Regions / Syria
Because of decades of isolating Syria, the United States can now only watch the events unfold without having any influence on the ground.
The protests in Syria are encouraging, but Bashar al-Assad will pull out all the stops before he leaves voluntarily.
As anti-government protests in Syria showed no sign of abating, the U.S. State Department Monday denied that it was seeking the regime's ouster.
Regime change in Syria could open the door to Islamist rule.
Though not as iron-fisted as his father, Syrian President Assad is still lethal.
Syria continues to sit at the crossroads of a number of U.S. interests.
In the aftermath of the Gaza flotilla in May, a powerful new alliance may be emerging in the Middle East.
The Iraqi refugee situation in Syria is becoming increasingly problematic.
Some suggest we'd be crazy to negotiate with people like Ahmadinejad and Assad. But with the specter of WWW III on the horizon, we'd be crazy not to.
The White House took the wrong lessons from Libyas decision to renounce weapons of mass destruction and rejoin the international community. The Libya model may yet provide a path through the Syrian imbroglio but only if applied correctly.