Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017 | Laura Rozen, Back Channel
US President Donald Trump has hinted at creating safe zones in Syria in a draft executive order and in conversations with the Saudi king, while the former US ambassador to Israel says Syria will likely be a "central topic" in Trump’s upcoming meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017 | Laura Rozen, Back Channel
Overshadowed by his unorthodox campaign promises, new US President Donald Trump, in his first days in office, has followed convention elsewhere in slowing down his pledge to move the US Embassy to Jerusalem.
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.
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