Wednesday, Sep. 7, 2016 | Laura Rozen, Back Channel
US Secretary of State John Kerry had been expected to travel to Geneva to try to finalize a deal with Russia for a nationwide cease-fire in Syria this week, but hopes for concluding the accord appear once again to have been lowered.
Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2016 | Laura Rozen, Back Channel
It seems increasingly unlikely that the United States and Russia will conclude a deal on Syria before US President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin are expected to meet on the sidelines of the G-20 summit in China on Sept. 4.
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.
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