Posts Tagged: Syrian rebels
What would it take for Hillary Clinton to reconsider her knee-jerk American exceptionalism?
Obama’s foreign policy legacy will not be secured unless he addresses head-on the belief that we have the power to achieve our objectives by threats, intimidation, and coercion.
Syria's civil war has divided the Palestinian resistance and complicated its patchwork of international alliances.
The neoconservatives and liberal interventionists were discredited long ago, but the United States still has an obligation to help solve the Syrian crisis.
A Syrian national who fought in Bosnia and now languishes in an immigration detention center reflects on the Bosnian war, his predicament, and the civil war in Syria.
Despite his better judgment, Obama is poised to make serious mistakes in Syria--all because he made words like "red line" part of his vocabulary.
If the Assad regime were toppled, the aftermath would likely be characterized by deprivation of services and revenge killings.
It is perhaps hackneyed to refer to Syria as a tinderbox or a powder keg, but that's exactly what it is.
A U.S. military attack on Syria will not be to protect civilians—it will mean taking sides once again in a bloody, complicated civil war.
Obama's decision to arm the Syrian rebels will likely escalate the conflict and torpedo any possibility for a political solution.