A Political and Literary Forum
Democratic forces persist amid brutal regime violence and sectarian conflict.
Elizabeth Shakman Hurd
The United States will lose the war for control of the Middle East.
Andrew J. Bacevich, Stephen Kinzer
Negotiations may ease the humanitarian crisis—while strengthening Assad.
Europe must accept that post-nationalism, by nature, is porous at its borders.
Fears of terrorism, and President Erdoğan’s rivalry with an exiled theologian, have become excuses for censorship and repression.
For anti-Assad rebels, a southern spring has become a kind of suicide bomb.
It is time for the United States to take responsibility for the war it encouraged in Syria.
Aziz Z. Huq
It creates more violent terrorists and leaves no one who can talk peace.
Alex de Waal
“Reports of the demise of Israeli-U.S. relations are not only premature, they’re just wrong.” It is hard to disagree.
The U.S. is responsible.
The conflict doesn't need more architects.
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