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Let's Defeat ISIS Without Destroying Our Values

Lee H. Hamilton | Posted 12.23.2015 | World
Lee H. Hamilton

All of us should feel confident that freedom is more powerful than fear and that America will overcome this challenge if we embrace a united effort that understands the threat, provides clear strategic objectives and a determination to achieve them.

Republicans Are From Mars; Democrats Are From Venus

Bob Burnett | Posted 12.10.2015 | Politics
Bob Burnett

Donald Trump and the Republican establishment subscribe to the "mushroom" theory of politics: keep their voters in the dark and feed them full of s**t. This explains why the two parties are so different and why Trump leads the GOP.

Leaders Bombing Syria Are Ignoring Syrians. We Need Civilian Protection.

Save Our Syria | Posted 12.04.2015 | World
Save Our Syria

Not a single Syrian has been at the negotiating table -- despite repeated assurances that any future transition would be Syria-led and Syrian-owned. We want protection from the barrel bombs, cluster munitions and chemical weapons that suffocate, maim and kill our children. Unless the participants at Vienna recognize and act on our calls for civilian protection, talks will lack legitimacy and will not secure peace.

Will ISIS Trump Sanders Populism? 10 Economic Facts that Won't Go Away

Les Leopold | Posted 11.20.2015 | Politics
Les Leopold

Our previous national focus on economic inequality is being drowned out, at least temporarily, by incessant calls for boots on the ground, no-fly zones, embargoing Syrian refugees and demands for increased surveillance -- the stuff of which the right thrives upon. Will the Sanders campaign also become a casualty of the ISIS assaults?

Why Russia Perceives Syria as Its Front Line

Alastair Crooke | Posted 10.28.2015 | World
Alastair Crooke

BEIRUT -- In Syria, Putin is trying to force the issue of Russia's place in the world today, to burst free from the post-war situation in which Russia found itself trapped. It is a gamble, because the gesture itself -- if successful -- will shape the Middle East and global geopolitics much more widely.

Here's Why Republicans Really Want a No-Fly Zone in Syria

Robert Naiman | Posted 10.21.2015 | World
Robert Naiman

"No fly zone" = "make a stand against the Russians and Iranians." But presumably, "Let's have a war with Russia and Iran" didn't test well in Republicans' focus groups. "No fly zone" is a marketing euphemism for "war."

ABC's Martha Raddatz Destroys Bobby Jindal's ISIS Plan With Four Words

The Huffington Post | Judah Robinson | Posted 10.12.2015 | Media

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Assad Is Slaughtering Civilians and It's Helping ISIS: Why We Need a No-Fly Zone

Mouaffaq Nyrabia | Posted 08.31.2015 | World
Mouaffaq Nyrabia

BRUSSELS -- While the world is focused on ISIS, the reality is that Assad's barrel bombs are the leading killer of Syrian civilians. Even the mere threat of a no-fly zone could be enough to move the Syrian crisis towards a political solution. A no-fly zone would also suffocate a central ISIS recruitment narrative by demonstrating that the West is interested in protecting Syrians.

Erdogan Is Pursuing Turkish Self-Interests, Under the Guise of Fighting ISIS

Harut Sassounian | Posted 07.30.2015 | World
Harut Sassounian

The Turkish President's self-serving fake war against terrorism could have the tragic consequence of escalating the violence throughout Turkey and neighboring countries. If Ankara is truly interested in countering the Jihadists, it should have done that long ago, instead of arming and abetting ISIS and other terror groups.

Why We Can Make a Difference in Syria

Ranya Alkadamani | Posted 05.29.2015 | World
Ranya Alkadamani

Together, let's show the people of Syria that we haven't forgotten them. Join me in calling for a no-fly zone. Because if we can stand together and show those leaders that dither and sway that we demand action, we can make a difference.

No-Fly Zone Over Ferguson Was Intended To Keep Media Out

AP | By JACK GILLUM and JOAN LOWY | Posted 01.02.2015 | Media

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House said Monday a no-fly zone the U.S. government imposed over Ferguson, Missouri, for nearly two weeks in August shou...

