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.

It's Time to Intervene in Syria
Red lines exist for a reason. Syria shouldn't get away with crossing one.
April 30, 2013

Red lines exist for a reason. Syria shouldn't get away with crossing one.

Obama's Strange Silence on Syria
Even before chemical weapons were used, there was a refugee crisis. Why won't the president act?
April 26, 2013

There's a refugee crisis. And now, chemical weapons have been used. When will the president act?

Let Them Eat Kebabs
Why Asma Al Assad is the perfect dictator’s wife for the twenty-first century
April 25, 2013

Why Asma Al Assad is the perfect dictator’s wife for the 21st century.

Obama Crosses His Own Red Line
The president turns a blind eye to Syria's use of chemical weapons
April 18, 2013

Obama has a problem. On August 20, 2012, he declared that the use of chemical weapons by the Syrian dictator is his “red line.” It appears that in March a chemical weapon was used in Khan al-Asal in the province of Aleppo. The game is on. 

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