President Trump announced that the overnight rumors were accurate that Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was killed in an US raid in Syria.
These decisions have generational impacts on millions of people, and should be treated as such, not just tweeted about.
Resumption of involvement in existing hostilities.
The holiday season is a time for giving. We take a look at how you can help those less fortunate in besieged Aleppo.
This is the first in a series where I read and discuss a radical book on the left or right. This time, I address a book related to anarchist movements in the Syrian Civil War.
Burt Likko wonders whether, despite the unmitigated human rights awfulness that is the nascent would-be state forming in northern Iraq, swallowing our idealism and adopting a strategy of economic containment wouldn’t be a more practical alternative to making war against ISIS.
UPDATE: Reaction to President Obama’s address of September 10.
The New York Times ran a story that took Burt Likko’s breath away in outrage when he read it last night. But apparently, he’s pretty much the only one.
Step right up for some fearless prognostication!
Precis: In a crucial moment of opportunity, Hassan Rouhani, Iran’s new president, extends the hand of diplomacy. President Obama’s team, surprised and gratified, grasp for Rouhani’s hand. If the handshake pans out, this rapprochement...
An open thread on the President’s remarks on Syria and where the crisis currently stands.
…well the civil war’s still going on, but airstrike averted maybe. Everyone seems to get a bit of what they want except the Syrian rebels who are hung out to dry…. Let’s hope this...
The full text of the Senate’s joint resolution authorizing the use of military force in Syria is now available.
As war with Syria approaches, no one cares. This, argues Tod Kelly, is the ultimate cost of the War on Terror.
Five must read articles on the subject of Syria.
James Fallows relays William R. Polk’s assessment of the Syria situation.
A short Labor Day weekend musing. The Arab League has now moved toward asking for a UNSC backed intervention in Syria. The announcement is sufficiently vaguely worded that it’s not likely to actually amount to...
So President Obama made a big announcement today. I think it’s a very positive development. It’s also not what I’m going to be talking about in pt 2 of my musings. Instead I’d like...
As promised I am tackling the subject of Syria. The problem is that my thoughts are still embryonic, so this post will be more of an extended musing on the subject rather than a...
Everyone wants to offer the President advice on what the U.S. should do about Syria, but no one has any clue how their plans would work or why.