Syria

Why Russia Resists a UN Resolution on Syria

The mainstream media has largely failed to mention one of the main reasons Russia has been resisting a UN Security Council Resolution which would allow the use of force if the US believes that Syria has failed to meet its obligations. Back in March 2011, Russia allowed UNSC Resolution 1973 which authorized “all necessary measures” to protect Libyan […] The post Why Russia Resists a UN Resolution on Syria appears on ScienceWonk, FAS's blog for opinions from guest experts and leaders.

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The Syrian Civil War and WMDs

On September 5, 2013, Senior Fellow on State and Non-State Threats Charles Blair spoke to staff at the Government Accountability Office in Washington, DC on the current conflict in…

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Avoiding Needless Wars, Part 8: Syria

There are strong indications that President Obama will take military action against Syria,  even though several key questions have not been answered. First, what good will an American attack do? Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey recently told Congress, “Syria today is not about choosing between two sides but rather about choosing […] The post Avoiding Needless Wars, Part 8: Syria appears on ScienceWonk, FAS's blog for opinions from guest experts and leaders.

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Up for Debate: Syria’s Chemical Weapons

Mr. Doug Bandow of The CATO Institute and Mr. Luke Coffey of the Heritage Foundation debate below about whether military intervention by the U.S. to secure Syria’s chemical stockpiles could…

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