Syria

What You Should Know About the Syria-Iran Alliance
What You Should Know About the Syria-Iran Alliance

Iran has spent billions of dollars a year propping up Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad. Why are the two regimes so close? Here’s what you should know about the Syria-Iran alliance.

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On Morality & the Crisis in Syria

From the Print Edition: Morality & Interests in Syria

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The Syrian Airstrike & Sovereign Responsibility

Sovereignty is about more than simply running a country

Syria & American DNA

It’s been widely noted that the U.S. missile strikes on a Syrian airbase seem at odds with Donald Trump’s electioneering opposition to American intervention. But there should be little surprise.

To End Another War: Safe Zones, Humanitarian Intervention, and American Interests
To End Another War: Safe Zones, Humanitarian Intervention, and American Interests

The Trump administration wasted little time in quelling fears of American isolationism last week when it announced its support for the creation of safe zones in Syria.

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Indicted by His Own Words

President Obama’s foreign policy would have been more understandable if he had never pretended to care, if he hadn’t talked like Vaclav Havel and then acted like Henry Kissinger.

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Compassion, Yes; (But Security Too)

Mercy need not run roughshod over prudence

Between a Rock & a Hard Place: Alternative Foreign Policy Options in Syria

Given that Obama’s strategy is incoherent and will not work at achieving a specific goal, whether that goal is stopping ISIS or removing Assad, American voters should consider the three alternative options proposed at Brookings on November 16.