Monday's global agenda: UN leaves Syria

In other news

Dennis Ross, President Obama's former special assistant for Near East policy, urged the administration to take a hard stance as the Muslim Brotherhood consolidates power in Egypt. [The Washington Post]

New U.S. Ambassador to Burma Derek Mitchell called progress in the country “fragile” in his first wide-ranging interview since becoming the first ambassador to the reclusive nation in 22 years. [Wall Street Journal

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