New Gestures to Opposition Unlikely to Change U.S. Syria Policy

by Jim Lobe* Despite new gestures of support for the Syrian opposition, the administration of President Barack Obama is unlikely to change its longstanding policy of restraining U.S. involvement in the country’s more than three-year-old civil war, according to experts… Continue Reading  

Hope, Scepticism Over U.S.-Russia Accord on Syria Conference

by Jim Lobe  via IPS News The surprise accord reached by the U.S. and Russia in Moscow Tuesday to try to convene an international conference to resolve the two-year-old civil war in Syria as soon as the end of this… Continue Reading