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Cutting the Salami With Putin

Allan Topol | Posted 11.30.2013 | World
Allan Topol

Imagine a large salami in the center of a table. First, Putin offers to cut the salami down the middle. He takes out his knife and cuts it. Then puts one half in his bag. He looks at the remaining salami on the table and says, "Now let's talk about how we'll divide the salami."

The Russian-American Agreement on Syria: Winners and Losers

Dr. Josef Olmert | Posted 11.16.2013 | World
Dr. Josef Olmert

Bashar Assad, his mobilized state-run press and some of his remaining sycophantic supporters in Lebanon and other Arab states are celebrating a victory. Well, the dictator is entitled to his moment of relief, but if he really believes that he scored a victory he is engaged in a self-delusion exercise.

Kerry Warns Syria: 'Threat Of Force Is Real' If Deal Not Followed

AP | Posted 09.15.2013 | Politics

BY MATTHEW LEE & JOSEF FEDERMAN, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS JERUSALEM (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday sent a strong warning to Syri...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Obama's Syria Pitch Fails To Sway Senators | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 09.10.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Even with a visit to Capitol Hill, it appears President Barack Obama's case for a strike against Syria got more help from the Russians t...

Jason Linkins

Russia's Plan To Secure Assad's Chemical Weapons Is A Complete Non-Starter | Jason Linkins | Posted 09.10.2013 | Politics

Russia, as you may know, has proposed a solution to the knotty matter of Syrian President Bashar Assad's chemical weapons -- the Russians will help re...

Obama Agrees To U.N. Discussion Of Syria

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 09.10.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A White House official says President Barack Obama has agreed to discussions at the United Nations Security Council on a proposal from R...

Jay Carney Reacts To Syrian Chemical Weapons Compromise Proposal

Posted 09.10.2013 | Politics

White House Press Secretary Jay Carney hailed a proposal floated by Secretary of State John Kerry and embraced by Russian and Syrian officials to put ...

State: US Will Take 'Hard Look' At Russian Proposal

AP | MATTHEW LEE and JULIE PACE | Posted 11.09.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In a rapid and remarkable chain of events, Syria welcomed the idea of turning over all of its chemical weapons for destruction on Monday...