Civilians are used as human shields by jihadists in both Aleppo and Mosul, and more in our global news round-up.
In an email published by Wikileaks, Clinton affirmed the role US allies Saudi Arabia and Qatar played in supporting and promoting ISIS.
ISIS has reportedly disappeared from the streets of Mosul; an exposé of the “White Helmets” in Syria has rattled the War Party establishment, and more in our round-up.
Samantha Power and others accused Russia of barbarism and war crimes before walking out of the emergency UN meeting they convened, and more in our round-up.
US Senator Lindsey Graham pressured Defense Secretary Ash Carter and General Joseph Dunford for military intervention in Syria.
Next Cold War Roundup 9/21/16 The White House blames Russia for attacks on a humanitarian aid convoy. Russia denies and says a US predator drone was flying in the area at the time of the attack. Kerry called for a no-fly zone. Three “Spartacus” countries stepped up to say they
US special forces deployed to work with Turkish forces in Operation Euphrates Shield were threatened by US-backed Free Syrian Army forces, and more in our round-up.
Next Cold War Roundup 9/13/16 US and Russia reached a deal on Syria for a ceasefire, humanitarian aid, and later military cooperation and a roadmap for political transition. The Syrian government accepted the deal while the major opposition rebel groups rejected it, issuing some demands to secure their agreement. The
Next Cold War Roundup 9/2/16 Russian President Vladimir Putin said there may be a deal with the US on Syria in the near future and a Russian official said the deal must be reached while President Barack Obama is in office. Putin also confirmed that Russia and Turkey are aligning their
Analysts describe deals struck by Turkey and Russia, and by Turkey and Iran, that could be game changers in Syria, and more in our foreign policy roundup.