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.
It's Time to Intervene in Syria
April 30, 2013
Red lines exist for a reason. Syria shouldn't get away with crossing one.
Obama's Strange Silence on Syria
April 26, 2013
There's a refugee crisis. And now, chemical weapons have been used. When will the president act?
Let Them Eat Kebabs
April 25, 2013
Why Asma Al Assad is the perfect dictator’s wife for the 21st century.
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?