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On Thursday night, the United States took the welcome step of acknowledging its years-long military effort to undermine the Syrian regime by shifting from covert...
Syria

One of the worst things that Barack Obama did while in office was to announce a “red line” over the Syrian government’s use of chemical...

Wow! It's the first anniversary of the COMMENTARY Magazine Podcast! So it's long and wordy and a little hysterical! Three subjects consume Noah Rothman, Abe Greenwald,...
syria

If President Donald Trump wanted to confuse his opponents and dilute any serious criticisms of his approach to the situation in Syria, he could have...
Assad

In his campaign for the presidency, Donald Trump made a special point of noting the myriad ways in which Barack Obama’s approach to foreign policy...
ISIS

During the campaign, Donald Trump vowed: “We are going to convey my top generals and give them a simple instruction. They will have 30 days...
deterrence

In the history of naïve statements, few will stand the test of time like that uttered by President Barack Obama at his first address to...
russia

It turns out that the greatest threat to U.S. interests involving Moscow in the Trump era has little to do with Trump’s campaign-trail promise to...
Iran

Just a year and a half ago, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif shamelessly denied that Iran had sent any troops to fight in Syria...
Tulsi Gabbard

The simplest way to identify Russian sympathizers is to probe them on the matter of military interventionism. They may appear principled in their suspicion toward American...
turkey

When Secretary of State John Kerry spoke to a captive audience of State Department employees to defend the U.S. abstention on a UN Security Council...
Barack Obama

Say this for Barack Obama: He was personally untarnished by scandal and he was consistently dignified and thoughtful. Those are all qualities we may miss...