“Never fear, the Commander-in-Phone-Calls will get tough!” Read more


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Mahmoud Hassino

So far, the scheme isn’t working so well. Read more

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It’s for many of the same bad reasons used by the United States to justify its military interventions. Read more


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He was well known in the 1980s as an articulate, English-speaking defender of Kremlin policies. Then he began describing himself as a “man of the left.” Read more

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For the ruling elite in Washington, there’s never a good time to end a war. But really, the United States lost the war in Afghanistan long ago. Read more


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Reese Erlich

We’ll see if anything significant about Syria comes out of the Putin-Trump summit. But don’t hold your breath. Read more


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Freedom House

Since the early days of the Syrian uprising, the left and progressives around the world have sharply debated how to respond. Read more

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Syria is the most documented conflict in history. So what do we know? Read more

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The column referenced an article by journalist Robert Fisk, whose findings are at odds with many reporters. Read more



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Recent attacks on Syria were a swing and a miss for Donald Trump... Read more



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The history of U.S. involvement reveals our complicity in the horror Assad inflicts on his people. Read more

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Erika Wittlieb

How did the United States get into what may become yet another Mideast quagmire? Read more



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Unless foreign powers withdraw, Syria is in danger of being permanently partitioned along lines dictated by outside powers. Read more

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It’s so frustrating to be a not-very-super superpower. It seems that Tomahawk missiles are what you fire when you just have to do something but nothing you do works. Read more


Thursday’s U.S. missile strike on Syria came without Congressional approval, and hearkens back to the U.S. entry into WWI one hundred years ago. Read more

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Paul Keller

With no direct threat to the national security of the United States and with no Congressional authorization, such use of force was illegal. Read more



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For the first time since the beginning of the war, the regime has suffered consequences for its crimes. Survivors of Tuesday’s massacre and residents of Khan Sheikhoun welcomed the strikes. Read more

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Freedom House

Once again, the dictator of Syria, Assad, has committed a crime against humanity. And once again, the U.S. government is playing the role of apologist. Read more

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The movie crosscuts between the desperate newcomers and longtime Italian inhabitants, who lead simple lives. Read more


A Syrian refugee describes the challenges he faces stuck in Finnish immigration. Read more