The Kerry Syria Gaffe that Wasn’t?

by Jasmin Ramsey *This post has been updated Yesterday we charted the way Secretary of State John Kerry’s seemingly off-handed answer to a question about how Syria could deter a US strike morphed into what’s now being referred to as… Continue Reading  

Restoring Congress’ Role In Making War

by Robert E. Hunter Now, after careful deliberation, I have decided that the United States should take military action against Syrian regime targets. This would not be an open-ended intervention. We would not put boots on the ground. Instead, our… Continue Reading  

Laughing ’til it Hurts: Political Satirists on Syria

by Marsha B. Cohen One of the more disconcerting developments in foreign policy discussions in the 21st century  is that political satirists seem to be offering keener and more prescient assessments of the dilemmas involved than pundits and policy makers.… Continue Reading  

America and Syria: The Perils of a Limited Response

by Mark N. Katz “Obama weighing limited strike on Syria,” reads the main headline of an August 27 Washington Post article. We still don’t know exactly what this will entail, but as this piece — and many other news reports… Continue Reading  

Major U.S. Debate Over Wisdom of Syria Attack

by Jim Lobe via IPS News While some kind of U.S. military action against Syria in the coming days appears increasingly inevitable, the debate over the why and how of such an attack has grown white hot here. On one… Continue Reading