David Rohde

Kerry to resume Mideast peace talks after a pause

By David Rohde
April 30, 2014

  U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry speaks to the media after a quadrilateral meeting between representatives of the United States, Ukraine, Russia and the European Union, about the ongoing situation in Ukraine, in Geneva April 17, 2014. REUTERS/JIM BOURG

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry speaks to the media after a quadrilateral meeting between representatives of the United States, Ukraine, Russia and the European Union, about the ongoing situation in Ukraine, in Geneva April 17, 2014.
REUTERS/JIM BOURG

Special Report: How the U.S. made its Putin problem worse

By Reuters Staff
April 19, 2014

WASHINGTON AND NEW YORK | BY DAVID ROHDE AND ARSHAD MOHAMMED U.S. President Barack Obama (L) meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin during the G8 Summit at Lough Erne in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland, in this June 17, 2013 file photo. REUTERS/KEVIN LAMARQUE/FILES

U.S. President Barack Obama (L) meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin during the G8 Summit at Lough Erne in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland, in this June 17, 2013 file photo.
REUTERS/KEVIN LAMARQUE/FILES

Analysis: Afghanistan’s surprises

By David Rohde
April 9, 2014
Election officials hold a ballot paper during the vote counting process at a polling station in Herat Province, April 5, 2014. REUTERS/OMAR SOBHANI

Election officials hold a ballot paper during the vote counting process at a polling station in Herat Province, April 5, 2014.
REUTERS/OMAR SOBHANI

West stumbles as autocratic force trumps economics

By David Rohde
April 1, 2014

  Russian President Vladimir Putin addresses participants of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum in St. Petersburg, June 21, 2013. REUTERS/ALEXANDER DEMIANCHUK

Russian President Vladimir Putin addresses participants of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum in St. Petersburg, June 21, 2013.
REUTERS/ALEXANDER DEMIANCHUK

As China looks on, Putin poses risky dilemma for the West

By David Rohde
March 4, 2014

  Russia's President Vladimir Putin (C), Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu (L) and head of the Russian army's main department of combat preparation Ivan Buvaltsev watch military exercises at the Kirillovsky firing ground in the Leningrad region, March 3, 2014. REUTERS/MIKHAIL KLIMENTYEV/RIA NOVOSTI/KREMLIN

Russia’s President Vladimir Putin (C), Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu (L) and head of the Russian army’s main department of combat preparation Ivan Buvaltsev watch military exercises at the Kirillovsky firing ground in the Leningrad region, March 3, 2014.
REUTERS/MIKHAIL KLIMENTYEV/RIA NOVOSTI/KREMLIN

Ukraine draws Obama into Putin’s long game

By David Rohde
February 26, 2014

  An ethnic Russian Ukrainian holds a Russian flag as Crimean Tatars rally near the Crimean parliament building in Simferopol February 26, 2014 file photo. REUTERS/BAZ RATNER

An ethnic Russian Ukrainian holds a Russian flag as Crimean Tatars rally near the Crimean parliament building in Simferopol February 26, 2014 file photo.
REUTERS/BAZ RATNER

In Bosnia, are outsiders the answer, or the problem?

By David Rohde
February 15, 2014

 

11,541 red chairs line Titova street in Sarajevo as the city marks the 20th anniversary of the start of the Bosnian war, on April 6, 2012. The country remains deeply divided, power shared between Serbs, Croats and Muslims in a single state ruled by ethnic quotas and united by the weakest of central governments. Reuters/Dado Ruvic

Analysis: Is Syria now a direct threat to the U.S.?

By David Rohde
February 7, 2014

  Rebel fighters stand on a tank belonging to the Islamic Front near Nairab military airport, which is controlled by forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad, in Aleppo February 7, 2014. REUTERS/Hosam Katan

Rebel fighters stand on a tank belonging to the Islamic Front near Nairab military airport, which is controlled by forces loyal to Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad, in Aleppo February 7, 2014. REUTERS/Hosam Katan

Signing off

By David Rohde
January 29, 2014

For the past two and a half years, I’ve had the privilege of writing a weekly opinion column for Reuters. Some of those columns made me proud. Others I wish I could do over.

Dooming the Syria talks before they begin

By David Rohde
January 22, 2014

The United States won a short-term diplomatic victory over Iran this week. Under intense pressure from American officials, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon withdrew an invitation for Iranian officials to attend the Syria peace conference.