Syrians face another threat beyond the massacre of its civilians by the Assad regime.
Still, it remains an extremely destabilizing choice.
Military intervention in Syria is a high-risk enterprise. Here’s a set of principles by which the intervening forces must abide.
Is diplomacy dead in Syria, or have we only just begun to negotiate?
With the West rethinking armed intervention and the Syrian crisis continuing, political compromise may be the only way to end the violence.
Although the impulse to try to end the ongoing repression by the Syrian regime against its own people through foreign military intervention is understandable, it would be a very bad idea.
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s regime must step down immediately–without Western military intervention.
Kenya’s invasion of Somalia, with U.S. support, is as ill-advised as the last time a U.S. ally tried to remake the fractured country by force.
Coming to terms with NATO’s intervention in the Libyan civil war is a little like wresting a grizzly bear: big, hairy, and likely to make one pretty uncomfortable no matter where you grab a hold of it.
Robert Naiman and Ian Williams go head to head on the Libyan War.
Despite its official UN-granted legality, the credibility of Western military action in Libya is rapidly dwindling.
Will military intervention dislodge Gaddafi or lead to yet another quagmire?
The international community should consider humanitarian intervention in Libya only after a thorough assessment of means and ends.
We should not repeat the mistake of Iraq. The United States — or Europe — should not send troops to Libya except as part of a UN peacekeeping mission.
We’re so beyond the Cold War and September 11th that weve entered a new era altogether. FPIF columnist Michael T. Klare warns us all to get ready and tighten our belts.