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May 15, 2017
In Tartous, Syria, Women Wear Black, Youth Are in Hiding, and Bitterness Grows
This Alawite city used to support the regime, but most now believe Assad cheated his own people by sending them into an endless, pointless war.
May 12, 2017
US Arms Syrian Kurds—and Turkey’s Erdogan Cries ‘Terrorism’ Ahead of Trump Meeting
Ankara fears it will help the Kurds form a federal ethnic province in Syria, and thus give the Turkish Kurds ideas.
May 10, 2017
World War II Memories in Moscow, Another Cold War Inquisition in Washington
On May 9, while Russia was commemorating the 27 million Soviet citizens who died fighting Nazi Germany, the US political-media class was vilifying the Kremlin and seeking its American “puppets.”
Stephen F. Cohen
April 28, 2017
Is Turkey’s War on Syrian Kurds Becoming a War on the United States?
President Erdogan seems to believe he can bully Trump into abandoning his allies in the fight against ISIS.
April 25, 2017
Where Is the Elizabeth Warren of Foreign Policy?
A challenge to the failed doctrines of the Democratic foreign-policy establishment is long overdue.
Katrina vanden Heuvel
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April 19, 2017
Why the New Cold War Is More Dangerous Than the Preceding One
Questionable but orthodox Cold War narratives make actual war with Russia more likely than during its 40-year predecessor.
Stephen F. Cohen
April 12, 2017
Democrats Shouldn’t Be Trying to Banish Tulsi Gabbard
Her skepticism about the origin of the chemical-weapons attack in Syria was warranted.
Robert L. Borosage
April 11, 2017
In Trump’s Cruise-Missile Diplomacy, Iran and North Korea Could Be Next
The president has steadily increased the use of force, relaxing the rules of engagement and giving his generals free rein.
Michael T. Klare
April 7, 2017
What Is It With US Presidents and Tomahawk Cruise-Missile Strikes?
Typically deployed symbolically by presidents facing domestic political troubles, they rarely have significant military effect.
April 3, 2017
Trump’s Generals Are Considering a Wider War in Yemen
A humanitarian crisis already threatens to starve millions. Deeper US involvement in the civil war will only make it far worse.