Syria

There Will Be No Syrian Solution Until the Shelling Stops
September 18, 2013

"Government forces continued to rely on heavy and often indiscriminate firepower to target areas they were unwilling or unable to recapture through ground operations.

Assad's Assault on Medical Providers
September 17, 2013

Last week, New York Times columnist Nick Kristof nominated Syria as the world capital of human suffering.

What You Need to Know About Syria Today
September 17, 2013

U.N. Releases Chemical Weapons Report, Both Sides Spin their Narrative. Evidence collected by U.N.

Americans Were War-Weary Long Before Iraq
September 16, 2013

"America may have lost its stomach for military intervention," Charles Blow wrote recently in the New York Times.

What You Need to Know About Syria Today
September 16, 2013

• U.S., Russia Strike a Syria Deal That Only Goes So Far.  If the framework agreed over the weekend is effectively followed, it will eliminate Syria’s chemical weapons arsenal by the middle of next year. On Monday the U.S., France and Britain agreed

What You Need to Know About Syria Today
September 13, 2013

It’s Day Two of U.S.-Russian Syria Talks in Geneva. By some accounts, they started on shaky ground. Russia and Syria insisted the U.S. give up its “policy of threats” – the threat of military action that the U.S.

An Israeli Strike on Iran Just Got More Likely
September 12, 2013

John Kerry’s accidental diplomacy may have saved President Obama in Washington, but here in Israel, the White House’s indecisiveness of the last few weeks will cast a long shadow.

What You Need to Know About Syria This Morning
September 12, 2013

Geneva Talks Begin Today. The Business Insider dubbed it the “U.S.

The New Truthers: Americans Who Deny Syria Used Chemical Weapons
September 11, 2013

Eager to forestall a U.S. intervention, Bashar al-Assad has agreed to relinquish his stockpile of chemical weapons—a stockpile that, until this week, he denied even possessing.

Is There a Future for Moderate Islamic Politics? A Q&A with Olivier Roy
September 11, 2013

Syria is disintegrating. Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood government has been overthrown, and its leaders are behind bars. Iran has a new president. The debate between Islamists and secularists in Tunisia is heating up.

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