5 Concrete Steps the US Can Take to End the Syria Crisis

5 Concrete Steps the US Can Take to End the Syria Crisis

This article originally appeared in The Nation. The civil war in Syria grinds on, and conditions for Syrian civilians—those inside its borders as well as the millions forced to flee to neighboring countries—continue to deteriorate. As global and regional...
Moral Obscenities in Syria

Moral Obscenities in Syria

This blog was cross-posted from The Nation. The threat of a reckless, dangerous, and illegal US or US-led assault on Syria is looking closer than ever. The US government has been divided over the Syria crisis since it began. Some, especially in the Pentagon and some...
Syrian War Moving Outward, Obama Looks Inward

Syrian War Moving Outward, Obama Looks Inward

Even as the U.S. and Russia continue collaborating on plans for a Syrian peace conference to be held some time in late June, arms shipments on all sides continue to threaten even greater escalation. Arms flows to Syrian rebel forces from Qatar and Saudi Arabia via...
Harirism Exposed

Harirism Exposed

Saad Hariri—the Saudi-born son of the late Lebanese Prime Minister Rafic Hariri—has been on something of a speaking tour lately. The billionaire former prime minister has repeatedly tried to make the case that Lebanon’s incumbent government has put...