March 5, 2014

The Corridor of Death

Zaher Sahloul, Foreign Policy

The Associated Press

How the Syrian government's use of snipers against its own citizens gives the lie to its talk of fighting terrorism.

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February 28, 2014
Where Will Syria's Foreign Fighters Go Next?
Mike Giglio, BuzzFeed
Many foreign fighters saw the war in Syria through a hardline sectarian lens — in their view, they were coming to aid fellow Sunni Muslims in the struggle against a Shiite-aligned regime. “The infighting has likely... more ››
February 28, 2014
Syria in Stalemate
The Daily Star
The Geneva II peace talks, which generated a huge amount of media coverage this year, have experienced a steady drop off the radar ever since the last session, when U.N. envoy Lakhdar Brahimi frankly labeled them a failure. ... more ››
February 28, 2014
America Is Not in Retreat
Fareed Zakaria, Washington Post
As America navigates a changing world, the people who seem to be having the greatest difficulty with the adjustment are the country’s pundits. Over the past few weeks, a new conventional wisdom has congealed on the op-ed pages:... more ››
February 28, 2014
Would Loss of Ukraine Harden Russia on Syria?
Barbara Slavin, AC
Why do despots invariably have such atrocious taste? Ukrainians wandering wide-eyed through the palace outside Kyiv of fugitive Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych simultaneously marveled and gagged at the gilded furniture,... more ››
March 3, 2014
The Most Seismic Geopolitical Events Since 9/11
Ian Bremmer, Biz Insider
A big part of the problem is that Russia is a declining power, and it’s in the West's best interest to let that slowly play out over time. But the recent response on Ukraine pushed too hard, prompting President Vladimir... more ››