• 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...

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    For Syria, Only More Questions

    by  • February 7, 2012 • WORLDVIEWS • 1 Comment

    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...

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