Regions / Syria
Too many states, large and small, see themselves as having a vested interest in Syria's outcome.
Syria has become the weak leg of its tripod with Iran and Hezbollah.
Phyllis Bennis discusses Guantanamo, Syria, Afghanistan, and her thoughts on the renewed Palestine-Israel talks.
The United States is in no position to take leadership in response to any use of such weaponry by Syria
The UN should have a broad mandate to investigate any use of chemical weapons on either side.
President Obama called their use a "game changer."
Establishing a pro-Western government in Damascus and inflicting damage on Iran is an illusion.
The Syrian government and the opposition trade accusations about using chemical weapons and propagandizing the attacks.
Unless a tactical shift in the balance of power occurs, it is unlikely that either the regime or the rebels will gain control of Syria's entire territory.
Saudi Arabia is a dubious choice to team with to promote democracy in Syria.