Syria U.S., Russia, Security Council Get A Share Of Blame For Syrian Violence In New Report By Peter Kenyon • Mar 11, 2016 The fifth year of the Syrian conflict was the worst yet for civilians — and Russia, the U.S., France and Britain are partly to blame. That's according to a new report from 30 aid and human rights groups, including Oxfam and Care International. Milwaukee Doctor from Syria Hopeful for Diplomatic End to Civil War By Erin Toner • Sep 11, 2013 Spencer Platt/Getty Images Listen Listening... / 4:33 A Syrian expatriate in Milwaukee is optimistic about a possible diplomatic solution to the crisis in his native country, after President Obama agreed to consider a plan by Russia. Analyst: Obama's Having a Bad Week for Foreign Policy By Mitch Teich & Arthur Cyr • May 14, 2013 Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images Listen Listening... / 13:31 Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews our foreign policy contributor Art Cyr. The Obama administration has dealt with several major challenges in the foreign policy arena in the last couple of weeks.