Regions / Middle East & North Africa
The framing of the Obama administration’s arguments has been contradictory and even bizarre.
Barack Obama's approach to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, according to Josh Reubner, resembles hammering a square peg into a round hole.
The 1989 Taif Accord that marked the beginning of the end of the Lebanese Civil War can serve as a model for a resolution to the Syrian conflict.
Russian President Putin steps into the peace breach on Syria.
John Kerry may have just accidentally earned himself a Nobel Peace Prize.
Will the Syria debate get Congress to take a hard look at U.S. policy in the Middle East? Don't hold your breath.
Well, not within, but without: U.S. senators are drawing up a plan as an alternative to military strikes.
President Obama seems torn between standing down and going ahead with a military strike.
Both insist on viewing the chemical-weapons attack in black or white: mounted by either the Assad administration or the opposition.
Even if you believe that the Syrian government or military used chemical weapons, it’s unclear who gave the order, but it matters.