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Russia-America tussle over Syria invokes Cold War

By: Douglas Hamilton TEL AVIV, Israel – The world could slip back into a Cold War over Syria and the sprawling Arab country could break up into two or three warring parts, with unforeseeable consequences for the Middle East, a senior Israeli … Continue reading

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Editorial: Why we should stay out of Syria

By: Steve Chapman The downside of winning a war is that it makes the next one more alluring. Defeating the Serbs in Kosovo paved the way for invading Afghanistan. Our early success there made Iraq look as though it would … Continue reading

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Editorial: What the Hell Should We Do About Syria?

By: Robin Yassin-Kassab There are some, perhaps many, Syrians who detest their government and are entirely aware of its treasonous nature — yet wish for the demonstrations and the guerrilla actions of the Free Syrian Army (FSA) to stop and … Continue reading

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Clinton in Scandinavia for Talks on Syria, Afghanistan, Iran

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is in Denmark at the start of a week-long trip to Europe that is expected to focus on Syria, Afghanistan and Iran. Senior State Department officials traveling with Secretary Clinton say her talks with … Continue reading

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Syria intervention isn’t a slam dunk

Syria is not a video game. Americans need to understand that. President Bashar al-Assad and his regime, fighting to stay in power, are using increasingly brutal force against their own people. It is becoming a civil war, with both political … Continue reading

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UN observers in Syria discover 13 corpses

UN observers have discovered 13 bound corpses in eastern Syria, many of them apparently shot execution-style, the monitoring mission says. The announcement comes days after a massacre in Houla, in the central Homs province, which killed more than 100 people … Continue reading

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Why Is Obama Playing Politics With Syria?

By: Lionel Beehner In the summer of 2008, when Russian tanks rolled into Georgia, Americans took a timeout from watching the Olympics to express their collective outrage. John McCain boldly declared, “We are all Georgians,” even dispatching his wife to … Continue reading

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Editorial: Syria: The blood of future massacres is on Russia’s hands

The answer to the Syrian tragedy isn’t complicated: It’s a political transition, starting now, from the regime of President Bashar al-Assad to a government of national unity that includes the opposition but also retains the basic structure of the Syrian … Continue reading

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Romney Calls for Action, but His Party Is Divided

The massacre of more than 100 civilians, many of them children, in Syria over the weekend has presented Mitt Romney with a new opportunity to sound a familiar theme: that President Obama’s foreign policy is feckless and lacking in courage. … Continue reading

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Citizen journalists undertake mission to Syria: ‘Bullets don’t discriminate’

Two Americans whose first foray into citizen journalism was filming at an Occupy protest have moved on to one of the most dangerous places in the world for reporters of any skill level Even for the biggest news organizations in … Continue reading

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