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It's About the Syrian People

James Zogby | Posted 10.31.2013 | World
James Zogby

It will not be easy to reconstitute the Syrian nation, to reconcile its people, and to heal the many wounds inflicted by this devastating war. But this, not revenge, must be the goal we seek -- for the sake of the region, for Syria and most especially for the Syrian people.

The Morning After a Syrian Strike -- What's Next?

Amb. Marc Ginsberg | Posted 10.29.2013 | World
Amb. Marc Ginsberg

Damascus is eerily calm tonight while Damascenes nervously hunker down for what Washington is billing as a short duration Mediterranean-based cruise missile assault on Syrian military installations. The limited objective: "Punish" Syria for deploying chemical weapons "on a large scale" (Obama's words) against innocent men, women and children AND deter Assad from doing it again. Washington has done just about everything but take out ads in Syrian newspapers: The target is not Assad, nor is the attack directed at shifting any balance of power toward the "secular" Syrian opposition. Although the war drums are beating, the exact timing of the attack, should it come, remains a mystery.

Hans Blix: Whether Obama in Syria or Bush in Iraq, The US Is Not the World Police

Nathan Gardels | Posted 10.26.2013 | World
Nathan Gardels

The indications are certainly in the direction of the use of chemical weapons. However, we all should wait to see the report of the United Nations inspectors before action is taken. The political dynamics are running ahead of due process.

Fashion Celebrates the UN General Assembly

MP Nunan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
MP Nunan

It's that time of year again -- when Manhattan bears witness to the expression of the highest aspirations for global harmony and the most inspirationa...