Krishnadev Calamur, The Atlantic: The Prospect of a Cease-Fire in Syria Is in Tatters
President Bashar al-Assad told the AP the fighting will likely “drag on,” and airstrikes in rebel-held parts of Aleppo killed dozens.
Here’s what’s happening Thursday in Syria: Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, in an interview with The Associated Press, said the civil war was likely to “drag on” because of outside support for groups opposed to him. Rebel-held parts of Aleppo saw some of the worst bombings after the collapse this week of a nationwide cease-fire. In New York, diplomats from the U.S., Russia, and other countries were set to meet to discuss a possible resumption of the truce. The U.N., which suspended humanitarian deliveries this week after an aid convoy was struck, said it would resume those deliveries.
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Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- September 22, 2016
As US and Russia fall out, others eye their own Syria goals -- Tim Lister, CNN
Ceasefire made no difference to Syria’s starving civilians -- Jürgen Stryjak, DW
'Window closing' on US-Russia deal on Syria -- Laura Rozen, Al-Monitor
U.S., Russia Take Syria Battle to New Heights -- Matthew Lee & Bradley Klapper, AP
Russia in Syria: Mission accomplished, and no end in sight -- Roman Goncharenko, DW
Separated by One UN Speech, Netanyahu and Abbas Remain Far Apart -- Jonathan Ferziger and David Wainer, Bloomberg
Libya: Cameron, Sarkozy, and (Obama's) Iraq -- Steven A. Cook, Council on Foreign Relations
Al Shabaab: A Persistent Threat -- Bennett Seftel, Cipher Brief
North Korea's Bite is About to be as Bad as its Bark -- Euan Graham, War on the Rocks
Barack Obama’s Asia pivot is sinking beneath Pacific waves -- M.K. Bhadrakumar, Asia Times
The real danger of Rodrigo Duterte -- Prashanth Parameswaran, The Straits Times
Putin Puts An End To Electoral Politics In Russia -- Paul Roderick Gregory, Forbes
Russia Proves Vote Fraud Can Happen Anywhere -- Leonid Bershidsky, Bloomberg
Choosing the next UN chief is 'intensely political' -- Anke Rasper, DW
A look at the recipients of the 'Alternative Nobel Prize' -- Chase Winter, DW