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.
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.
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