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So Much Worse Than Civil War

2 Comments | Posted January 18, 2012 | 01/18/12 02:50 PM ET

The escalation of violence in Syria makes the pundit query of the week: Is Syria descending into civil war? My answer: NO, it is so much worse than that. A number of harsh realities support my claim.

First, the violence now rapidly spreading across Syria is not the...

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With Sanctions Against Iran, Congress Should Defer to the President

Posted February 25, 2010 | 02/25/10 12:07 PM ET

Congress is trying to assume control of US policy toward Iran by legislating severe trade sanctions. Nothing would be more damaging to US policy.

For the first time in three decades a President has forged an intelligent, transparent and multifaceted strategy for dealing with Iran. Unlike past policies, this calibrated...

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Improving Human Rights and Counter-Terrorism

Posted December 17, 2009 | 12/17/09 11:19 AM ET

With the passage of United Nations Security Council Resolution (SCR) 1904 a new architecture for effective UN counter-terrorism action has been constructed. Along with it comes a welcome recommitment to human rights norms by the Security Council. This mutual reinforcement of counter-terrorism and human rights was rather improbable one year...

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