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.
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
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
August 27, 2013
The trouble with complexity in Syria
The 'Let's Not Even Try' Foreign Policy
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?
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
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?
I never met Roger Fisher, who died last month, nor read his much-acclaimed book on negotiations, Getting To Yes. But I gather he was something of a legend around Harvard and in academic circles in the field of negotiating theory. His death prompted a number of warm pieces about academic negotiations studies, highlighting his role as something of an entrepreneur who devoted his life to searching out conflicts to be resolved and yeses to be gotten.