Assad

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?

What the World’s Leading Negotiating Expert Didn’t Understand About Negotiating
September 11, 2012

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.

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