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Russia To Submit U.N. Resolution Calling For End To Ukraine Violence

Reuters | Posted 06.02.2014 | World

MOSCOW, June 2 (Reuters) - Russia will submit a draft resolution to the U.N. Security Council on Monday calling for an immediate end to violence in ...

U.S. Warns: Russia Has Only 'Days' To Uphold Deal

Reuters | Posted 06.23.2014 | World

By Adrian Croft BRUSSELS, April 23 (Reuters) - Russia has not fulfilled its part of an international agreement to defuse tension in Uk...

Russia Vows Response If Citizens Attacked In Ukraine

AP | YURAS KARMANAU | Posted 06.23.2014 | World

DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Russia's foreign minister on Wednesday promised a firm response if its citizens or interests come under attack in Ukraine ...

Russia Defiant In Response To G8 Snub

Reuters | Posted 03.25.2014 | World

THE HAGUE, March 24 (Reuters) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov suggested on Monday that the Group of Eight industrialised nations may have out...

Kerry, Russian Foreign Minister To Seek Ukraine Resolution: Report

Reuters | Posted 05.16.2014 | Politics

MOSCOW, March 16 (Reuters) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry agreed on Sunday to seek a solution to cr...

Diplomatic Trash-talk Explained

Andy Valvur | Posted 05.10.2014 | Weird News
Andy Valvur

These carefully crafted phrases are wonderfully vague and non-specific. But really, it is not very different from little children dissing each other on the playground. Whereas children are much better at saying what they really mean, "diplo-speak" can have 50 shades of meaning.

UK Warns Russia: Don't Intervene In Ukraine

Reuters | Posted 04.25.2014 | World

By Andrew Osborn LONDON, Feb 23 (Reuters) - Britain warned Russia on Sunday against intervening in Ukraine's "complex" crisis, saying ...

The Syrian Geneva "Peace" Conference: Whistling Past the Graveyard?

Amb. Marc Ginsberg | Posted 03.23.2014 | World
Amb. Marc Ginsberg

The sad reality is that neither Assad nor his divided adversaries have any intention to lay down their weapons anytime soon. "Geneva" is no great breakthrough. Rather, it reflects the depths of international impotence.

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."

Russia Slams U.S. Intentions In Syria Chemical Weapons Deal

Reuters | Posted 09.22.2013 | World

MOSCOW, Sept 22 (Reuters) - Russia on Sunday criticised what it said were Western attempts to use a Syrian chemical arms disarmament deal to seek a U....

Diplomacy in Syria? Looks Like It. Peace Pact? Not So Fast

Evelyn Leopold | Posted 11.17.2013 | World
Evelyn Leopold

Diplomacy instead of bombs may get rid of Syria's chemical weapons but an end to the bloody civil war that has left more than 100,000 dead is not even close.

Yer Darn Putin! (Or, Vladimir the Columnist & Other Signs of Progress)

Rick Horowitz | Posted 11.16.2013 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

More plot twists in the Syria saga... ...

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...

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...

Manchin-Heitkamp: The Senate's Compelling Alternative Syria Resolution

Steve Clemons | Posted 09.09.2013 | Politics
Steve Clemons

Today, the delays are emboldening Assad. Waiting another 45 days won't degrade the situation further, but may allow an opportunity for some net positive to emerge.

Lavrov Rejects Snowden Demand

Posted 08.25.2013 | Politics

By VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MOSCOW -- Russia's foreign minister bluntly rejected U.S. demands to extradite National Security Agenc...

Stop the Madness

James Zogby | Posted 08.01.2013 | World
James Zogby

When I hear Senator John McCain calling for more arms, air strikes, no-fly zones and the like; when I hear the dangerous pronouncements coming from apologists for the various sides, I want to ask "do you know where are you going, and where is this taking Syria, its people and the region?"

The Road To -- And From -- Damascus

Ian Williams | Posted 07.28.2013 | World
Ian Williams

Ordinary Syrians are paying the price for the maladroit handling of the earlier intervention in Libya -- and indeed in Iraq. Blair and Bush's great adventure in Iraq understandably soured the enthusiasm of much of the world for intervention in general.

Humanitarian Disaster and Political Illusion

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 07.21.2013 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

Certainly, a practical solution to the crisis in Syria would require full cooperation between the U.S. and Russia, but considering the unfolding horror in Syria, neither the U.S. nor Russia can now piece together a political solution that will satisfy all players.

Boston Bombing Probe Prompts U.S.-Russia Cooperation

AP | BRADLEY KLAPPER and DESMOND BUTLER | Posted 04.23.2013 | World

WASHINGTON -- The Boston Marathon bombings could provide an opportunity for the U.S. and Russia to find some common ground for cooperation as authorit...

U.S. And Russia Set For Surprise Meeting On Syria

AP | BRADLEY KLAPPER | Posted 02.05.2013 | World

DUBLIN — Diplomatic efforts to end Syria's civil war moved forward Thursday with U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton joining Russia's...

Russia Warns West On Syria Following Obama Threat

Reuters | Posted 10.21.2012 | World

* Russia warns against unilateral U.S. action in Syria * At least 20 bodies found after Syria troops overrun suburb * Sy...

Russia Backs Annan Plan For Political Transition In Syria

Reuters | Louis Charbonneau | Posted 08.27.2012 | World

* Annan's proposal to be discussed in Geneva on Saturday * Unclear if Russia would accept exclusion of Assad (Adds background, dipl...

Russia's Wobbly Stance on Syria

Tik Root | Posted 08.17.2012 | World
Tik Root

Given the regime's history of suppressing dissent, high mutual levels of mistrust and the failure of Annan plan, sincere dialogue between the sides appears to be a pipe dream at this point. So, where does this leave us?

Joshua Hersh

U.N. Assad Ouster Resolution Faces Strong Opposition From Russia | Joshua Hersh | Posted 02.01.2012 | World

WASHINGTON -- Secretary of State Hillary Clinton joined her counterparts from around the world in a passionate, argumentative session of the United Na...