Monday, Mar. 14, 2016 | Laura Rozen, Back Channel
Russian President Vladimir Putin is saying "do svidaniya" — goodbye — to Syria, announcing the start of a Russian military withdrawal that Putin said he hoped would bolster Syria peace talks underway in Geneva.
Wednesday, Mar. 9, 2016 | Barbara Slavin, Washington Correspondent
While critics complain that they are getting less information from the IAEA about Iran’s nuclear program after implementation of the JCPOA, a US official told Al-Monitor, “We get what we need.”
Wednesday, Mar. 2, 2016 | Laura Rozen, Back Channel
The United States said it was encouraged that the Syrian cessation of hostilities appeared to be holding, with no significant violations reported in the past day, as analysts said Russia was backing the truce because it feared a quagmire and talk of a US "Plan B."
Friday, Feb. 26, 2016 | Laura Rozen, Back Channel
The White House said Russia is ‘on the hook’ for the success of the partial Syria truce set to start Feb. 27, and cautioned that the truce is likely to take time to take hold, and will face setbacks.
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