Obama: Falling Behind the Curve of Crisis

William Bradley | Posted 07.30.2013 | Politics
William Bradley

If it's not one thing for President Barack Obama, it's another. Already struggling in trying to get ahead of three controversies threatening to engulf his administration, he now has heightened geopolitical crises to manage.

Witness to Tragedy: What I Saw on the Syrian Border

Kristin Wright | Posted 07.09.2013 | World
Kristin Wright

Everyone I visit talks about freedom, a future in Syria beyond this horror. There is so much suffering, but in the suffering there is a unity that catches me by surprise.

David Wood

As Obama Weighs Options for Syria, No-Fly Zone Gets Complicated | David Wood | Posted 05.06.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A no-fly zone over Syria means American boots on the ground. Among President Obama's difficult options as he grapples with growing pr...

David Wood

Joint Chiefs Chairman Urges Caution On U.S. Intervention In Syria War | David Wood | Posted 04.30.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Martin Dempsey, said Tuesday he is "cautious" about U.S. military intervention in Syria ...

Playing 'Decider' on Syria

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.29.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The big problem -- not just for Obama, but for America -- is that there simply aren't a whole lot of good options in Syria. So I thought it'd be worthwhile to go through them, in the spirit of Bush's "decider room."

Exxon Running No-Fly Zone Over Arkansas Tar Sands Spill

Steve Horn | Posted 06.04.2013 | Green
Steve Horn

When will news media be allowed back into the designated no fly zone area? That portion of the question was either never asked by Dow Jones or never answered by Lunsford.

Three More Planes Escorted From Obama Vacation Spot

AP | Posted 04.20.2013 | Politics

PALM CITY, Fla. — Federal Aviation Administration officials say they're investigating three more apparent breaches of the no-fly zone above Pres...

Syria: Enforce a No-Fly Zone

José Ramos-Horta | Posted 01.15.2013 | World
José Ramos-Horta

As the door has been closed on negotiations in Syria, options for achieving a resolution through dialogue have come to an end. It is time for the regional front-line States with credible military capabilities to consider escalating the pressure on the Assad regime by imposing a no-fly zone over Syria.

Respond to Libyan Attack With Syrian No-Fly Zone

Amy J. Sennett | Posted 11.25.2012 | World
Amy J. Sennett

Given Assad's recent comments about the future of the country, the Obama administration must accept that a political transition in Syria is possible only following a military victory by the rebels.

Why There Will Be a No-Fly Zone in Syria

James Miller | Posted 02.01.2012 | World
James Miller

With each passing day, the reasons for avoiding intervention in Syria are falling by the wayside. The conflict is escalating, the humanitarian crisis is deepening, the opposition is organizing, and the geopolitical situation is becoming more favorable.

Joshua Hersh

Libya: Military Effort and Political Process 'A Real Mess,' Analysts Say | Joshua Hersh | Posted 10.04.2011 | World

A growing chorus of conflict and international policy experts say the NATO-led, U.S.-supplied military effort in Libya is going quite badly -- and the...

Libyan Army Ordered To Retreat From Misrata, Says Wounded Government Soldier

Reuters | Posted 06.22.2011 | World

April 23, 2011 6:45:02 AM MISRATA, Libya, April 23 (Reuters) - A wounded Libyan government soldier captured by rebel forces in Misrata said on ...

Libya Says Army May Halt Fighting In Besieged City Of Misrata

Reuters | Michael Georgy | Posted 06.22.2011 | World

April 23, 2011 2:54:42 AM By Michael Georgy MISRATA, Libya, April 23 (Reuters) - NATO air strikes may force Libya to halt fighting by its ar...

Arab Spring

Robert Zevin | Posted 05.31.2011 | World
Robert Zevin

The witches' cauldron is boiling furiously with momentous effects all over the world. An Arab Spring of popular protests against autocratic governmen...