Tag "US-Russian deal on Syria"

Week twenty of the Russian military intervention in Syria: a ceasefire and yet another huge victory for Russia

This article was written for the Unz Review: http://www.unz.com/tsaker/russian-american-agreement-on-syria/ The recent agreement between the USA and Russia really solves nothing, it does not even end the war, and both sides are expressing a great deal of caution about its future implementation.  And yet, this is a huge victory for Russia.  While it is too early to say that “the Russian won in Syria”, I think that it is now fair

Joint Statement of the United States and the Russian Federation, as Co-Chairs of the ISSG, on Cessation of Hostilities in Syria

The United States of America and the Russian Federation, as co-chairs of the International Syria Support Group (ISSG) and seeking to achieve a peaceful settlement of the Syrian crisis with full respect for the fundamental role of the United Nations, are fully determined to provide their strongest support to end the Syrian conflict and establish conditions for a successful Syrian-led political transition process, facilitated by the UN, in order to

The US-Russia agreement on Syria’s chemical weapons – deal in full

Note: having read the actual full text of this agreement (thanks Robert!!) I have to say that it is even worse than what I feared.  I simply do not have the time to lay out my arguments before tomorrow evening.  That is also when I will reply to the numerous and interesting comments disagreeing with my view.  BTW – I sincerely thank you all for your comments, it is precisely