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13 Nov 2014, 5:15 pm by Cody Poplin
He also pointed to Syria as the catalyst of this fate, noting that Assad only controls only 25% of the country and that it would be tough to unify it. *** Sykes-Picot might or might not be to blame for the region’s ills. [read post]
13 Nov 2014, 11:25 am by Cody Poplin
Most importantly, senior U.S. officials told CNN that transition would mean the removal of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. [read post]
10 Oct 2014, 9:46 am by Lovechilde
”  Goodbyes were promptly said and we entered the museum.All of this passed so quickly that I didn’t begin rolling her comment around in my head until we were looking at the sublime pointillist paintings of Georges Seurat and his associates. [read post]
23 Sep 2014, 2:45 am by Robert F. Turner
” Threatening to respond to Syria’s unlawful use of chemical munitions by firing a few missiles into the country, but publicly assuring Assad in advance that there would be no “boots on the ground” and we had no interest in “regime change,” was hardly likely to deter anything. [read post]
22 Sep 2014, 3:00 am by Robert F. Turner
” Thus, when in April 1790 President George Washington asked Secretary of State Thomas Jefferson where the Constitution had vested the details of foreign policy not specifically addressed in the instrument, Jefferson noted that the Constitution had “declared that the Executive powers shall be vested in the President, submitting special articles of it to a negative by the Senate . . . . [read post]
14 Sep 2014, 8:24 am
 Another way to put that is: Obama feels like George Bush, yet he must not be George Bush. [read post]
28 Jul 2014, 10:43 am by Tara Hofbauer
The Free Syrian Army, as the group is called, is now fighting on two separate fronts—one against the Assad regime, the other against Sunni Islamists. [read post]
14 Jun 2014, 9:30 pm
By withdrawing too quickly from Iraq, by failing to build on the surge, the Obama administration has made some similar mistakes made during the early administration of George W. [read post]
30 May 2014, 7:09 am by Clara Spera
But the deal has displeased many: once released, the final report will not include full details of correspondence between then-Prime Minister Tony Blair and President George W. [read post]
16 Jan 2014, 4:20 am by Howard Friedman
USCIRF Chairman Robert George said:The Alawite and Christian communities, who are not aligned with either side of the conflict, are inadequately represented by the opposition coalition and the Assad regime does not represent their concerns. [read post]
7 Dec 2013, 7:37 am
I welcome him saying, ‘I will take responsibility for pushing my client, the Assad regime, to deal with these chemical weapons. [read post]
11 Nov 2013, 6:47 pm by John Bellinger
My friend and predecessor Edwin Williamson (who served as The Legal Adviser in the George H.W. [read post]
17 Sep 2013, 12:44 pm by The Book Review Editor
Hiltermann (Cambridge UP 2007) Genocide in Iraq: The Anfal Campaign Against the Kurds (Middle East Watch Report) by George Black (Human Rights Watch 1993) I Down in a corner of my basement, among the accumulated suburban junk and detritus of middle age, are the twisted tail fins of a bomb. [read post]
9 Sep 2013, 12:00 pm by Michael C. Dorf
  No one seriously thinks that the use of chemical weapons by the Assad regime against its own citizens poses a national security threat to the United States. [read post]
9 Sep 2013, 6:29 am by Jane Chong
A strike would be “practically flawed,” but “morally defensible,” declares George Packer at the New Yorker. [read post]
3 Sep 2013, 12:35 pm by Sandy Levinson
  Given that there is no evidence that Assad ordered the use of those weapons in the first place, one might well imagine that he will make some efforts to make sure they are not used again. [read post]
1 Sep 2013, 9:09 am by David Friedman
If the latter, his list ought to have included Woodrow Wilson, Lloyd George, and Kaiser Wilhelm, since mustard gas was used by both sides in World War I. [read post]