Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016 | Laura Rozen, Back Channel
US Secretary of State John Kerry will meet Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in Geneva on Aug. 26 to try to finalize a deal on Syria that has been complicated by an escalation of fighting in Aleppo.
Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2016 | Laura Rozen, Back Channel
The United States said Russia’s use of an Iranian air base to fly long-range bombers to conduct airstrikes in Syria was unhelpful, but would not derail negotiations to reach a deal on Syria.
Thursday, Aug. 4, 2016 | Laura Rozen, Back Channel
US President Barack Obama on Aug. 4 criticized Russia for backing the Syrian regime’s advances on Aleppo, as US-Russian negotiations on possible deeper cooperation on Syria drag on without agreement.
Thursday, Jul. 21, 2016 | Laura Rozen, Back Channel
As preparations advance to retake Mosul from IS, defense and foreign ministers from some 30 nations met in Washington to plan how to provide humanitarian relief and services for hundreds of thousands of people expected to be displaced.
Tuesday, Jul. 5, 2016 | Laura Rozen, Back Channel
The United States, increasingly concerned about the threat posed by al-Qaeda’s Syria affiliate Jabhat al-Nusra, is continuing to discuss with Russia a proposal to target Jabhat al-Nusra and IS.
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