Posts Tagged: Bashar Al-Assad
His image isn't bolstered by the latest rash of defections, but President Assad cares little about Western perceptions.
Like Soviet Russia, Syria also has chemical weapons and suspected biological weapons programs.
The Turkish F-4 that Syria shot down was testing Syria's radar.
How far should the state go to improve the world?
Military intervention in Syria is a high-risk enterprise. Here's a set of principles by which the intervening forces must abide.
The Assad administration seeks to double-down on Kofi Annan's peace proposal by demanding the opposition turn in its weapons.
At the moment a ceasefire seems to be holding.
Depriving it of funding is a key lever against the Assad regime.
Giving military aid to either side of the Syrian conflict will make civil war more likely and prevent the citizens of Syria from achieving any semblance of justice and freedom.
When we focus our analysis on personalities like Assad in Syria or Kim Jong Un in North Korea, we succumb to our own personality cult.