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Re-reading Russia’s Support for Syria

Re-reading Russia’s Support for Syria

The more popular narrative to explain Russia’s uncompromising support of a bloodthirsty Syria – whose draconian crack down outmatches itself one day to the next – seems to rest on two simple assumptions. First, Damascus is Moscow’s premier arms client. Second, Syria plays host to Russia’s only remaining naval ...

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“The Two-State Solution Just Died, Mr. President”

“The Two-State Solution Just Died, Mr. President”

UNITED NATIONS – On the final day of a three month deadline set by the Quartet – Brussels, Washington, Moscow and the UN – for Israelis and Palestinians to resume bilateral peace talks, Israeli attorney Daniel Seidemann convened an exclusive briefing with the UN Correspondents ...

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US Counterterrorism Law May “Backfire”: UN

US Counterterrorism Law May “Backfire”: UN

On New Year’s Eve, President Barack Obama signed into law the post-9/11 practice of detaining terrorist suspects indefinitely without charge. Shock and awe waves rippled through the blogosphere in response to the move, not least because Obama had threatened to veto an earlier version of the bill. Other grumbles included ...

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About the Author

Casey L Coombs

Casey's been reporting from Turtle Bay for the Diplomatic Courier since 2010 and is now freelancing from his office at the UN. He also reports from international summits like the G8, G20, UNGA and the Clinton Global Initiative. Before moving to New York, he lived in France and Belgium.

He holds BAs in English and anthropology and an MS in international affairs and global enterprise.

Twitter: @Macoombs

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