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Putin, Ukraine and Syria: Russia's Carrots and Sticks

Richard Brodsky | Posted 03.24.2014 | World
Richard Brodsky

To many in the West, Vladimir Putin seems mysterious, as well as deeply troubling. Troubling he is. But mysterious not so much.

The Russians: Backing the Wrong Horse (Again)

Dr. Charles G. Cogan | Posted 02.28.2014 | World
Dr. Charles G. Cogan

Though the U.S. does not have a very good record in supporting Third World potentates, its hypocrisy pales before Russian ruthlessness.

Russia Claims Syria Will Destroy Chemical Weapons Soon

Reuters | Posted 04.06.2014 | World

MOSCOW/BEIRUT, Feb 4 (Reuters) - Russia said its ally Syria would soon ship more chemical weapons abroad for destruction after being accused of drag...

From Terror to Counter-Terrorism: Radicalization in Syria and the Rising Legitimacy of the Assad Regime

Mathew Markman | Posted 02.18.2014 | World
Mathew Markman

U.S. concerns with the formation and subsequent actions of the Islamic Front, combined with the continued prominence of al-Qaeda linked factions in Syria, are likely to further diminish international pressure on the Assad regime, providing it with a golden opportunity to seek renewed legitimacy.

GOP Senator Praises Big Defense Department Move

AP | RICHARD LARDNER | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Defense Department is canceling plans to buy additional cargo helicopters from the Russian arms export agency that is a top su...

Why Assad Will Win

Allan Topol | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Allan Topol

Now, after more than 100,000 dead and hundreds of thousands more uprooted from their homes or taking refuge in Turkey and Jordan, the muddled situation is becoming clearer.

Russia Pledges To Help Guard Syria's Chemical Weapons Sites

Reuters | Posted 11.26.2013 | World

MOSCOW, Sept 26 (Reuters) - Russia is ready to help guard Syria's chemical weapons sites when President Bashar al-Assad's chemical arms stockpiles a...

Leaders Make Renewed Push For Syria Resolution At UN

Reuters | Posted 11.24.2013 | World

By Steve Holland and Asma Alsharif UNITED NATIONS, Sept 24 (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama appealed to the United Nations on T...

Russia 'Could Change' Support For Assad, Kremlin Official Says

AP | Posted 11.21.2013 | World

MOSCOW — Russia's Interfax news agency is quoting a top Kremlin official as saying the government could drop its support for Bashar Assad if the...

Syria Gives Russia Chemical Weapons Evidence

AP | JIM HEINTZ | Posted 11.18.2013 | World

MOSCOW -- Syria has turned over materials to Russia which aim to show that a chemical weapons attack last month was carried out by the rebels, a top R...

Russia Opposes Use Of Force In Syria Resolution

AP | Posted 09.17.2013 | World

MOSCOW -- Moscow is insisting that a new United Nations resolution on Syria not allow the use of force, but Russia's foreign minister appeared to sugg...

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...

Christina Wilkie

AIPAC Syria Plan Wasn't About Israel

HuffingtonPost.com | Christina Wilkie | Posted 09.14.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As Jews all over the world marked the start of Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, on Friday, uncertainty loomed over both the U.S. and Is...

Kerry: We Have A Deal

AP | JOHN HEILPRIN and MATTHEW LEE | Posted 11.14.2013 | World

GENEVA — A diplomatic breakthrough Saturday on securing and destroying Syria's chemical weapons stockpile averted the threat of U.S. military ac...

UN Resolution Not Expected To Include Threat Of Force Against Syria

Reuters | Posted 11.13.2013 | Politics

By Steve Holland WASHINGTON, Sept 13 (Reuters) - The United States does not expect a U.N. Security Council resolution ...

Stakes Are High In U.S., Russia Talks

Reuters | Posted 11.12.2013 | World

By Warren Strobel and Louis Charbonneau GENEVA/UNITED NATIONS, Sept 12 (Reuters) - The United States and Russia began high-stakes talk...

Kerry Rejects Assad Proposal

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 11.12.2013 | Politics

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry rejected Syrian President Bashar Assad's 30-day deadline for submitting chemical weapons data, saying words are not...

Menendez: Putin Op-Ed Almost Made Me Want To Vomit

The Huffington Post | Braden Goyette | Posted 09.12.2013 | Politics

Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) nearly said goodbye to his dinner when he read Russian President Vladimir Putin's op-ed in The New York Times cautioning...

Russia's Back In The Mideast

AP | DAN PERRY | Posted 11.11.2013 | World

With a few days' worth of surprise diplomacy, Vladimir Putin has revived memories of an era many thought was long gone, when Washington and Moscow jos...

White House: Russia 'Prestige On The Line'

AP | Posted 09.11.2013 | Politics

BY JULIE PACE AND NANCY BENAC, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — The White House tried Wednesday to pin the success or failure of a diplomatic op...

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...

John Kerry, Russian Foreign Minister To Meet On Syria

AP | MATTHEW LEE | Posted 11.10.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A State Department official says President Barack Obama is sending Secretary of State John Kerry to Switzerland this week to discuss a p...

Kerry To See Russian Foreign Minister

Posted 09.10.2013 | Politics

By MATTHEW LEE, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON (AP) — A State Department official says President Barack Obama is sending Secretary of State John...

Jennifer Bendery

Harry Reid In No Rush To Pass Syria Resolution

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 09.10.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said Tuesday that the Senate is still moving forward with a resolution in support of the pres...

John Kerry, Russian Foreign Minister To Meet On Syria

AP | MATTHEW LEE | Posted 09.10.2013 | Politics

BY MATTHEW LEE, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON (AP) — A State Department official says President Barack Obama is sending Secretary of State John...