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Category: Foreign Policy

Which Syrian Chemical Attack Account Is More Credible?

by Jim Naureckas | Sep 12, 2013 | Foreign Policy

(Source: AP via Mint Press News) Let’s compare a couple of accounts of the mass deaths apparently caused by chemical weapons in the Damascus suburb of Ghouta on August 21. One account comes from the U.S. government (8/30/13), introduced by Secretary of State John Kerry. The other was published by a Minnesota-based news site called […]

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I May Be Wrong About AIPAC

by M.J. Rosenberg | Sep 11, 2013 | Foreign Policy

Unless AIPAC improves its game, I may need to revise my view that it owns U.S. foreign policy on the Middle East, which it accomplished long ago by buying the US Congress. The perception of weakness leads to more weakness. Its ineptitude on Syria, combined with the clear evidence that the Congressmen who they bought […]

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Moscow Deal: Winners and Losers

by Helena Cobban | Sep 10, 2013 | Foreign Policy

(Source: Reuters) As of now, the Moscow deal looks like win-win-win for everyone with legitimate interests in the Syria situation. Winners First of all and most importantly, it is a win for the vast majority of the Syrian people—those who are desperate for an end to the conflict and want nothing more than to go […]

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The Hill to the Rescue on Syria? Don’t Hold Your Breath

by Andrew J. Bacevich | Sep 8, 2013 | Foreign Policy

(Source: AP) Sometimes history happens at the moment when no one is looking. On weekends in late August, the president of the United States ought to be playing golf or loafing at Camp David, not making headlines. Yet Barack Obama chose Labor Day weekend to unveil arguably the most consequential foreign policy shift of his […]

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An Inside Look at How AIPAC Beats War Drum on Capitol Hill

by M.J. Rosenberg | Sep 4, 2013 | Foreign Policy

The media today is full of stories about AIPAC and its decision to push for a “yes” vote on Syria to ensure that President Obama initiates the war it really wants, with Iran. Check out this Washington Post story. There is simply no way AIPAC and its camp followers would do this for Syria. Israel […]

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