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Syria

Aleppo

If a humanitarian disaster doesn’t get shown on television, is it really happening? Perhaps that’s what the Obama administration is thinking as it ponders the...
Syria

Back on May 3, Secretary of State John Kerry issued an ultimatum. He warned President Bashar al-Assad ... of 'repercussions' if he does not stick...
Syria

My Council on Foreign Relations colleague Elliott Abrams wrote that President Obama's inaction in Syria "will be a permanent stain on his presidency." He's right,...
Syria

President Obama has never wanted to get involved with the conflict in Syria. He passed on taking action early in the civil war, back in...
Syria

“I’m very proud of this moment,” President Obama said to Jeffrey Goldberg. He was referring to the moment in 2013 when he laid out a...
Syria

President Obama announced on Monday that he is sending 250 more U.S. Special Operations Forces to Syria to join the 50 who are already there....
Russia

There is shocking news out of Syria -- shocking, that is, if you are the sort of credulous person who actually believes the words that...
Putin

Call it the triumph of trust over verification or geopolitics for the instant gratification set: As Noah Rothman has pointed out, in the past 24-hours,...
Vladimir Putin

What does it mean that Vladimir Putin is withdrawing the “main part” of Russia’s expeditionary force in Syria? It’s unclear because the words Putin uses...
Kurds

Among supporters of the Syrian opposition, there is increasing cynicism (if not occasional disdain) toward the People’s Protection Units, better known by their Kurdish acronym...
Nobel Peace Prize

The futility of U.S. diplomatic efforts aimed at ending the Syrian civil war has long been apparent, but the display of American weakness is reaching...
Syria missiles

"Syrian hospitals bombings cast doubt over cease-fire,” read the Wall Street Journal’s tongue-in-cheek assessment of the sorry state of the vaunted “cessation of hostilities” in...