Vladimir Putin and Barack Obama, forced by international events to re-open talks, agreed on Monday evening to tactical discussions between their two armies. The objective was to avoid conflict in the event of further operations in Syria, an American official announced.
“We have a lot in common … We have sound [Read more]
Overall, there are no good options for ending the war in Syria, only bad ones, terrible ones and nightmarish ones.
<i>Instead of coordinating their actions in the war against a common evil, the Americans are mastering the role of spiteful bit players, says our columnist.</i>
On Capitol Hill, there is panicked discord. Information, leaked to the American press, indicates that the U.S. president's advisers are squabbling about how [Read more]
Regardless of the fact that Benjamin Netanyahu won the March 17 Israeli election, we must not deceive ourselves: the difference in viewpoint and the obstacles that his government put before President Barack Obama's plan to come to an agreement with Iran on the nuclear problem and to keep conversation open with the [Read more]
The week starts with the news from the Vatican which, after the massacre of Christians in Pakistan, wants a “fair” war against the perpetrators; and Secretary of State John Kerry, who is willing to negotiate with Bashar al-Assad in Syria while the nuclear treaty with Iran is at its final stage.
To negotiate with Damascus against the Islamic State.
It was easy to find reasons to overthrow Bashar al-Assad: The regime killed the opposition, relied on a religious minority for support, and had become a monarchy disguised as a republic. Four years after the start of the rebellion, the United States concedes that it’s necessary to hold talks with the Syrian leader: [Read more]
The Western bloc is not what it used to be. Every day, it erodes a little more.
The United States added black gold to its strategic arsenal ... America is and will remain a superpower.
The current U.S.-Russia conflict is different from that of the last century. The rivalry between the two goes beyond politics: This is a clash between two people, and mediation is impossible.