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Akbar Shahid Ahmed

Assad Interviewer Finds Syrian Dictator Too 'Delusional' To End War, Work With U.S. | Akbar Shahid Ahmed | Posted 01.30.2015 | Politics

NEW YORK -- Foreign Affairs magazine may have just given Syrian dictator Bashar Assad his biggest opportunity to promote himself in recent months, but...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Bob Corker Says Assad Was 'Wise' To Kill 1,200 With Chemical Weapons | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 04.21.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Russian President Vladimir Putin and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad are following a formula in which the common denominator is to emba...

Obama's Fecklessness Perpetuates Syrian Bloodshed

Peter S. Goodman | Posted 04.02.2014 | World
Peter S. Goodman

Obama's indecision and political inclinations reinforced the status quo inside Syria -- terror, bloodshed and the prospect of endless war. If you're Assad and you are willing to employ any means to cling to power, Obama has effectively demonstrated that you can carry on while ignoring the rhetorical threats of outside intervention.

Obama Applauds Major Deal On Chemical Weapons

AP | Posted 09.27.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama says a deal reached on a United Nations resolution to eliminate Syria's chemical weapons is "potentially a huge v...

Jason Linkins

Syria Process Critics Want To Punish You With Their Garbage Opinions | Jason Linkins | Posted 09.18.2013 | Politics

Over at the Plum Line, Greg Sargent elucidates the way the ongoing coverage of our ministrations over what to do in Syria provides another example of ...

Watch: Let Us Now Praise Common Sense

Bill Moyers | Posted 11.16.2013 | Politics
Bill Moyers

Let us now praise common sense. Once again a president was about to plunge us into the darkest waters of foreign policy where the ruling principle becomes: "When in doubt, bomb someone."

Lawmakers Debate Deal On Syria Chemical Weapons

AP | LIBBY QUAID | Posted 09.15.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Lawmakers assessing the agreement on Syria's chemical weapons argued Sunday about whether President Barack Obama was outfoxed by the Rus...

Obama: Russia Doesn't Share American 'Values' In Syria

AP | Posted 09.15.2013 | Politics

BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama says a U.S.-Russian agreement offers a chance to destroy Syria's stockpile of chemica...

Obama On Syria Chemical Weapons Deal: 'I Welcome The Progress'

Posted 09.14.2013 | Politics

Hours after Secretary of State John Kerry announced an agreement between the U.S. and Russia on the framework for handling Syria's chemical weapons, P...

Obama's Profile in Courage

Lanny Davis | Posted 11.12.2013 | Politics
Lanny Davis

In my view, Barack Obama's speech on Syria this week was the high point of his presidency. Ultimately it could cement his place in history the way President Kennedy's courage and resolve during the Cuban missile crisis did for him.

America's Credibility Is Not at Stake in Syria

Shehzad H. Qazi | Posted 11.12.2013 | World
Shehzad H. Qazi

The appeal to American credibility as a reason for striking was always weak and with dwindling support behind military intervention the argument has been exposed as vacuous.

Time to Stop the War Crimes

Marie Isabelle Chevrier, Ph.D | Posted 09.12.2013 | World
Marie Isabelle Chevrier, Ph.D

A war crime is committed by an evil regime. That does not justify other nations to commit further war crimes in response. Not even well-intended nations. Not even the United States. The first step to stopping war crimes is for good countries to stop committing war crimes.

Matt Sledge

U.S.: Chemical Weapons A 'Moral Obscenity,' Unless Our Allies Have Them | Matt Sledge | Posted 09.11.2013 | Politics

Secretary of State John Kerry called the "indiscriminate slaughter" of civilians in Syria using chemical weapons a "moral obscenity" in a speech two w...

Christina Wilkie

Kerry To Meet With Henry Kissinger As Russia/Syria Deal Looms | Christina Wilkie | Posted 09.11.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Secretary of State John Kerry will spend much of Wednesday meeting with senior members of the U.S. foreign policy establishment, as he a...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Obama's Syria Pitch Fails To Sway Senators | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 09.10.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Even with a visit to Capitol Hill, it appears President Barack Obama's case for a strike against Syria got more help from the Russians t...

Obama Weighs In On Syria

AP | Posted 09.10.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama says a proposal to put Syria's chemical weapons under international control to avoid U.S. military strikes could ...

I'm Nervous, Sweating and Wearing Western Business Attire

Christine Deakers | Posted 09.09.2013 | Politics
Christine Deakers

Like every nation, it's the United States' responsibility to uphold international law and protect the innocent. But is it also our job to always take action against bullies when there are other countries that could help hold the brunt?

Obama Reframes Syria: Metaphor and War Revisited

George Lakoff | Posted 11.06.2013 | Politics
George Lakoff

President Obama has reframed his position on Syria, adjusting the Red Line metaphor: It wasn't his Red Line, not his responsibility for drawing it. It was the Red Line drawn by the world, by the international community -- both legally by international treaty, and morally by universal revulsion against the use of poison gas by Assad. It was also America's Red Line, imposed by America's commitment to live up to such treaties. The reframing fit his previous rationale for the Red Line: to uphold international treaties on weapons of mass destruction, both gas and nuclear weapons. By this logic, the Red Line therefore applies not just to Assad's use of sarin, but potentially to Iran's development of nuclear weapons. The new version of the metaphorical policy has broad consequences.

Sabrina Siddiqui

Rand Paul Slams White House For Syria Stance | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 09.03.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) on Tuesday accused the Obama administration of reducing Congress' role in the authorization process for potential...

White House Considering Solo Syria Strike

AP | JULIE PACE | Posted 10.29.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama on Thursday prepared for the possibility of launching unilateral American military action against Syria with...

Rumsfeld: Obama Has Failed To Justify Syria Intervention

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 09.05.2013 | Politics

Former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, who served under former President George W. Bush and was a key player in the decisions to go to war in Iraq ...

Obama: U.S. Concluded Syrian Government Behind Chemical Weapons Attack

AP | Posted 08.29.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama says the U.S. has concluded that the Syrian government carried out a large-scale chemical weapons attack against ...

Obama And Top Officials Made At Least 88 Calls To Foreign Leaders About Syria

Reuters | Posted 10.27.2013 | World

WASHINGTON, Aug 27 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama called British Prime Minister David Cameron about Syria again on Tuesday, the White House said, ...

President Obama: Don't Strike Syria Without Congressional Approval

Robert Naiman | Posted 10.27.2013 | World
Robert Naiman

If President Obama can get us into war in Syria without prior Congressional approval, it will set a terrible precedent: A future president could get us more easily into war in Iran without prior Congressional approval.

Obama Calls Possible Attack A 'Big Event Of Grave Concern'

AP | JULIE PACE | Posted 10.23.2013 | Politics

AUBURN, N.Y. — President Barack Obama says a possible chemical weapons attack in Syria this week is a "big event of grave concern" that has hast...