The "duck of Damascus" and his sociopathic attempts at comedy.
Growing Kurdish autonomy in Syria could shake up the region—and Washington is on its heels.
Another area where Washington has chosen to lead from behind.
If Saudi Arabia and Turkey are so eager to have Assad gone, they should do the job themselves.
The first deadlines were met. Yet destroying the chemical weapons in a war zone "has UN and OPCW inspectors quivering in their boots."
Assad says he'll vaccinate all Syrian children. The rebels are skeptical.
Bringing them to the table could shatter what little consensus remains.
Lessons from history for two tough cases.
The Obama administration's unclear, often-changing Syria policy has created serious trouble for Erdogan.
Three lessons for R2P proponents.
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