The Syrian civil war is clearly a tragedy. Yet, America should draw only one red line: against involvement.
What do we hope to accomplish?
If we're going to do this, we should do it right.
Without a grand vision for America's role in the Middle East, the anti-Assad intervention will only suck us in deeper.
The administration should exercise restraint toward Assad.
A war of good feelings and domestic expedience.
There are better reasons to go to war in Syria, including under international law.
Listening to those who cry "do something!" could be a tragic mistake.
Direct opposition (outside the Security Council) will be minimal. But indirect replies could be unpleasant for America.
Lincoln Bloomfield sits down to talk about his plan for a broad, whole-of-government approach.
How credible are the reports, and what would an attack say about the regime?
Attacks on the rebels highlight the Syrian civil war's incredible geopolitical complexity.
The United States must think outside the box.
A more federal system of governance could help the state's many regions and peoples live under one roof.
Examining the assumptions behind a common worry.
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