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.
Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014 | Laura Rozen, Back Channel
Al-Monitor has learned that in the first few days of March, American officials secretly met with an Iranian delegation at a beach-side villa in Oman.
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.
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.
Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016 | Laura Rozen, Back Channel
As the Syrian regime makes rapid gains to retake rebel-held eastern Aleppo, renewed diplomatic efforts to try to broker a pause in the fighting remain uncertain.
Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016 | Laura Rozen, Back Channel
If the Syrian regime’s campaign to retake eastern Aleppo succeeds, it could have a profound impact on the incoming US administration’s Syria plans.
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