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.
Hey Man, Slow Down
May 29, 2013
John Kerry should put the brakes on negotiating with Russia over Syria.
The Cold War Heats Up in Syria
May 21, 2013
Why Russia won't allow an intervention.
Obama's Timidity on Syria: Lessons from a Fiasco
May 08, 2013
A reporter who visited the White House last week brought back the news that the criticism of President Obama’s immobility about the Syrian disaster has “begun to sting.” Good. Something got through.
The president has many options on Syria—though none is guaranteed to produce a good outcome.
Iraq Is Back on the Brink of Civil War
May 08, 2013
Sectarian strife is the worst it's been in many years—and Syria isn't helping.
Why Chemical Weapons Matter
May 06, 2013
The realist case for punishing Syria is just as strong as the moral one.
An Israeli Strike, An American Message
May 04, 2013
How the bombing of weapons in Syria sends a message to Iran, too.