Christopher Dickey

Lakhdar Brahimi

The new United Nations envoy to Syria had the good sense to try to beg off. Former Algerian foreign minister and veteran U.N. troubleshooter Lakhdar Brahimi is 78 years old and has seen more than his share of war and peace, and then more wars again, in North Africa, the Middle East, and South Asia.

Asma Al-Assad

'Life is not fair my friend.' Emails show a new reality for Syria's first lady. By Christopher Dickey.