U.S. President Barack Obama warns Russia that its bombing campaign to support Syrian President Bashar al-Assad will suck Moscow into a quagmire that will be hard to get out of.
Syria began its descent into civil war in early 2011, when government security forces shot and killed protesters. But if President Bashar al-Assad thought a show of force would end the protests, he was wrong.
Frustration over Syria is understandable. Nevertheless, Carla Del Ponte's resignation isn't, says Andreas Zumach.
A joint US-Russia stabilization effort in Syria, including no-fly zones, has been floated by the US secretary of state. Rex Tillerson's call precedes talks expected at the G20 in Hamburg between US and Russian leaders.
The US is no longer insisting that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has to step aside. This is disastrous as it could encourage all the potentates in the region, writes Kersten Knipp.
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