Obama Crosses His Own Red Line
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.
Welcome to Phase Three of the Arab Spring
February 22, 2013
Islamists are waning in the Arab world. But will Obama notice?
Good Fences, Bad Neighbors: Israel and the Palestinians
February 15, 2013
The fence along Israel's border with Syria will help to protect Israel. What could go wrong with that?
Recognizing Disaster: Please, Mr. President, Don’t Intervene in Syria
December 14, 2012
When it comes to the grueling civil war in Syria, it's been a while since the relevant question was whether the regime of Bashar Assad would fall. It's only a matter of time until it does. The more pressing policy choice has been whether the United States would actively hasten its demise.