Syrian civil war

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This is a topic, with start date March 15, 2011 and unknown end date.

Its theme(s) are International relations, Middle East, War.

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United States should intervene

For
Blocking action on Syria makes an attack on Iran more likely by Dennis Ross (The Washington Post, September 9, 2013) (view)
Syria’s al-Qaeda threat by The Washington Post editorial board (The Washington Post, September 7, 2013) (view)
On Syria, a weak strike is better than none by Frederick W. Kagan (The Washington Post, September 6, 2013) (view)
The consequences of doing nothing in Syria by Frida Ghitis (The Miami Herald, September 5, 2013) (view)
The Right Questions on Syria by Nicholas D. Kristof (The New York Times, September 4, 2013) (view)
The Robert Taft Republicans Return by Bret Stephens (The Wall Street Journal, September 3, 2013) (view)
Arm and Shame by Thomas Friedman (The New York Times, September 3, 2013) (view)
Syria: Where is the outrage? by The Baltimore Sun editorial board (The Baltimore Sun, September 3, 2013) (view)
Syria, a cause for bipartisanship by Charles Lane (The Washington Post, September 2, 2013) (view)
We can’t look away from Syria now by Chicago Sun-Times editorial board (Chicago Sun-Times, September 1, 2013) (view)
Obama puts politics over morals in abdicating presidential authority in Syria by Michael Goodwin (New York Post, September 1, 2013) (view)
Obama to take his Syrian case to Congress by The Washington Post editorial board (The Washington Post, August 31, 2013) (view)
Just do it, Mr. President by New York Post editorial board (New York Post, August 31, 2013) (view)
Hit him hard by The Economist editorial board (The Economist, August 31, 2013) (view)
War, What Is It Good For? by Ross Douthat (The New York Times, August 31, 2013) (view)
Pain in the Assad by William Saletan (Slate, August 30, 2013) (view)
Shamed into war? by Charles Krauthammer (The Washington Post, August 29, 2013) (view)
Reinforce a Norm in Syria by Nicholas D. Kristof (The New York Times, August 28, 2013) (view)
Time for consequences in Syria by The Dallas Morning News editorial board (The Dallas Morning News, August 28, 2013) (view)
Syria Side Effects by The Wall Street Journal editorial board (The Wall Street Journal, August 27, 2013) (view)
Syrian chemical attack demands precise strike by USA Today editorial board (USA Today, August 27, 2013) (view)
Bomb Syria, Even if It Is Illegal by Ian Hurd (The New York Times, August 27, 2013) (view)
Waking up to Syria by Boston Herald editorial board (Boston Herald, August 27, 2013) (view)
The U.S. must act against Assad by Eugene Robinson (The Washington Post, August 26, 2013) (view)
Syria strategy can’t rely solely on military might by The Washington Post editorial board (The Washington Post, August 26, 2013) (view)
Syria will require more than cruise missiles by Eliot A. Cohen (The Washington Post, August 25, 2013) (view)
To Get a Truce, Be Ready to Escalate by Wesley Clark (The New York Times, June 18, 2013) (view)
Obama, Syria and the Aspin Doctrine by Doyle McManus (Los Angeles Times, June 15, 2013) (view)
Syria is bleeding to death and the west stands by by Nick Cohen (The Observer, June 8, 2013) (view)
Message from the ruins of Qusair by Charles Krauthammer (The Washington Post, June 6, 2013) (view)
The Non-Intervention War by The Wall Street Journal editorial board (The Wall Street Journal, May 7, 2013) (view)
Obama's loss for words on Syria by Richard Cohen (The Washington Post, May 6, 2013) (view)
Syria Is Not Iraq by Bill Keller (The New York Times, May 5, 2013) (view)
Obama’s thin red line by New York Post editorial board (New York Post, May 4, 2013) (view)
U.S. policy on Syria still lacks coherence by The Washington Post editorial board (The Washington Post, May 1, 2013) (view)
It's Time to Intervene in Syria by John Judis (The New Republic, April 30, 2013) (view)
Obama dithers, people die by Richard Cohen (New York Daily News, April 30, 2013) (view)
Obama should remember Rwanda as he weighs action in Syria by Anne-Marie Slaughter (The Washington Post, April 26, 2013) (view)
Why Have Democrats Abandoned Syria? by Marc Ginsberg (The Huffington Post, August 29, 2012) (view)
