Regions / Middle East & North Africa
Ostensibly damning intelligence is still being withheld.
So much for the “coalition of the willing.”
Iara Lee's "The Suffering Grasses" beautifully captures Syrians explaining their struggle in their own words, giving a place of privilege to those nonviolent activists whose voices have long been buried beneath the rubble.
It is perhaps hackneyed to refer to Syria as a tinderbox or a powder keg, but that's exactly what it is.
As the pretext for attacking Syria becomes shakier, the need for Washington to strike sooner increases.
As with Iraq, we’re casting due process aside in the rush to judgment.
Syrian President Assad invokes logic to deflect accusations of chemical-weapons use.
A U.S. military attack on Syria will not be to protect civilians—it will mean taking sides once again in a bloody, complicated civil war.
Looks like the U.S. is once again reverting to its foreign-policy default position: bombing.
Turmoil in Iraq and Syria, along with political developments in Turkey, has created unprecedented opportunity for the Middle East's long-suffering Kurds.