Loopholes undercut dubious US-Russia backed Syria ceasefire


Russian air force technicians prepare a SU-24 combat fighter in Siberia, Russia. Russian airstrikes reportedly have pounded areas in and around Aleppo, Syria’s largest city.

McCain Institute head sees Assad rolling on with Russian help

The US and Russia agreed on February 22 on a new ceasefire for Syria that will take effect February 27, however there are doubts whether it will lead to a solution to the crisis given that Washington and Moscow are backing opposing sides in Syria’s civil war.

The US and Russia agreed on terms for the “cessation of hostilities” between Syrian President Bashar Assad’s government and armed opposition groups. Those sides must accept the deal by February 26.

Ambassador Kurt Volker, Executive Di...

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