Broader aims on Middle East realignment led the outgoing president’s efforts at two-track diplomacy. One track was misdirection. The other handed the region to Russia and Iran.
Assad Regime’s Grotesque PR Conference in Damascus Uses ‘New York Times,’ ‘Washington Post,’ NPR, and ‘New Yorker’ Reporters to Whitewash War Crimes
Syrian propagandists have found the ideal launderers for their message: Western journalists
So why does the bill remain in political purgatory?
How the Iran deal explains the administration’s inaction in Syria
An interview with Israeli television lands French citizen, novelist, and essayist Amin Maalouf in a bizarre and ignorant thought-crime hell
Barack Obama’s Syrian endgame and the new alliances that are shaping it
An Interview With Abdul Halim Khaddam, the former Vice President and Foreign Minister of Syria
Reflecting on the long sad march out of Homs, and the people along the way
Days into the so-called ‘cessation of hostilities’ in Syria, opposition and governmental forces are already pointing fingers at each other
Why is Sanders Taking Foreign Policy Advice from Someone Who Suggested Israel—Not Assad—Gassed Syrians?
The Democratic presidential hopeful set out to assuage doubts about his foreign policy expertise. Instead, he may have reinforced them.
Are suspected war criminals, forged in the crucible of Syrian bloodshed, heading West as ‘refugees’?
In a small border town on the way to Europe, Syrian refugees tell stories that the world is determined not to hear
It helps to look at this map
Why Jeb Bush, and also Barack Obama, are wrong about refugees
Watch the Republican senator grill the nation’s highest-ranking military officer, who clarified that the coalition of forces behind Syria—Russia, Iran, and Hezbollah—have tipped the scale in Assad’s favor
Cohen the Israeli spy? He’s on the phone to Nikolai Patrushev, Putin’s national security adviser, because that’s how grown-ups do business.
The creation of a well-armed, autonomous, and perhaps ultimately independent Druze region in southern Syria may be the West’s best chance at stemming the spread of radical Islamism
The new vogue for blaming the century-old Sykes-Picot Agreement for today’s woes ignores history, and reality
The Kremlin’s interests in the region are deep—and it may see an opportunity to gain leverage in the current crisis