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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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GET IRAQ RIGHT FIRST

US intervention in Iraq and Syria is the right policy, but we should get Iraq right first. If the Iraq policy is succeeding, we are more likely to achieve our goals in Syria. If we bite off more than we … 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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HELPING THE SYRIAN OPPOSITION FACTIONS

Many hands are required to help Syrian opposition groups defend their rights. The objectives will be: regain the moral high ground of non-violent opposition to dictatorial brutality, obtain safe haven within Syria, and unify the factions in broad agreement on … Continue reading

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