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  

Syria: The Vexing Issue of Lethal Aid for the Rebels

by Wayne White Sen. John McCain’s berating of former Sen. Chuck Hagel for “yes or no” answers as to whether the latter would support intervention in Syria or providing arms to anti-regime fighters reveals just how little McCain understands about… Continue Reading