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The Red Line Statement Not a Blunder

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 11.09.2013 | Politics
Peter D. Rosenstein

The president may have insufficiently considered the implications of his red line comment but we disagree the comment was inherently a blunder. The president was restating conventional wisdom: Using chemical weapons transgresses an international red line that all governments must defend.

Shell Shocked and Rouged: Syria Is Not a Disposable Bride

Talal Alyan | Posted 10.29.2013 | World
Talal Alyan

Syria is not a disposable bride; it is not a prop to be married to larger ideological struggle. It is not a political mistress with whom one can vacation to these miserable battlefields for liberation and make selective observations.

Inside Obama's Conflicted Syria Strategy

Reuters | Posted 09.25.2013 | Politics

(Repeats unchanged) By Matt Spetalnick and Warren Strobel WASHINGTON, July 27 (Reuters) - As the Syrian civil war deepe...

U.S. Confirms Chemical Weapon Use In Syria

Agence France Presse | | Posted 07.16.2013 | World

Small amounts of chemical weapons have been used at least twice in Syria, but Washington is seeking more information as it mulls its response, a top U...

Do Red Lines on WMDs Matter?

Lionel Beehner | Posted 07.07.2013 | World
Lionel Beehner

There has been mounting criticism of the Obama administration for setting a line in the sand on Syria -- the movement or use of chemical weapons -- and then apparently failing to act out on its promise. The criticism has come in two varieties.