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Michael McAuliff

Bipartisan Senators Urge Military Action In Syria | Michael McAuliff | Posted 03.21.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The top two senators on the Armed Services Committee are urging President Barack Obama to get tougher on Syria, including considering "l...

Obama Should Ask Jordan To Take More Syria Refugees: Rights Groups

Reuters | Posted 05.21.2013 | Impact

BEIRUT, March 21 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama should urge Jordan not to discriminate against refugees crossing its borders from Syria when he ...

Obama 'Deeply Skeptical' Of Assad's Chemical Weapons Claim

AP | MATTHEW LEE | Posted 05.20.2013 | World

JERUSALEM -- President Barack Obama said Wednesday that the United States is investigating whether chemical weapons have been deployed in Syria, but h...

McCain, Graham Press For Military Action In Syria

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 03.19.2013 | Politics

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) on Tuesday responded to conflicting and unconfirmed reports of chemical weapons being used...

Report: U.S. Weighs Direct Aid To Syrian Rebels

AP | MATTHEW LEE and BRADLEY KLAPPER | Posted 04.28.2013 | World

PARIS — The Obama administration, in coordination with some European allies, is for the first time considering supplying direct assistance to el...

Joshua Hersh

The Road Forward: Is Obama A Realist Or Moralist On World Stage? | Joshua Hersh | Posted 01.22.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In his first term, President Barack Obama went to Cairo and promised not to intervene in the affairs of other countries, let alone invad...

Does Anyone Give a Damn About Syria?

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 03.18.2013 | World
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

I was a Rabbi at a University. If 80 students had died in a military attack it would have shaken the foundations of the academic world. But in Syria it's just another day of indiscriminate slaughter.

Cutting the Ribbon in Burma Without Doing the Work in Iran and Syria

Richard Grenell | Posted 01.18.2013 | World
Richard Grenell

Obama's visit to 'cut the ribbon' on a seemingly foreign policy success story is the culmination of years of risk-taking leadership from previous presidential administrations. Sadly, the Obama team hasn't even taken risks on the difficult issues of Cuba, Palestine, Sudan or Iran.

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...

U.S. Senators Want Help For Syria's Rebels

AP | DAN PERRY | Posted 11.07.2012 | World

CERNOBBIO, Italy — U.S. Senators John McCain, Joe Lieberman and Lindsay Graham on Friday urged Washington to help arm Syria's rebels with weapon...

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...

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...

Syria Accuses U.S. Of Inciting Unrest

AP | ELIZABETH A. KENNEDY and BASSEM MROUE | Posted 09.07.2011 | World

BEIRUT — Hundreds of thousands of Syrians poured into the streets of the opposition stronghold Hama on Friday, bolstered by a gesture of support...

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.