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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…

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Of Bang and Bucks: Sponsors of the Proxy War in Syria

By Noora AlSindi The Syrian President, Bashar Al-Assad, is once again promising to put an end to the violence in Syria after over a year of bloodshed that has killed more than 9,000 civilians. This comes as part of his acceptance of UN-Arab League envoy Kofi Annan’s six-point peace plan. While the plan calls for…

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The Nature of the Beast

By Carl Ginther Syria is yet another example of why the Security Council needs to change.  But can it? It would be a wonderful day in history for thousands, if not millions around the world, if Russia were stripped of its veto powers within the UN Security Council in light of recent events in Syria. …