After 13 rounds of talks in Kazakhstan, the parties are aiming small. Still, that’s a lot better than nothing.
To keep U.S. troops in Syria now implies a forever war, with no realistic ending imaginable, and no authorization from Congress.
A bloody siege looms over Idlib, the U.S. is digging into the east, and conflict between Iran and Israel may put Syria in the crosshairs.
Conflicts don’t have to include “genocide” to demand intervention. And “intervention” doesn’t have to mean military action.
It’s blustery nationalism plus the conventional pieties of the foreign policy establishment.
Many architects of the Iraq War openly hope Trump will go further in pursuing regime change in Syria — and then Iran.
Now that he cares about the fate of Syrian children, Trump should open up our country — not bomb theirs.
For all its shortcomings, Obama’s seemingly improvised Syria strategy has taken advantage of unexpected opportunities. This could be the latest.
After a mere eight years in which diplomacy narrowly edged out militarism, the foreign policy elite rallying around Clinton has forgotten the lessons of the George W. Bush era.
When states dream, is Syria their nightmare?