The Syria Strike Debate: A Political Scorecard

by Mitchell Plitnick It’s too early to tell yet whether Russia’s initiative has removed the threat of a U.S. strike on Syria over the alleged use of chemical weapons. While the signs are as good as could be hoped for… Continue Reading  

The Lavrov Proposal: What Are Moscow’s Motives?

by Mark N. Katz Why has Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov made his dramatic proposal for the Syrian government to not only put its chemical weapons under international control, but also destroy them? There are two possibilities. This could be… Continue Reading  

A Modest Proposal: Break Ties with Syria

by Mark N. Katz President Obama has announced that he intends to launch a military strike against Syria in response to his strongly held conviction that the Assad regime has used chemical weapons against its people. It is not at… Continue Reading  

Obama Should “Resist the Call” to Intervene in Syria

by Robert E. Hunter via IPS News But what I think the American people also expect me to do as president is to think through what we do from the perspective of, what is in our long-term national interests?…Sometimes what… Continue Reading