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  

Reactions to the Use of CW in Syria: “A Touch of Insanity”?

by Peter Jenkins Once we came across a man-of-war anchored off the coast.…in the empty immensity of earth, sky and water there she was, incomprehensible, firing into a continent….There was a touch of insanity in the proceedings. — Joseph Conrad In… 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  

Britain to Obama: “Rethink Syria.”

by Robert E. Hunter In a surprise move, the British parliament has rejected the Government’s motion to provide support for military action against Syria. This was a clear rebuke to Prime Minister David Cameron and, equally, to the Foreign and… Continue Reading  

Use of CW in Syria: A View from London

by Peter Jenkins For the last week the British government has given every sign of being in a dreadful muddle over how to react to the suspicion that chemical weapons (CW) were used in the suburbs of Damascus early on… Continue Reading