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Syria Crisis

McCain Poses With Alleged Terrorists -- Proof That Involvement in Syria Is a Bad Idea

Jon Soltz | Posted 07.30.2013 | Politics
Jon Soltz

If a U.S. senator can unwittingly pose for pictures with terrorists in Syria, how can we guarantee that the arms McCain supports sending there won't also end up in the same place McCain did -- with terrorists?

Syrian Civil War: Russia Forges Risky Ties With Islamists

James Dorsey | Posted 07.29.2013 | World
James Dorsey

Russian President Vladimir Putin is countering foreign criticism of his pro-Assad policy and Russia's declining credibility in sections of Arab public opinion by forging ties with Islamist detractors.

McCain Meets With Syrian Rebels: Report

The Daily Beast | Posted 05.27.2013 | Politics

Sen. John McCain Monday became the highest-ranking U.S. official to enter Syria since the bloody civil war there began over two years ago, The Daily B...

Recent Visit to Amman Reveals: When in Doubt, Blame the Syrians

Natasha Tynes | Posted 07.24.2013 | World
Natasha Tynes

Hosting Syrian refugees has put a major strain on Jordan's limited resources including, health, education, and state-subsidized electricity and water.

Analysis: Savagery Thwarts Any Hope Of Syrian Reconciliation

Reuters | Posted 07.14.2013 | World

By Oliver Holmes BEIRUT, May 14 (Reuters) - Syrian soldiers slowly stab a man to death, puncturing his back dozens of times. A rebel c...

Differences Between Rwanda and Syria Highlight Challenges of Intervention

David W. Kearn | Posted 07.13.2013 | Politics
David W. Kearn

Despite the violence, depravity and human suffering they share, Syria and Rwanda are very different conflicts. There is sound reasoning for President Obama to proceed carefully and cautiously.

Why the Syrian conflict should concern all

Claude Salhani | Posted 07.09.2013 | World
Claude Salhani

The recent wars in Afghanistan and in Iraq have proven to be ideal breeding grounds for potential terrorism candidates and ideal recruiting grounds for the Islamists. Therefore there are good reasons to believe the trend will continue with Syria.

Witness to Tragedy: What I Saw on the Syrian Border

Kristin Wright | Posted 07.09.2013 | World
Kristin Wright

Everyone I visit talks about freedom, a future in Syria beyond this horror. There is so much suffering, but in the suffering there is a unity that catches me by surprise.

Turkey Investigating Use Of Chemical Weapons In Syria

Reuters | Posted 07.09.2013 | World

ISTANBUL, May 9 (Reuters) - Turkey has sent a team of eight experts to the border with Syria to test wounded victims of the country's civil war for ...

Happiness in Times of Hardship

Caroline Gluck | Posted 07.08.2013 | World
Caroline Gluck

Life is tough for Syrian refugees living in Jordan's sprawling Zaatari refugee camp in the desert. Most have lost everything they once had: their homes, possessions, their jobs and many loved-ones.

Syria's Internet Is Back

Reuters | Posted 07.08.2013 | Technology

May 8 (Reuters) - Internet connections between Syria and the outside world were restored on Wednesday, a day after web connections were suddenly sev...

Syria: The Red Line is Right -- Where's the World's Outrage?

Lori E. Murray | Posted 07.08.2013 | World
Lori E. Murray

President Obama is right to have declared a red line on the Assad regime's use or movement of chemical weapons in Syria. The ban on the use and posses...

Safe Areas in Syria

David L. Phillips | Posted 07.07.2013 | World
David L. Phillips

While achieving some short-term strategic objectives, safe areas could also tilt the balance on the battlefield, leading to Assad's overthrow.

1 In 3 People Need Help In Syria, Where Aid Delivery Is Slow

Reuters | Posted 07.07.2013 | Impact

* One in three people deemed in need of help in Syria * U.N. faces bureaucratic hurdles to deliver aid * But more convoy...

Further Involvement in Syria Would Be an Unmitigated Disaster

John Glaser | Posted 07.06.2013 | World
John Glaser

After more than a decade of elective wars and nation-building projects in Iraq and Afghanistan, America's supposed imperial necessities in Syria must be suppressed, and an intervention avoided, at all costs.

Report: U.S. Believes Israel Has Conducted An Airstrike Into Syria

Reuters | Posted 07.03.2013 | World

(Adds Israeli ministers' meeting, edits) WASHINGTON, May 3 (Reuters) - Israel has conducted an airstrike in Syria, apparently targetin...

Muslim Prayers for American Support

Ahmed Charai | Posted 07.03.2013 | World
Ahmed Charai

Arab esteem and gratitude toward the United States would decisively shift for the better if it helps to save the people of Syria. Here is a case where American interests and values are in lock step with the Arab world's most urgent aspirations.

Time to Act in Syria

Sen. Bob Casey | Posted 07.01.2013 | Politics
Sen. Bob Casey

Absent constructive engagement by the U.S., I am very concerned that the killing in Syria will continue and extremists will play an increasingly influential role in determining that country's future, resulting in very negative implications for the region.

Are You Syriaus?

Jeff Danziger | Posted 07.01.2013 | Politics
Jeff Danziger


The Cost of Inaction in Syria

Matthew RJ Brodsky | Posted 06.29.2013 | World
Matthew RJ Brodsky

If the White House cynically chooses to remain on the sideline and watch the death toll grow, it should at least remove the most dangerous weapons from the equation.

Fighting Reported Near Suspected Syrian Chemical Arms Site

Reuters | Posted 06.28.2013 | World

By Khaled Yacoub Oweis AMMAN, April 28 (Reuters) - Fighting erupted in Damascus on Sunday near a complex linked to Syria's chemical we...

Christina Wilkie

Top Dem Won't Rule Out U.S. Troops To Syria | Christina Wilkie | Posted 04.29.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) on Sunday refused to rule out the possibility of deploying American troops to Syria, while top Republican ...

No Good Options For U.S. In Syria

Agence France Presse | Mathieu Rabechault | Posted 06.27.2013 | World

The likely use of chemical weapons in Syria ramps up pressure on US President Barack Obama to act, but any military options are limited and risky for ...

U.S., Israel and Syrian Chemicals; a Verbal Kerfuffle and Strategic Understanding?

Dr. Josef Olmert | Posted 06.26.2013 | World
Dr. Josef Olmert

There have been numerous reports about the use of chemical/biological materials by the Assad regime, but if only two cases can be substantiated, it indicates that the regime has not yet resorted to a wholesale use of this weapon.

Hezbollah's Role In Syrian Quagmire Grows

Reuters | Posted 06.25.2013 | World

By Oliver Holmes BAALBEK, Lebanon, April 26 (Reuters) - Along north Lebanon's highways, the portraits of Hezbollah militants who have ...