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.
Friday, Jun. 24, 2016 | Laura Rozen, Back Channel
UN Syria envoy Staffan de Mistura said a “critical mass” of agreement between Russia and the United States was still needed before holding a new round of intra-Syrian talks on a political transition.
Friday, Jun. 17, 2016 | Laura Rozen, Back Channel
While the Obama administration is facing internal pressure to toughen its stance against Syria's Assad regime, Iran's Supreme National Security Council and Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif are playing a larger role in setting Syria policy.
Wednesday, Jun. 8, 2016 | Laura Rozen, Back Channel
The leaders of the two largest democracies in the world were holding a working lunch at the White House, but most of the questions at the White House press briefing June 7 were about who will succeed Obama in the Oval Office.
Friday, Jun. 3, 2016 | Laura Rozen, Back Channel
Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton, in a foreign policy speech in San Diego on June 2, honed the case for her candidacy down to the narrow and compelling argument that Donald Trump is unfit to be commander in chief.
Thursday, Jun. 2, 2016 | Laura Rozen, Back Channel
A conference on advancing a two-state solution will convene in Paris June 3, but the United States has expressed ambivalence about the French initiative.
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