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Stop Hand-Wringing Over the Syrian “Dilemma”

I read much hand-wringing over the supposed dilemma in our Syria policy: we want to remove the Asad government, yet necessary attacks on the Islamic State group tend to keep Asad in power. Which do we want more? This conundrum … Continue reading

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The Roles of Russia and Iran in the Syria Crisis

I have argued that US policy in Syria needs tighter lash-up with Syria’s immediate neighbors and our traditional allies, and more effective public diplomacy about what we are doing and why, especially within the Middle East region.  An end to … Continue reading

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America’s Role in Syria

The Syria crisis is a complex and “wicked” problem for US policy. Our first objectives should be to provide significant humanitarian assistance and do what we can to accelerate an end to the fighting, as Secretary Clinton recently said in … Continue reading

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