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News and Analysis from The Nation on Syria
Yesterday 12:05 pm
This US Military Officer Explains Why America’s Middle East Wars Have Been Utter Failures
Hint: The foundational narrative is the problem.
Yesterday 11:28 am
The Syrian Kurds and Allegations of War Crimes
Critics respond to Roy Gutman’s special report on the Syrian Kurdish militia.
February 14, 2017
Conservative Media Embrace a Bogus ‘Terror Study’ to Justify Trump’s Travel Ban
An honest reading of their data reveals just how pointless the policy really is.
February 13, 2017
America’s Favorite Syrian Militia Rules With an Iron Fist
The Kurdish YPG recruits fighters at gunpoint, assassinates political opponents, and suppresses the media.
February 7, 2017
Have the Syrian Kurds Committed War Crimes?
This special report, which also exposes their collusion with the Assad regime, undermines their claim to be leading a democratic, open society.
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January 31, 2017
The Xenophobic Lie Behind Trump’s Ban on Syrian Refugees
Trump isn’t alone in promoting the idea that desperate civilians fleeing the carnage pose a security threat.
January 30, 2017
John Kerry Was One of the Most Significant Secretaries of State in the Last 50 Years
Can his legacy survive the Trump administration?
December 21, 2016
American Cold Warriors Want to Fight Russia, Not Terrorism
As terrorists strike again, from Ankara and Berlin to Syria, the US political-media establishment is determined to disqualify Putin as a security partner for President-elect Trump.
Stephen F. Cohen
December 15, 2016
I Miss Our Sane, Calm, Empathetic, Funny President Already
Before Trump’s election, we on the left didn’t give President Obama enough credit. Why?
December 1, 2016
A Letter From Rebel-Controlled Idlib, Syria
“Let Nusra go to hell,” says a member of the Islamic police, who are despised by the people and even by their own employees.