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Haleh Esfandiari on President Obama's Address on Syria

Sep 11, 2013
Haleh Esfandiari comments on President Obama's speech to Congress making his case for military action against Syria.

Wilson Center Experts Provide Reaction and Analysis on the President's Address on Syria

Sep 11, 2013
Wilson Center experts Haleh Esfandiari, Robert Litwak, Aaron David Miller, David Ottaway, Marina Ottaway, and Robin Wright provide reaction and analysis on President Obama's address on Syria

Can Obama Afford Not to Bomb Syria?

Sep 10, 2013
When you're selling the least bad option as a strategic and consequential move, you know you have a problem, writes Aaron David Miller in ForeignPolicy.com.

Making a Virtue Out of a Necessity

Sep 05, 2013
By having a congressional debate and resolution authorizing military action in Syria, President Obama is trying to make a virtue out of a necessity. Aaron David Miller provides four reasons it was inevitable that Obama would go to Congress on Syria.

The Limits of Action In Syria

Aug 28, 2013
Aaron David Miller considers three core questions that need answering about the military action the president is about to authorize in Syria.

Obama Will Bomb Syria

Aug 27, 2013
"Obama will act militarily in Syria, but deliberately. Whatever its misgivings, the U.S. military will execute whatever attack the president authorizes – maybe missile strikes against units that have used chemical weapons, or against other military infrastructure. And if he explains his reasoning clearly and transparently, he’ll have Congress and the public behind him," writes Aaron David Miller in Politico.

The Marriage and Divorce of Hamas and Hezbollah

Aug 26, 2013
Hamas and Hezbollah have had a dramatic break-up after the Syrian conflict erupted in 2011. Part of the break-up is due to sectarian differences; another part is due to rival regional alliances. For the wider Middle East, the Hamas-Hezbollah split is a dangerous microcosm of a growing trend.

Chemical Weapons Use in Syria

Aug 22, 2013
“I think urging the U.N. immediately to investigate this is right action number one and then, two, mobilizing the entire world community. If there was a massive use of chemical weapons, that should be a rallying cry for the world to get involved,” said Jane Harman on Andrea Mitchell Reports.

Women on Egypt's Coup

Aug 05, 2013
The rise of Islamist political parties has arguably impacted women more than any other sector of society. But women from four Arab countries had diverse reactions to military coup against the Muslim Brotherhood government in Egypt on July 3.

Women on Syria Part I: Greatest Fears

Jun 24, 2013
In June 2013, the death toll in Syria reportedly rose to more than 100,000. The conflict began with non-violent protests in March 2011, but quickly turned violent after harsh regime crackdowns. Twelve women from seven Arab countries, from Bahrain to Egypt and Syria, were asked what they feared most about the conflict.

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