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Syria Crisis

China Comes Out Against Unilateral Strikes On Syria

AP | Posted 09.02.2013 | World

BEIJING -- China on Monday urged the U.S. not to take unilateral action against Syria in response to last month's chemical weapons attack against civi...

What Is to Be Done in Syria?

Alan Miller | Posted 11.01.2013 | World
Alan Miller

The desire for a "low-impact" affair, with minimal western casualties but some kind of "show" of what is "right" versus "wrong" is utterly juvenile. It represents the hole at the heart of western thinking.

An Open Letter to the Congress on Syria

Yassamin Ansari | Posted 11.01.2013 | Politics
Yassamin Ansari

The potential negative consequences of intervention are many, but isn't the risk of letting Assad get away with using chemical weapons even greater?

What Is Sarin Gas?

Agence France Presse | | Posted 11.01.2013 | World

Sarin, the deadly nerve gas which the United States says was unleashed last month by the Syrian regime in a Damascus suburb, was developed by Nazi sci...

Christina Wilkie

Saudi Arabia Backs Syria Strikes | Christina Wilkie | Posted 09.01.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Saudi Arabia's Foreign Minister Saud al-Faisal called on the international community Sunday to take action against the regime of Syrian ...

Saudis Back Strikes On Syria

Reuters | Posted 11.01.2013 | World

(Adds quotes, Egyptian position) CAIRO, Sept 1 (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia told fellow Arab League states on Sunday that opposing interna...

Netanyahu: Israel Ready For 'Any Possible Scenario' With Syria

AP | JOSEF FEDERMAN | Posted 09.01.2013 | World

JERUSALEM -- Israel's prime minister on Sunday tried to soothe a jittery nation unnerved by the standoff between the U.S. and Syria, saying that Israe...

Jason Linkins

TV SoundOff: Sunday Talking Heads | Jason Linkins | Posted 09.01.2013 | Media

Hello everyone, and let me once again welcome you to another edition of your Sunday Morning Liveblog, starring John Kerry, Full Ginsburging about Syri...

The Put-Up-or-Shut-Up Congress

Marty Kaplan | Posted 10.31.2013 | Politics
Marty Kaplan

We may not get a great debate about international norms and national security. It's possible that Congress will neither put up nor shut up.

After the Speech: On Policy, Both Domestic and Foreign Images

Dr. Josef Olmert | Posted 10.31.2013 | World
Dr. Josef Olmert

The Syrian civil war has not fundamentally changed as a result of Saturday's speech. The president still has time to put together a coherent domestic and foreign agenda, one which will preclude any possibility for misunderstandings on the part of Assad and his Iranian and Hezbollah allies.

Obama Move Sparks Rallies

AP | JUAN A. LOZANO and RAMIT PLUSHNICK-MASTI | Posted 10.31.2013 | Politics

HOUSTON — Protesters around the world took to the streets Saturday to protest for and against a possible U.S.-led attack on Syria, as President ...

McConnell: Obama Move Strengthens His Position

AP | LAURIE KELLMAN | Posted 10.31.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Members of Congress, abruptly handed exactly the war powers many had demanded, grappled Saturday with whether to sign off on Presid...

Koch Weighs In On Syria Crisis

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 08.31.2013 | Politics

Billioniaire David Koch weighed in on the situation in Syria on Friday, saying it would be "dead wrong" for the United States to take military action....

Obama Makes Announcement On Syria

The Huffington Post | Posted 09.01.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama addressed the crisis in Syria on Saturday, saying he has decided the United States should take military action against regime t...

Obama Makes Case To Congress For Syria Military Action

Reuters | Posted 10.31.2013 | Politics

By Roberta Rampton WASHINGTON, Aug 31 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama's top advisers were to make their case for limited military s...

John Kerry, Chuck Hagel To Call Senators About Syria

Reuters | Posted 08.31.2013 | Politics

(Reuters) - Secretary of State John Kerry, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, and other senior U.S. national security officials will hold conference calls...

Let Them Fight It Out: Obama's Solution to the Syrian Conflict

Brian Glyn Williams | Posted 10.30.2013 | World
Brian Glyn Williams

The sad reality of this war is that unlike, say, the Bosnian or Kosovar Muslim civilians who were being slaughtered by Serbian Christian repeat ethnic cleansers when Clinton/NATO decided to intervene in the 1990s, there are no good guys in the Syrian conflict to support.

Joshua Hersh

Syrian Opposition Has Mixed Feelings About U.S. Plan | Joshua Hersh | Posted 08.30.2013 | World

BEIRUT -- As the U.S. continues to ramp up its plans to target the Syrian military with cruise missile strikes, Syrian citizens and opposition figure...

Syria: Investors Have "Feelings," Markets Do Not

Mohamed A. El-Erian | Posted 10.30.2013 | Business
Mohamed A. El-Erian

Where do markets collectively stand on Syria? Here are four things to note as we enter a weekend full of political maneuverings and difficult decisions.

ANOTHER Chemical Attack In Syria?

AP | Posted 08.30.2013 | World

BEIRUT -- A Syrian monitoring group, quoting local activists, said Friday that an incendiary bomb struck outside a school in northern Syria earlier th...

Obama Says He Hasn't Made Final Decision On Syria Attack

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 08.30.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama said he has not made a final decision on a Syria attack. Obama said he is considering a "limited narrow act," and called a S...

UN Concludes Investigation In Syria

Reuters | Posted 10.30.2013 | World

By Louis Charbonneau UNITED NATIONS, Aug 30 (Reuters) - A team of U.N. investigators has finished gathering samples and evidence rela...

Matt Sledge

White House Tries To Justify Strike, But Questions Linger | Matt Sledge | Posted 08.30.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Secretary of State John Kerry said Friday that there was "no doubt" the Syrian regime used chemical weapons in a devastating attack last...

Kerry: 1,426 People Killed In Chemical Attack

Posted 08.30.2013 | World

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said in a statement on Friday that U.S. intelligence concluded with 'high confidence' that the Assad regime in Syri...

Cowboy Redux: Obama Risks Return to Bush Mode in Syria

Peter S. Goodman | Posted 10.30.2013 | World
Peter S. Goodman

Only those who have forgotten how the United States and its allies wound up in a catastrophic war in Iraq could now charge toward military confrontation with Syria, absent a clear and credible annunciation of the intelligence that supposedly ties Bashar Assad's government to the chemical weapons attack, and without an agreed upon plan for how to handle the potential repercussions.