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Syria's nonviolent resistance is dying to be heard

Syria's nonviolent resistance is dying to be heard

Much of the  debate over U.S. intervention in Syria  boils down the conflict there to a clash between the regime of President Bashar al-Assad and an armed rebellion in which al-Qaeda affiliates play a significant role. Typically ignored in that conversation are the voices of the...

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The Syria Vote: Why Obama Wins If He Loses

The Syria Vote: Why Obama Wins If He Loses

Sometime this week, Congress will begin voting on a resolution that would support President Obama’s proposal to launch limited strikes against the military forces of Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad as retribution for their use of chemical weapons.  Although  Washington  is...

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Who Is Ali Habib? Syria's Highest-Ranking Military Defector

Who Is Ali Habib? Syria's Highest-Ranking Military Defector

 Ali Habib is well known in Syrian society mostly because he served as the chief of staff between 2004 and 2009 (known to young draftees and hence families).    Life   General Ali Habib was born in 1939 in Safita, Tartous. He graduated...

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Can Obama Make the Case for an Attack on Syria?

Can Obama Make the Case for an Attack on Syria?

With America's credibility tarred, persuading anyone other than France and Britain will be difficult. It was perhaps the greatest "Perry Mason moment" in the history of the UN Security Council. When U.S. Ambassador Adlai Stevenson challenged his Soviet counterpart, Valerian Zorin, to...

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