Against
Stay out of Syria by Dan Simpson (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, October 29, 2013) (view)
Strike Syria? Think again by Pittsburgh Tribune-Review editorial board (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, September 8, 2013) (view)
Why America Is Saying 'No' by Peggy Noonan (The Wall Street Journal, September 6, 2013) (view)
Reject Obama's request to attack Syria by The Denver Post editorial board (The Denver Post, September 6, 2013) (view)
Syria: What Is the War Good For? by Andrew Napolitano (Reason, September 5, 2013) (view)
Unserious Commander-in-Chief by Charles Krauthammer (National Review, September 5, 2013) (view)
A war the Pentagon doesn’t want by Robert H. Scales (The Washington Post, September 5, 2013) (view)
Obama wants Congress to hold him back, and it should by Kevin O'Brien (The Plain Dealer, September 3, 2013) (view)
Syria Vote Is A Political Trap Republicans Can Avoid by Investor's Business Daily editorial board (Investor's Business Daily, September 3, 2013) (view)
An Accidental War by Mark Steyn (National Review, August 30, 2013) (view)
The costs of symbolism in Syria by Steve Chapman (Chicago Tribune, August 29, 2013) (view)
Red lines: Obama's costly bluster by New Hampshire Union Leader editorial board (New Hampshire Union Leader, August 29, 2013) (view)
Action in Syria about saving face by Robert Robb (The Arizona Republic, August 28, 2013) (view)
Obama is talking America into a war by George F. Will (The Washington Post, August 28, 2013) (view)
Obama’s third war by Ralph Peters (New York Post, August 27, 2013) (view)
Outsiders have no tool to fix Syria by Christopher Preble (USA Today, August 27, 2013) (view)
We’ve left it too late to save Syria – this conflict can never be won by Boris Johnson (The Daily Telegraph, June 17, 2013) (view)
Obama right to show restraint in Syria by Chicago Sun-Times editorial board (Chicago Sun-Times, June 7, 2013) (view)
War Party beats drums for action in Syria by Glenn Garvin (The Miami Herald, June 3, 2013) (view)
We set Syria ablaze... Now we're hurling in explosives by Peter Hitchens (Daily Mail, June 1, 2013) (view)
Syria: the ugly choice ahead by The Guardian editorial board (The Guardian, May 10, 2013) (view)
The compelling, but still unpersuasive, case for war on Syria by St. Louis Post-Dispatch editorial board (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, May 9, 2013) (view)
Obama’s valid caution on Syria by The Seattle Times editorial board (The Seattle Times, May 9, 2013) (view)
Volatile Syria: There are more reasons for the U.S. to stay out by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette editorial board (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, May 7, 2013) (view)
Questioning Syrian Intervention by Eugene Robinson (The Washington Post, May 6, 2013) (view)
Too late for Syria by Ralph Peters (New York Post, May 2, 2013) (view)
America Needs to Stay Out of Syria by Steve Chapman (Reason, May 2, 2013) (view)
In Syria, U.S. inaction is better than intervention by Eugene Robinson (The Washington Post, April 29, 2013) (view)
Syria: The Only Red Line Should Be To Stay Out by Doug Bandow (Forbes, April 29, 2013) (view)
Don’t Intervene in Syria by Andrew C. McCarthy (National Review, April 6, 2013) (view)
Mixed
Syria: The case for No by Chicago Tribune editorial board (Chicago Tribune, September 6, 2013) (view)
The risk of taking on Syria by Robin Wright (Los Angeles Times, August 29, 2013) (view)
Showdown in Syria by The Washington Times editorial board (The Washington Times, August 28, 2013) (view)
Syrian war leaves no easy choices by Michael Gerson (The Washington Post, August 26, 2013) (view)
Pink line over Damascus by Charles Krauthammer (The Washington Post, May 9, 2013) (view)
This Ain’t Yogurt by Thomas Friedman (The New York Times, May 4, 2013) (view)
With or Without Us by Fareed Zakaria (Time, May 3, 2013) (view)
Assad Crosses the Red Line by National Review editorial board (National Review, May 3, 2013) (view)
Facts, not merely suspicions, must guide U.S. policy regarding Syria by The Plain Dealer editorial board (The Plain Dealer, April 30, 2013) (view)
Ill-Considered Advice on Syria by The New York Times editorial board (The New York Times, April 29, 2013) (view)

