• Jeffrey Laurenti

    About Jeffrey Laurenti

    Jeffrey Laurenti is senior fellow at the Century Foundation.

    The Missing Russian Deliveryman

    by  • June 8, 2012 • WORLDVIEWS • 1 Comment

    Bashar Jaafari

    Kofi Annan was too diplomatic to say it in public, but his meaning as he “briefed” the United Nations General Assembly on Thursday on the continuing strife in Syria was unmistakable: Russia has failed. Annan’s plan to halt the fighting that has convulsed Syria for 15 months was crafted to Moscow’s specifications. It made no [...]

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    The UN Revisits Syria, With Sharp Words and Passion

    by  • February 15, 2012 • General Assembly, WORLDVIEWS • 1 Comment

    Syria and the UN

    Iran was the one country to stand up in support of Syria’s procedural challenge to the right of the UN General Assembly to debate the spiraling political violence back home, and with good reason: the aggressiveness with which the Arab states along the Persian Gulf are pressing for the ouster of President Bashar al-Assad from [...]

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    For Syria, Only More Questions

    by  • February 7, 2012 • WORLDVIEWS • 1 Comment

    US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton spoke at the UN Security Council on Jan. 31, 2012, about the resolution on Syria.  US STATE DEPARTMENT

    The failed vote in the United Nations Security Council on Feb. 4 over a resolution committing the UN to the Arab League’s Syria transition plan opens the door to an international free-for-all in which Syrian factions enlist foreign patrons, Russia mortgages itself to a terminally ill regime and Iran has an opening to forge closer [...]

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