Is Assad Goading Obama?
August 26, 2013
The new Syrian atrocities may have been a miscalculation. But America's rhetoric encouraged them.
The Assad Loyalists who Might Still Crack
August 23, 2013
The regime's cadres have held together through two years of war, and they will likely continue doing so unless Washington and its allies present them with a stark choice: leave and live, or stay and die.
How Obama Should Respond to Syria's Alleged Chemical Attack
August 22, 2013
U.S. backsliding on red lines regarding Syrian chemical weapons only encourages the Assad regime to make choices that increase the likelihood of direct U.S. intervention.
Syria's Victims Tell Their Stories
August 19, 2013
The Syrian civil war, now in its twenty-ninth month, has led nearly two million Syrians to flee their country. More than 500,000 of them have headed south to neighboring Jordan, a number that is expected to reach one million by year’s end.
A New Plan For Saving Syria
July 20, 2013
What was supposed to be the Syrian phase of the so-called "Arab Spring" has evolved into one of the greatest tragedies of the twenty-first century.
The U.S. Makes Israel Play the Bad Cop With Syria
July 15, 2013
Throughout last week, rumors percolated that an explosion in Latakia, Syria, was the handiwork of the Israel Defense Force. Then, over the weekend, U.S.
Not All Interventions Are Imperialist
June 21, 2013
On Syria, the Left has forgotten its history.
The American Left Turns Away from Syria's Agony
June 14, 2013
"Stay out of Syria!” screams the cover of The New York Review of Books. It would have been graphically cumbersome, I guess, or bad for newsstand sales, to have printed it this way: “Ignore the Murder of a Hundred Thousand People and the Massacre of Children and the Use of Chemical Weapons and the Bombing of a Civilian Population by Its Government and Millions of Displaced Persons Outside Syria and Millions of Displaced Persons Inside Syria and the Destabilization of Turkey, Lebanon, and Jordan and the Aggression of Hezbollah and the Ascendancy of Iran!”
About midway through a White House conference call Thursday on Syria, the Wall Street Journal email newswire sent out a quick update.
Susan Rice Won't Make Much Difference
June 05, 2013
Her new role as national security adviser will have little impact on Obama's foreign policy.