United States should depose Bashar Assad

For
Forcing Obama’s Hand in Syria by Vali Nasr (International Herald Tribune, September 2, 2013) (view)
Target Assad by Bret Stephens (The Wall Street Journal, August 27, 2013) (view)
Against
Hit him hard by The Economist editorial board (The Economist, August 31, 2013) (view)
Syrian chemical attack demands precise strike by USA Today editorial board (USA Today, August 27, 2013) (view)
Responding to Syrian Atrocities by The New York Times editorial board (The New York Times, August 26, 2013) (view)

A coalition of countries should intervene

For
On Syria, there are red lines and bad options by Newsday editorial board (Newsday, August 28, 2013) (view)
Nerve gas attack in Syria calls for U.S. response by San Jose Mercury News editorial board (San Jose Mercury News, August 28, 2013) (view)
Time for consequences in Syria by The Dallas Morning News editorial board (The Dallas Morning News, August 28, 2013) (view)
Syrian showdown by Chicago Tribune editorial board (Chicago Tribune, August 27, 2013) (view)
Responding to Syrian Atrocities by The New York Times editorial board (The New York Times, August 26, 2013) (view)


All items that address this topic (85 total)[edit]

Title Author Source Date
Why Have Democrats Abandoned Syria? Marc Ginsberg The Huffington Post August 29, 2012
Don’t Intervene in Syria Andrew C. McCarthy National Review April 6, 2013
Obama should remember Rwanda as he weighs action in Syria Anne-Marie Slaughter The Washington Post April 26, 2013
In Syria, U.S. inaction is better than intervention Eugene Robinson The Washington Post April 29, 2013
Syria: The Only Red Line Should Be To Stay Out Doug Bandow Forbes April 29, 2013
Ill-Considered Advice on Syria The New York Times editorial board The New York Times April 29, 2013
It's Time to Intervene in Syria John Judis The New Republic April 30, 2013
Facts, not merely suspicions, must guide U.S. policy regarding Syria The Plain Dealer editorial board The Plain Dealer April 30, 2013
Obama dithers, people die Richard Cohen New York Daily News April 30, 2013
U.S. policy on Syria still lacks coherence The Washington Post editorial board The Washington Post May 1, 2013
America Needs to Stay Out of Syria Steve Chapman Reason May 2, 2013
Too late for Syria Ralph Peters New York Post May 2, 2013
Assad Crosses the Red Line National Review editorial board National Review May 3, 2013
With or Without Us Fareed Zakaria Time May 3, 2013
Obama’s thin red line New York Post editorial board New York Post May 4, 2013
This Ain’t Yogurt Thomas Friedman The New York Times May 4, 2013
Syria Is Not Iraq Bill Keller The New York Times May 5, 2013
Questioning Syrian Intervention Eugene Robinson The Washington Post May 6, 2013
Obama's loss for words on Syria Richard Cohen The Washington Post May 6, 2013
Volatile Syria: There are more reasons for the U.S. to stay out Pittsburgh Post-Gazette editorial board Pittsburgh Post-Gazette May 7, 2013
The Non-Intervention War The Wall Street Journal editorial board The Wall Street Journal May 7, 2013
Pink line over Damascus Charles Krauthammer The Washington Post May 9, 2013
The compelling, but still unpersuasive, case for war on Syria St. Louis Post-Dispatch editorial board St. Louis Post-Dispatch May 9, 2013
Obama’s valid caution on Syria The Seattle Times editorial board The Seattle Times May 9, 2013
Syria: the ugly choice ahead The Guardian editorial board The Guardian May 10, 2013
We set Syria ablaze... Now we're hurling in explosives Peter Hitchens Daily Mail June 1, 2013
War Party beats drums for action in Syria Glenn Garvin The Miami Herald June 3, 2013
Message from the ruins of Qusair Charles Krauthammer The Washington Post June 6, 2013
