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  

More Sanctions, More Problems

Sanctions Are Holding Back Our Talks with Iran by Usha Sahay and Laicie Heeley There is a consensus in Washington that more sanctions will help convince Iran to halt its nuclear development. On June 3, President Obama issued an executive order… Continue Reading  

White House Spox on “taking sides” in Iran

The new White House Spokesperson Jay Carney too questions on Thursday about the Middle East. This exchange ensued, regarding whether the U.S. was “taking sides with the people against the government” in Iran: Q    And on Egypt [President Barack Obama]… Continue Reading