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The Endgame in Syria
The Endgame in Syria
The Strategy That Dares Not Speak Its Name

Obama needs Putin’s help in Syria more than Putin needs Obama’s.

The Endgame in Syria
Flabbergasted Again

Iran and Russia are coordinating on Syria, while the White House is caught flat-footed.

The Endgame in Syria
Fecklessness 101

In 2012, the Russians offered to ditch Assad—and the Administration refused.

The Endgame in Syria
Russia into Syria?

Russian troops are on the ground, and more may be coming.

The Endgame in Syria
Administration Abandons Failed Syria Program

The Obama Administration may quietly be dropping its commitment to the failed, U.S.-run fighter scheme in Syria. But is the alternative any more practical?

The Endgame in Syria
When Does Farce Become a Threat?

The U.S.-trained force of fighters in Syria, originally 60 men, continues to bleed strength—and U.S. prestige.

The Endgame in Syria
The Administration’s Comedy of Errors in Syria

Al Nusra captures 18 U.S.-trained rebels—or 30 percent of our force.

The Endgame in Syria
More Magical Thinking in Syria

The Administration rules out no fly zone with Turkey and much else—while still wanting the same result.

The Endgame in Syria
Administration Won’t Take “Yes” for an Answer in Syria

Turkey offers a no-fly zone. U.S. Department of State says no.

The Endgame in Syria
Surprise! Assad Still Has Chemical Weapons

A year after the U.S. celebrated a diplomatic agreement on WMDs, cheating comes to light.

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Asia's Game of Thrones

As Duterte continues to slam the U.S. and look to China, Japan is caught in an awkward position.


By snubbing nuclear power, Berlin has consigned itself to decades of coal dependence.

The European Immigration Crisis

There is nothing so permanent as a temporary measure.

Miracles Can Happen

It’s probably not a model for the country (as some analysts would have it), but it shows that compromise is possible when all parties involved are committed to finding a practical solution.

Putin on a show?

Russia’s advantage in Syria is a matter of political will, not technical capability.

Higher Education Watch

Colleges make resident assistants “mandatory reporters” for potential Title IX violations.

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