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.
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.
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.
Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017 | Laura Rozen, Back Channel
Who’s who in the Trump NSC: The retired military intelligence officers who helped David Petraeus with the surge in Iraq are now shaping policies for a president who says the United States should have never invaded Iraq.
Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017 | Laura Rozen, Back Channel
Trump national security aides warned Iran against missile tests and its support for Yemen’s Houthi rebels, but said they were drawing a line between Iran’s regional behavior and the Iran nuclear deal.
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