After Camp David, No End in Sight in Syria

by Thomas W. Lippman President Obama and the Arab Gulf monarchies may have papered over their differences about Iran at Camp David this week, but it was painfully clear after their summit meeting that they did not develop any new… Continue Reading

Kerry Gaffe on Syria Takes on Life of its Own

by Jasmin Ramsey You’re no doubt aware by now of a proposal by Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov for Syria to hand over its (still only accidentally acknowledged) chemical weapons to international control, which his Syrian counterpart Walid al-Moualem said Syria “welcomes”. Syrian… Continue Reading

Obama to Increase “Scope and Scale” of Aid to Syrian Rebels

by Jim Lobe via IPS News With U.S. intelligence agencies’ concluding that the Syrian government has used chemical weapons against rebel forces, the White House announced Thursday that it will increase “the scope and scale” of assistance it has been… Continue Reading