Syria

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!” 

Obama Administration Announces It’s Still Anguished Over Syria
June 13, 2013

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
Her new role as national security adviser will have little impact on Obama's foreign policy
June 05, 2013

Her new role as national security adviser will have little impact on Obama's foreign policy.

Hey Man, Slow Down
John Kerry should put the brakes on negotiations with Russia over Syria
May 29, 2013

John Kerry should put the brakes on negotiating with Russia over Syria.

The Cold War Heats Up in Syria
Why Russia won't allow an intervention
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. 

Israel Acted on Its Red Line. Now Obama Must Act on His.
May 08, 2013

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
Sectarian strife is the worst it's been in many years—and Syria isn't helping
May 08, 2013

Sectarian strife is the worst it's been in many years—and Syria isn't helping.

Why Chemical Weapons Matter
The realist case for punishing Syria is just as strong as the moral one
May 06, 2013

The realist case for punishing Syria is just as strong as the moral one.

An Israeli Strike, An American Message
The bombing of weapons in Syria has as much to do with Iran
May 04, 2013

How the bombing of weapons in Syria sends a message to Iran, too.

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