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OP-ED: Obama’s Tough Decision on Syria: Action over Reaction

By Amer Mahdi Doko I still remember Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel’s press conference last April when he announced the US had strong evidence that the Syrian regime used chemical weapons against civilians. Looking tired and pale, Hagel chose his words carefully, stating “our intelligence community does assess, with varying degrees of confidence, that the…

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Hurricane Syria: Why Turkey Needs to Prepare for the Oncoming Storm

By Jason Kumar The 22-month-old conflict in Syria is growing increasingly out of control. It is now threatening to engulf Turkey and turn the local uprising into a regional war. Since the conflict’s onset, refugees from northern Syria have been fleeing toward Turkey to escape the heavy fighting in Aleppo. Though Turkey has been providing…