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Between the end of the Cold War and a president perceived as an architect of disarmament, nuclear weapons have lost their status as an “existential threat.”
How "the end of history" is precipitating the end of the planet.
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.
As with nuclear weapons on high alert, non-nuclear missiles can rush the enemy into a bad decision.
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.
The road to hell is paved with good intentions.