Assad

Bashar Al Assad Is Laying a Deadly Ambush for Obama in Syria
August 26, 2014

In this case, the enemy of our enemy is NOT our friend.

This Photo Is Not from ‘Game of Thrones.’ It’s From Syria.
February 26, 2014

This is Damascus, last month. And these are Palestinian refugees lining up for food. 

"By Doing Nothing in Syria, Obama Ensured That There Is Nothing We Can Do."
November 08, 2013

The grim morality of our realpolitik stance on Syria

Iran Tweets, and the World Gets Way Too Excited
September 06, 2013

Maybe the Jewish New Year really has ushered in the positive change it’s supposed to represent.

Intervening in Syria is Stupid
An attack would be illegal and ineffective. It wouldn't satisfy hawkish critics, either.
August 29, 2013

The only real choice is between pushing for regime change and not getting involved. He should choose the second one

A Cop Out in the Shape of a Cruise Missile
We must do something in Syria
August 27, 2013

The trouble with complexity in Syria

The 'Let's Not Even Try' Foreign Policy
Barack Obama's choice on Syria will define his presidency
August 26, 2013

The Syria choice will decide the tug-of-war between idealism and restraint in the Obama administration—and in the president's self-definition.

Is Assad Goading Obama?
The new Syrian atrocities may have been a miscalculation. But America's rhetoric encouraged them.
August 26, 2013

The new Syrian atrocities may have been a miscalculation. But America's rhetoric encouraged them.

The Cold War Heats Up in Syria
Why Russia won't allow an intervention
May 21, 2013

Why Russia won't allow an intervention.

Syria Burns on Obama's Back Burner
September 14, 2012

Does the United States have a foreign policy? Of course it does. So what exactly is it?

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