Regions / Syria
The Friends of Syria meeting in Istanbul, Turkey today has the potential to change the stalemate over Syria.
With the West rethinking armed intervention and the Syrian crisis continuing, political compromise may be the only way to end the violence.
Although the impulse to try to end the ongoing repression by the Syrian regime against its own people through foreign military intervention is understandable, it would be a very bad idea.
A representative of the Philippine parliament visits Syria to bring home overseas workers caught in the civil war.
Despite indications that direct military involvement in Syria would be unwise, strong supporters of Israel like John McCain have called for the U.S military to bomb the country, in addition to Iran.
Are the chemical weapons that Syria possesses cause for intervention?
Depriving it of funding is a key lever against the Assad regime.
To the West, Syria is a tale of two tales.
Anne-Marie Slaughter, former Director of Policy Planning for the Obama administration, advises bypassing the U.N. Security Council and intervening in Syria.
Hawks are using the death of journalists such as Marie Colvin to further the cause of military aid to Syria's opposition.