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The Russians Are Back

HuffingtonPost.com | Sophia Jones | Posted 11.14.2013 | World

CAIRO -- Move over America, an old bedfellow might be returning to Egypt: Russia. On Thursday, top Russian and Egyptian officials began talks in Ca...

Norquist: Obama 'Being Led Around By His Nose' By Putin

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 09.18.2013 | Politics

Conservative anti-tax advocate Grover Norquist said Tuesday that President Barack Obama's handling of the crisis in Syria has "weakened" the president...

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.

Russia Pushes Syria Peace Tals

Reuters | Posted 11.16.2013 | World

* Russia wants pressure on rebels to attend peace talks * Accuses Europeans of seeking to reinterpret chemical deal * Sa...

Obama On Syria Chemical Weapons Deal: 'I Welcome The Progress'

Posted 09.14.2013 | Politics

Hours after Secretary of State John Kerry announced an agreement between the U.S. and Russia on the framework for handling Syria's chemical weapons, P...

Certainty and Doubt

Gary Hart | Posted 11.14.2013 | Politics
Gary Hart

"Often wrong, but never in doubt" is a description of one kind of political mind. "Occasionally wrong, but often in doubt" is another. Applied to foreign policy, and especially the use of US military power, this formulation offers an insight into policy confusion over Syria.

War Weary Public Rejects Attacking Syria

Erik Ose | Posted 11.12.2013 | Politics
Erik Ose

To those who would slam Obama for bowing to public pressure on Syria, it's worth remembering that when George W. Bush was in the White House, public opinion didn't count for squat.

Syria Diplomacy Moves On Two Fronts

AP | EDITH M. LEDERER | Posted 11.11.2013 | World

UNITED NATIONS — Key international players were moving on two diplomatic fronts Wednesday to try to put Syria's chemical weapons under internati...

Syria: Giving Up Chemical Weapons Is Not A Sign Of Weakness

AP | ALBERT AJI | Posted 11.11.2013 | World

DAMASCUS, Syria -- Syria's acceptance of a proposal to relinquish its chemical weapons stockpile should not be interpreted as a concession or sign of ...

Latest Updates In Syria Debate

Posted 09.11.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama addressed the public Tuesday evening, vowing to explore a diplomatic option with regards to Syria's chemical weapons stockpile,...

Sam Stein

Dem Hears Russian Ambassador's 'Very Serious' Message About Syria

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 09.10.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When Rep. Brad Sherman (D-Calif.) reached out to the Russian embassy Monday morning to express interest in seeing what intelligence it h...

Latest Updates On Situation In Syria

The Huffington Post | Posted 09.10.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama is set to give a speech Tuesday night about the situation in Syria. On Tuesday morning, the Associated Press reported Syria'...

Russia Presses UN Atomic Agency Over Syria War

AP | GEORGE JAHN | Posted 11.09.2013 | World

VIENNA — Diplomats say that Russia is pressing the U.N. atomic agency to report on the nuclear risk of air strikes on Syria in efforts to stave ...

Putin 'Doesn't Exclude' Supporting UN Resolution On Syria

AP | JOHN DANISZEWSKI, LYNN BERRY and VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV | Posted 11.03.2013 | World

NOVO-OGARYOVO, Russia — President Vladimir Putin warned the West against taking one-sided action in Syria but also said Russia "doesn't exclude"...

Russia Wants To Send Delegation To U.S. To Discuss Syria

AP | LAURA MILLS | Posted 11.02.2013 | World

MOSCOW — President Vladimir Putin proposed on Monday to send a delegation of Russian lawmakers to the United States to discuss the situation in ...

Russia: U.S. Evidence Of Syrian Chemical Attack 'Absolutely Unconvincing'

AP | Posted 11.02.2013 | World

MOSCOW -- The information the U.S. showed Moscow trying to prove that the Syrian regime was behind an alleged chemical weapons attack is "absolutely u...

Putin: 'Utter Nonsense' For Assad To Use Chemical Weapons

Reuters | Posted 10.31.2013 | World

VLADIVOSTOK, Russia, Aug 31 (Reuters) - Russia's President Vladimir Putin said on Saturday it would be "utter nonsense" for the Syrian government to...

Russia To Withdraw Personnel From Syria Naval Base

Reuters | Steve Gutterman | Posted 08.28.2013 | World

By Steve Gutterman MOSCOW, Aug 28 (Reuters) - Russia is preparing to withdraw personnel from its naval maintenance and supply facility on Syria's M...

Who's For And Against Military Action In Syria

Posted 08.27.2013 | World

Reports about a possibility military strike against Syria intensified Tuesday as a growing number of countries called for action in the wake of last w...

Russia's 'Resurgence' and the Syrian Civil War

David W. Kearn | Posted 09.23.2013 | World
David W. Kearn

Since the collapse of the Soviet Union, Russia has been an afterthought for most Americans. Now in Syria, we see a more assertive and forceful Russia, undermining American and European policies. Why?

Report: Russia Evacuates Troops From Base In Syria

AP | Posted 08.26.2013 | World

MOSCOW — A Russian newspaper has reported that Russia has pulled out all of its military personnel from its naval base in Syria. The base at Ta...

U.S. And Russia To Hold Syria Talks Next Week

Reuters | Posted 08.21.2013 | World

GENEVA, June 21 (Reuters) - Senior U.S. and Russian officials will meet the international mediator on Syria, Lakhdar Brahimi, in Geneva on Tuesday t...

Russia: Syria Chemical Weapons Evidence Not Good Enough

AP | Posted 08.15.2013 | World

MOSCOW — Russia's foreign minister said Saturday that the evidence put forth by the United States of chemical weapons use in Syria apparently do...

McCain: Rebels Don't Understand Why We Won't Help Them

Posted 05.30.2013 | World

John McCain spoke publicly about his visit to Syria for the first time Wednesday night on CNN's 'AC 360.' The Arizona senator quietly entered the coun...

Russia Defends Arms Shipments To Syria

AP | Posted 05.10.2013 | World

WARSAW, Poland -- Russia's foreign minister has defended his country's sales of antiaircraft systems to Syria, insisting they are not banned by intern...