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Tag: Obama Syria

In Donald Trump’s Shadow, Will East Aleppo Fall to the Assad Regime and Its Russian Backer?

Since Trump’s election, Bashar al-Assad and Vladimir Putin have thrown caution to the wind.

Posted on Nov 29, 2016 READ MORE


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Putin Has the Winning Hand in Syria, as Turkey Apologizes and Obama Deals (Video)

The Russian intervention in Syria substantially changed the conversation surrounding Vladimir Putin in the aftermath of the Crimea annexation.

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Why Does the U.S. Care If Russia Bombs al-Qaida and Its Allies in Syria? (Video)

President Obama on Friday pledged not to turn Syria into an arena for a proxy war between the U.S. and the Russian Federation. But he went on to criticize President Vladimir Putin for attempting to prop up Syrian ruler Bashar Assad.

Posted on Oct 5, 2015 READ MORE

Why Obama and Putin Are Both Wrong on Syria

President Obama seemed awfully defensive in his speech at the United Nations on Monday. It’s because while his own plans to defeat Islamic State have failed, Russia’s Vladimir Putin has gotten militarily involved in the fight against the group—with the help of Syria’s Bashar Assad.

Posted on Sep 29, 2015 READ MORE

Russia Denounces Obama Plan for Syria Airstrikes as Violation of International Law

Russia on Thursday pushed back against President Obama’s plans for taking on the Islamic State in Syria.

Posted on Sep 13, 2014 READ MORE

Obama’s ISIS Actions Are Defensive, Despite Rhetoric of Going on Offensive

President Obama’s speech launching his war on ISIS avoided the qualifications that he had earlier made, which had produced caviling inside the Beltway from politicians who confuse careless belligerency with decisiveness.

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Will It Be a 3 Years War? Obama to Bomb Syria in Fight Against ISIS

At a Monday evening dinner at the White House attended by foreign policy experts, President Obama expressed confidence that he had the authority to bomb ISIS positions in Syria.

Posted on Sep 10, 2014 READ MORE

Would a U.S./NATO War in Syria Be Legal in International Law?

Efforts are being made in Congress to give President Barack Obama the formal authority to conduct airstrikes in Syria against ISIL.

Posted on Sep 8, 2014 READ MORE

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Why Romney Is Wrong That Obama’s Syria Policy Emboldened Putin

On “Face the Nation” on Sunday, Mitt Romney slammed President Obama’s policies toward Russia as “naive” and called the country a “geopolitical adversary” of the U.S.

Posted on Mar 24, 2014 READ MORE

Syria Talks

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Bellicose Obama

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Putin Peace

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World View of Obama and Putin

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Peace Dove

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Political Balance

Posted on Sep 15, 2013 ENLARGE

Miley and Putin

Posted on Sep 14, 2013 ENLARGE

Moral High Ground

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Flower Power

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Attack Dog

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GOP Syria Criticism

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Syria Diplomacy

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Red Line for Obama

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Obama’s Nuanced Path

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Obama War

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Chemical Weapons

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Obama Postpones Congressional Vote on Syria Strike (Video)

Tuesday night, perhaps after realizing he had neither the support of politicians nor that of the American people, President Barack Obama put a hold on Congress’ decision on military intervention in Syria.

Posted on Sep 11, 2013 READ MORE

Syria Support

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Red Line

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Putin Saves the Day

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World’s Policeman

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Waiting for the Green Light

Posted on Sep 9, 2013 ENLARGE

G-20 Summit

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Don’t Bomb Syria

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The Dog of War

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Grayson On Syria

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Syria Concerns

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Syrian Jaws

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Reality of War

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The Artist

Posted on Sep 8, 2013 ENLARGE

Military Stimulus

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Environmentalists Do Their Fair Share of Harm

It’s possible that green organizations do more damage to their cause than do climate change deniers; the question of whether journalism’s impact can be quantified has been coming up a lot lately; meanwhile, believing that girls can be older than their “chronological age” is dangerous. These discoveries and more after the jump.

Posted on Sep 7, 2013 READ MORE

Obama Didn’t Draw Red Line

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Crumbling Infrastructure Solution

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Woman Begs McCain Not to Attack Syria (Video)

At a town hall meeting in Arizona on Thursday, one of Sen. John McCain’s constituents stood up to plead with him not to try to solve Syria’s conflict with bombs, but rather with diplomacy.

Posted on Sep 7, 2013 READ MORE

One More Red Line To Go

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The Trapper

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