Daily Global Issues Brief - May 5, 2016 (headlines)
SYRIA: Is it misunderstanding or purposeful ambiguity of the new US-Russia brokered cease-fire? Did truce begin Wednesday 12:01am (US claim) or Thursday at 1:00am (Syrian claim)? Are groups affiliated with Al Nusra Front for strategic military purposes not covered by the truce? As questions pile up, more people die.
With PM Davutoglu resigning, President Erdogan is growing as uncontested power house – less checks & balances, more crackdowns on rights groups, journalists, protesters… That is the player in Syrian conflict & refugee crisis? ...very concerning.