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Syria Resolution Russia Veto

"Chess Is the Way We Establish Mastery Over the West"

Dr. Charles G. Cogan | Posted 09.23.2012 | World
Dr. Charles G. Cogan

These words, uttered by a Soviet General during the Cold War, serve to remind us, in our frustration over the veto on Syria in the United Nations last week, that the Russians are really pretty good at checkmating us.

Why Are Beijing and Moscow Backing Bashar?

Rajan Menon | Posted 09.22.2012 | World
Rajan Menon

The tide does seem to have turned in the long war between Assad's forces and a motley, but increasingly potent, insurgency. What explains China and Russia's decision to back a regime that's begun to look like it's living on borrowed time?

A Diplomatic Surge for Syria?

Simon Adams | Posted 04.11.2012 | World
Simon Adams

Last weekend's double veto should have put a nail in the coffin of the idea that Russian opposition to UN Security Council action in Syria was about post-Libya fallout and the "Responsibility to Protect." The veto was about arms, allies and power. Nothing more, nothing less.

Syria's Deepening Crisis

Jayshree Bajoria | Posted 04.09.2012 | World
Jayshree Bajoria

Even as Russia and China face growing criticism, there is no consensus among analysts on the question of intervention in Syria.

Russia to the People of Syria: "Drop Dead"

Sheldon Filger | Posted 04.07.2012 | World
Sheldon Filger

The Kremlin's support of the bloodthirsty Assad dictatorship is not wise and may harm Moscow's most vital interests irreparably.

With Resolution Vetoed, What's Next For Syria?

Reuters | Posted 04.06.2012 | World

By Joseph Logan and Patrick Worsnip BEIRUT/UNITED NATIONS, Feb 5 (Reuters) - Western and Arab states voiced outrage on Sunday after Ru...

Hillary Clinton: Syria Veto A 'Travesty'

Reuters | Posted 04.06.2012 | World

SOFIA, Feb 5 (Reuters) - U.S Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said on Sunday the veto by Russia and China of a U.N. resolution that would have urg...

Russia, China Veto UN Resolution On Syria

Reuters | Posted 04.05.2012 | World

Russia and China blocked a new UN Security Resolution on the crisis in Syria. This is breaking news. Check back later for updates. ...

Russia, China Veto UN Resolution On Syria

Reuters | Posted 04.05.2012 | World

By Louis Charbonneau UNITED NATIONS, Feb 4 (Reuters) - Russia and China joined forces in a double veto on Saturday to knock down a Western-Arab U.N...