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News Roundup and Notes: February 11, 2016

Before the start of business, Just Security provides a curated summary of up-to-the-minute developments at home and abroad. Here’s today’s news.

IRAQ and SYRIA

A ceasefire for Syria. Secretary of State John Kerry will push for a ceasefire agreement in Syria and the immediate provision of humanitarian aid for civilians at an important meeting of major powers in Munich, Germany today.…   continue »

News Roundup and Notes: February 10, 2016

Before the start of business, Just Security provides a curated summary of up-to-the-minute developments at home and abroad. Here’s today’s news.

IRAQ and SYRIA 

The fight against ISIS. The US is facing the challenge of convincing Arab allies to contribute more to the fight against the Islamic State, Defense Secretary Ash Carter convening a meeting in Brussels tomorrow in “one of his biggest leadership tests” since entering office, report Michael S.…   continue »

News Roundup and Notes: February 9, 2016

Before the start of business, Just Security provides a curated summary of up-to-the-minute developments at home and abroad. Here’s today’s news.

IRAQ and SYRIA

Fight for Aleppo. Shi’ite fighters, including forces led by Iran and Hezbollah, are pushing toward Aleppo, giving the Syrian government offensive the “greatest momentum” seen in years.…   continue »

News Roundup and Notes: February 8, 2016

Before the start of business, Just Security provides a curated summary of up-to-the-minute developments at home and abroad. Here’s today’s news.

IRAQ and SYRIA 

Forces loyal to the Assad regime pushed close to the Turkish border today, part of a major offensive supported by Russia and Iran.…   continue »

News Roundup and Notes: February 5, 2016

Before the start of business, Just Security provides a curated summary of up-to-the-minute developments at home and abroad. Here’s today’s news.

IRAQ and SYRIA

The Syrian government military has completely encircled the northern countryside of Aleppo province, according to the commander of a US-backed rebel group.…   continue »

News Roundup and Notes: February 4, 2016

Before the start of business, Just Security provides a curated summary of up-to-the-minute developments at home and abroad. Here’s today’s news.

IRAQ and SYRIA

Syria peace talks. The UN has temporarily suspended negotiations intended at finding a political solution to the civil conflict, special envoy to Syria, Staffan de Mistura announced, saying that: [New York Times’ Nick Cumming-Bruce and Somini Sengupta]

“I have concluded, frankly, that after the first week of preparatory talks there is more work to be done, not only by us but by the stakeholders.”

The “temporary pause” in the talks will continue until at least February 25.…   continue »

News Roundup and Notes: February 3, 2016

Before the start of business, Just Security provides a curated summary of up-to-the-minute developments at home and abroad. Here’s today’s news.

IRAQ and SYRIA

Syria peace talks. The UN scrambled to sustain Syria peace negotiations today, put under pressure by a Syrian government offensive, backed by Russian airstrikes, around Aleppo.…   continue »

News Roundup and Notes: February 2, 2016

Before the start of business, Just Security provides a curated summary of up-to-the-minute developments at home and abroad. Here’s today’s news.

IRAQ and SYRIA

The Syria peace talks in Geneva have been declared open by the UN mediator, special envoy to Syria Staffan de Mistura.…   continue »

News Roundup and Notes: February 1, 2016

Before the start of business, Just Security provides a curated summary of up-to-the-minute developments at home and abroad. Here’s today’s news.

IRAQ and SYRIA

Peace talks crept forward over the weekend, the Syrian opposition group, the High Negotiations Committee, arriving in Geneva and meeting with a UN mediator.…   continue »

News Roundup and Notes: January 29, 2016

Before the start of business, Just Security provides a curated summary of up-to-the-minute developments at home and abroad. Here’s today’s news.

IRAQ and SYRIA

The Syrian opposition insists it will not attend negotiations on a political solution to the civil conflict due to begin today in Geneva, saying that it had not received satisfactory answers to its conditions, including an end to air strikes and blockades.…   continue »