Regions / Syria
Once again, R2P — responsibility to protect — is being used as a pretext for attacking Syria.
What’s needed in Syria is not military intervention, but a global peace offensive.
Sunni Hamas and Shiite Hezbollah have apparently agreed to disagree on Syria while maintaining a strategic partnership against Israel.
Former law professor Barack Obama went into surprising depth on issues of war and peace during his fifth State of the Union address. Here's how he should grade himself.
Syria is Iran’s Vietnam; Burma’s former head still pulls strings.
Syrian President Assad can’t be happy about the images and documents of systematic torture and killing smuggled out on the eve of peace talks.
A recent report by highly respected experts shows that it’s almost certain that the Assad regime wasn’t responsible for the sarin attack on the suburbs of Damascus.
If Sunnis had been attacking Western targets in large numbers instead of Shia Muslims, it might be a different story.
Did Syria President Bashar al-Assad really anticipate that atrocities would prevent rather than prompt intervention by the West?
Although Hezbollah looks increasingly likely to weather Syria's civil war, blowback from hardline Sunnis at home may prove a longer-term challenge.