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August 28, 2013
On Syria, Don’t Bark Louder Than You Bite
“No one wants to be known as the leader who fought for justice halfheartedly. Take it from Truman and Bush.”
On Syria, Don’t Bark Louder Than You Bite
5 Questions to Ask Before Bombing Syria
August 28, 2013
5 Questions to Ask Before Bombing Syria
The Japan-Soviet War of 1939 provides some key insights into how the West should send signals in Syria.
5 Questions to Ask Before Bombing Syria
Obama’s Most Dangerous WMD Precedent in Syria
August 27, 2013
Obama’s Most Dangerous WMD Precedent in Syria
Obama set a dangerous precedent when he called for an investigation into who ordered the chemical weapon attacks in Syria.
Obama’s Most Dangerous WMD Precedent in Syria
In Egypt Crisis, Russia Sees Opportunity
August 16, 2013
In Egypt Crisis, Russia Sees Opportunity
Putin reportedly offered Egypt’s military all of Russia’s military facilities, and proposed joint exercises.
In Egypt Crisis, Russia Sees Opportunity
How Putin Can Retaliate Against Obama
August 13, 2013
How Putin Can Retaliate Against Obama
Across Asia and elsewhere, Russia has a number of options for responding to the summit’s cancellation.
How Putin Can Retaliate Against Obama
Russia & Iran To Hold Naval Drill in Caspian Sea
June 30, 2013
Russia & Iran To Hold Naval Drill in Caspian Sea
During an Iranian port call, a Russian commander said the two navies will participate in an exercise later this year.
Russia & Iran To Hold Naval Drill in Caspian Sea
Russia’s Only Aircraft Carrier Syria Bound?
June 07, 2013
Russia’s Only Aircraft Carrier Syria Bound?
Putin wants to re-establish Russia as a major player in world politics. Will his resentment of the US get in his way?
Russia’s Only Aircraft Carrier Syria Bound?
Will Russia Provide S-300 Air-Defenses to Syria?
May 11, 2013
Will Russia Provide S-300 Air-Defenses to Syria?
Russia has declared it will not sell new S-300 systems to Syria. But what about “earlier contracts”?
Will Russia Provide S-300 Air-Defenses to Syria?
A Grand Coalition Against Iran
May 07, 2013
A Grand Coalition Against Iran
Israel, Turkey, Jordan, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates: Allies against Iran?
A Grand Coalition Against Iran
Kerry's Big Meeting with Russia's Putin
May 07, 2013
Kerry's Big Meeting with Russia's Putin
Can Kerry change Putin’s mind on Syria or Iran? The Diplomat presents its preview for the upcoming week.
Kerry's Big Meeting with Russia's Putin
Israel’s Target in Syria Was Hezbollah, Not Assad
May 07, 2013
Israel’s Target in Syria Was Hezbollah, Not Assad
Reports indicate that strikes targeted short-range missiles that were awaiting transfer to Hezbollah.
Israel’s Target in Syria Was Hezbollah, Not Assad
Here Come the Missile Carriers
May 04, 2013
Here Come the Missile Carriers
Could aircraft carriers be eclipsed by new technology? We breakdown the top defense and foreign policy articles for your weekend.
Here Come the Missile Carriers
Syria, Chemical Weapons and the Burden of Proof
May 03, 2013
Syria, Chemical Weapons and the Burden of Proof
Some see problems with the evidence that many are citing as proof Syria used chemical weapons.
Syria, Chemical Weapons and the Burden of Proof
Want to Fix Syria? Talk to Iran
April 30, 2013
Want to Fix Syria? Talk to Iran
There’s good reason to believe Iran would be interested in negotiating a future for Syria that didn’t include Assad.
Want to Fix Syria? Talk to Iran
When Did Chemical Weapons Become Red Line For U.S.?
April 27, 2013
When Did Chemical Weapons Become Red Line For U.S.?
The U.S. has never intervened in conflicts because chemical weapons were used. What’s changed?
When Did Chemical Weapons Become Red Line For U.S.?
Friday Flashpoints – Our Weekend Reading List
April 26, 2013
Friday Flashpoints – Our Weekend Reading List
The Diplomat’s Editor selects the top five defense and foreign policy articles for your weekend reading pleasure.
Friday Flashpoints – Our Weekend Reading List
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