The Problem of Secrecy

Persuasion is sometimes an important part of being president.

White House: Possible Military Strikes Not Aimed At Regime Change In Syria

The White House confirmed today that the goal of any military intervention in Syria would be very limited. Which makes one wonder what the point of doing anything actually is.

A Counter-Argument on the Use of Force Against Syria

There’s more than one way to look at the civil war in Syria.

Of Course You Realize This Means War

John Kerry’s speech was the crossing of the Rubicon for US military action in Syria.

Whoever Wins, America Loses

In both Egypt and Syria, it’s damned if we do and damned if we don’t.

Syria: What Now?

As President Obama’s red line has been crossed more brazenly, he continues to sound reluctant to intervene in Syria while positioning forces to do just that.

Of Realpolitik and Red Lines

The Syrian regime may have used chemical weapons again, this time in an even larger and more deadly attack.

Can Senators Handle The Truth on Syria?

Senators John McCain and Carl Levin have demanded answers from General Martin Dempsey on Syria. Can they handle the truth?

Free Syrian Army fighters carry their weapons as they take up positions prior to an offensive against forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad in Deir al-Zor July 11, 2013. Free Syrian Army fighters carry their weapons as they take up positions prior to an offensive against forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad in Deir al-Zor July 11, 2013.

Syrian Opposition Fractures Further; FSA at War With al Qaeda

Ostensible allies in the fight against the Assad regime, al Qaeda and the Free Syrian Army are killing each other.

Syrian Rebels Today, Syrian Taliban Tomorrow

Radical Islamists now dominate the Syrian opposition. And you’re arming them.

U.S. Says That Syria Has Used Chemical Weapons, Will Reportedly Start Arming Rebels

The U.S. is now confirming that the Syrian government has used chemical weapons. What’s next?

Iran The Big Winner In Syria’s Civil War?

Has the West inadvertently handed Iran a victory in Syria?

Susan Rice, Samantha Power, And Syria

How would the addition of Susan Rice and Samantha Power to the President’s foreign policy team affect policy toward Syria’s civil war?

Why NATO Isn’t Going to Fight in Syria

Syria isn’t Libya.

Syria’s Civil War Inspiring Sectarian Violence Outside Syria

Syria’s violence is slipping across it’s borders.That’s not good news at all.

Obama Administration Walking Back Obama’s Red Line

Is the White House distancing itself from the President’s “red line” remarks about Syria?

Arming The Syrian Rebels Not Likely To Accomplish Anything

Arming the Syrian rebels may do nothing more than prolong a seemingly endless war, and pull the United States into a conflict it shouldn’t be involved in.

The American People Want To Stay Out Of Syria

A new poll shows that 62% of Americans oppose American military intervention in Syria’s civil war.

Just This Once, John McCain Is (Partly) Right

John McCain is right that we shouldn’t send ground troops to Syria, but his idea for increased U.S. intervention in the country’s civil war is still too risky.

Was Obama’s Syrian “Red Line” A Mistake?

President Obama may regret drawing a line in the sand over Syrian chemical weapons.

The Hazards of Red Lines

Has Bashar al-Assad crossed the red line drawn by President Obama? And does it matter?

Is Russia Preparing To Cut Its Losses In Syria?

Recent comments from Russian officials suggest that the nation may be preparing to cut its longtime ally loose.