When it came to race, climate, or diplomacy, Obama was like a visitor from the future. On trade and intervention, however, he was often stuck in the past.
For too long Moscow and Washington have tried to out-muscle each other by escalating the Syrian war. Now, for once, they’ve got a chance to escalate their efforts to end it.
Putin’s attempt at “shock and awe” in Syria has all the hallmarks of failed U.S. interventions of the past
Bashar al-Assad is not going to age out of office any time soon.
Obama’s decision to arm the Syrian rebels will likely escalate the conflict and torpedo any possibility for a political solution.
Let’s resist the temptation to intervene in Syria. This time, let’s say ‘lesson learned.’
Is reflexive resistance to intervention in Syria the right reaction by progressives?
Why start another body count in a Middle East conflict with no direct relationship to U.S. security?