen, Back Channel

Expectations were modest for a new round of Syria talks set to get underway in Geneva Feb. 23, with the new US administration still formulating its policies.

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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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