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Sam Stein

Romney, Obama Spar Over Syria | Sam Stein | Posted 10.22.2012 | Politics

The discussion on Syria during Monday night's presidential debate was an exercise in Mitt Romney trying to fudge the major distinctions between his fo...

Tilling the Ground for the Seeds of Terrorism

Rep. Dennis Kucinich | Posted 10.22.2012 | Politics
Rep. Dennis Kucinich

After more than 10 years of war against al Qaeda and the accompanying global "war on terrorism," we have failed to learn that our actions create reactions.

Obama: Chemical Weapons Are 'Red Line'

Reuters | Posted 10.20.2012 | World

By Matt Spetalnick and Tom Perry WASHINGTON/BEIRUT, Aug 20 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama warned Syrian President Bashar al-Assad ...

Obama Authorizes Secret Support For Syrian Rebels

Reuters | Posted 10.01.2012 | World

By Mark Hosenball WASHINGTON, Aug 1 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama has signed a secret order authorizing U.S. support for rebels ...

Washington and Damascus

Saul Landau | Posted 06.23.2012 | World
Saul Landau

Amidst U.S. and European recessions, why provoke tensions in Syria where western intervention could provoke a new Cold War? So what should the West do to stop ongoing violence to civilians in Syria?

The Speech President Obama Must Give on Syria

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 08.21.2012 | Politics
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

The greatest mystery of Barack Obama is why our President has failed to speak out forcefully and continually on behalf of the earth's most oppressed people.

President Obama, Save Syria

Noah Fitzgerel | Posted 08.13.2012 | Teen
Noah Fitzgerel

We need to act now. In Syria, there is an opportunity to show the international community that the U.S. is willing to put all aside in order to protect the most basic violations of human rights.

Why Is Obama Playing Politics With Syria?

Lionel Beehner | Posted 07.30.2012 | World
Lionel Beehner

An election has a funny way of suspending our rationality abroad. Maybe there is something of Arab Spring fatigue setting in among Western policymakers. Still, one has to wonder that if this were not an election year whether there would have been a more forceful U.S. response to the bloodshed in Syria.

Obama: Foreign Policy President?

John Feffer | Posted 06.03.2012 | Politics
John Feffer

Here are the five things Obama could say to confound his right-wing critics and his liberal debunkers to prove that he has effectively promoted progressive causes at a global level.

Jennifer Bendery

John McCain Calls For Airstrikes On Syria | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 03.05.2012 | World

WASHINGTON -- Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) on Monday knocked the Obama administration for being too passive in its response to Syrian violence and calle...

Obama Denounces Syria Violence: Assad Regime Must Come To An End

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 04.05.2012 | World

WASHINGTON (AP) - Amid fresh violence in Syria, President Barack Obama called on the U.N. Security Council on Saturday to stand up against Bashar Assa...

Netanyahu and Lieberman Are Missing the Arab Spring

Carlo Strenger | Posted 10.18.2011 | World
Carlo Strenger

In periods of change and uncertainty, the most important thing is to keep an open mind and to question old certainties and paradigms. Sure enough, Israel's current political leadership has done nothing of the sort.

Game Change for Syria

Dr. Josef Olmert | Posted 10.18.2011 | World
Dr. Josef Olmert

Whether American statesmen will admit it or not, today's announcement by the president is opening a chain of events that is leading to the final demise of the current murderous regime in Damascus.

Joshua Hersh

Obama Calls On Syrian Strongman To Resign | Joshua Hersh | Posted 10.18.2011 | World

After months of stepping gingerly around calls that he firmly renounce the rule of Syrian President Bashar Assad, President Obama today joined other w...

It Is Too Late for Assad

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 08.27.2011 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

It is no longer a question if Bashar al-Assad will fall -- it is a matter of when. Now the matter becomes what happens after Assad leaves.

How Likely Is an Iranian-Hezbollah Intervention in Syria?

Dr. Josef Olmert | Posted 08.24.2011 | World
Dr. Josef Olmert

The Syrian regime is getting increasingly desperate and with that comes dubious reports about Bashar Assad's last resort: a regional conflict, involving Iran, Hezbollah, Turkey, NATO and, of course, Israel.

Where Is Rami Makhlouf's Money Really Going?

Tik Root | Posted 08.21.2011 | World
Tik Root

Even if Makhlouf's gesture is sincere, it will not have much of an effect. The money he gives away will benefit tens of thousands of people, but that is not nearly enough to assuage the suffering of Syria's 23 million citizens.

The Damascene Sword

Michael Brenner | Posted 08.13.2011 | World
Michael Brenner

Washington's public reactions to the downward spiral of civil strife in Syria are symptomatic of its general disorientation. When in doubt, revert to hackneyed slogans.

Translating Human Suffering

Hani Hazaimeh | Posted 08.10.2011 | World
Hani Hazaimeh

The goal of the HRW mission was to uncover the truth about what is happening in Syria. I heard first-hand about the systematic killings, beatings, torture with electroshock devices, and the continued detention of people in bad need for medical care.

Abduction of Syrian-American Blogger Follows Earlier Arrest Attempt By Syrian Govt

Leah McElrath | Posted 08.07.2011 | World
Leah McElrath

According to eyewitnesses, Syrian-American blogger Amina Arraf was abducted and physically assaulted by three armed men in Damascus, Syria, Monday.

A Third Way on Syria Is Still Possible

Nicholas Noe | Posted 07.31.2011 | World
Nicholas Noe

In yet another incredibly dangerous turn in the Middle East, "liberal interventionists" are once again joining forces with "hawkish" neoconservative voices to advocate for the collapse of the Syrian regime.

Obama's Middle East: Rhetoric And Reality

The New York Review of Books | Posted 07.22.2011 | Politics

Being president of the world has sometimes seemed a job more agreeable to Barack Obama than being president of the United States. The Cairo speech of ...

Marcus Baram

CHART: Obama's Middle East Speeches Compared | Marcus Baram | Posted 07.19.2011 | Politics

NEW YORK -- Since President Obama's much-praised speech at Cairo University in June 2009, a lot has changed in the Middle East. Thursday's highly a...

What About The Syrians?

Saad Khan | Posted 07.06.2011 | World
Saad Khan

More than 600 people have been killed in just under five weeks in Syria and there has been little, if any, attention being paid to them. This has emboldened the repressive dictatorship in Syria to cement its oppressive hold.

A Wild and Far-fetched Idea

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 06.18.2011 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

Will Assad have the courage to change the geopolitical dynamics in the Middle East? The notion is perhaps wild, but the benefits Syria would reap and the effect on other countries could change the Middle East in an unprecedented way.