Obama right to show restraint in Syria Chicago Sun-Times editorial board Chicago Sun-Times June 7, 2013
Syria is bleeding to death and the west stands by Nick Cohen The Observer June 8, 2013
Obama, Syria and the Aspin Doctrine Doyle McManus Los Angeles Times June 15, 2013
We’ve left it too late to save Syria – this conflict can never be won Boris Johnson The Daily Telegraph June 17, 2013
To Get a Truce, Be Ready to Escalate Wesley Clark The New York Times June 18, 2013
Syria will require more than cruise missiles Eliot A. Cohen The Washington Post August 25, 2013
Responding to Syrian Atrocities The New York Times editorial board The New York Times August 26, 2013
The U.S. must act against Assad Eugene Robinson The Washington Post August 26, 2013
Syria strategy can’t rely solely on military might The Washington Post editorial board The Washington Post August 26, 2013
Syrian war leaves no easy choices Michael Gerson The Washington Post August 26, 2013
Outsiders have no tool to fix Syria Christopher Preble USA Today August 27, 2013
Obama’s third war Ralph Peters New York Post August 27, 2013
Target Assad Bret Stephens The Wall Street Journal August 27, 2013
Bomb Syria, Even if It Is Illegal Ian Hurd The New York Times August 27, 2013
Syrian chemical attack demands precise strike USA Today editorial board USA Today August 27, 2013
Waking up to Syria Boston Herald editorial board Boston Herald August 27, 2013
Syria Side Effects The Wall Street Journal editorial board The Wall Street Journal August 27, 2013
Syrian showdown Chicago Tribune editorial board Chicago Tribune August 27, 2013
Showdown in Syria The Washington Times editorial board The Washington Times August 28, 2013
Nerve gas attack in Syria calls for U.S. response San Jose Mercury News editorial board San Jose Mercury News August 28, 2013
Obama is talking America into a war George F. Will The Washington Post August 28, 2013
Action in Syria about saving face Robert Robb The Arizona Republic August 28, 2013
On Syria, there are red lines and bad options Newsday editorial board Newsday August 28, 2013
Reinforce a Norm in Syria Nicholas D. Kristof The New York Times August 28, 2013
Time for consequences in Syria The Dallas Morning News editorial board The Dallas Morning News August 28, 2013
Shamed into war? Charles Krauthammer The Washington Post August 29, 2013
Red lines: Obama's costly bluster New Hampshire Union Leader editorial board New Hampshire Union Leader August 29, 2013
The risk of taking on Syria Robin Wright Los Angeles Times August 29, 2013
The costs of symbolism in Syria Steve Chapman Chicago Tribune August 29, 2013
Pain in the Assad William Saletan Slate August 30, 2013
An Accidental War Mark Steyn National Review August 30, 2013
Obama to take his Syrian case to Congress The Washington Post editorial board The Washington Post August 31, 2013
War, What Is It Good For? Ross Douthat The New York Times August 31, 2013
Just do it, Mr. President New York Post editorial board New York Post August 31, 2013
Hit him hard The Economist editorial board The Economist August 31, 2013
Obama puts politics over morals in abdicating presidential authority in Syria Michael Goodwin New York Post September 1, 2013
We can’t look away from Syria now Chicago Sun-Times editorial board Chicago Sun-Times September 1, 2013
Syria, a cause for bipartisanship Charles Lane The Washington Post September 2, 2013
Forcing Obama’s Hand in Syria Vali Nasr International Herald Tribune September 2, 2013
Syria Vote Is A Political Trap Republicans Can Avoid Investor's Business Daily editorial board Investor's Business Daily September 3, 2013
The Robert Taft Republicans Return Bret Stephens The Wall Street Journal September 3, 2013
Obama wants Congress to hold him back, and it should Kevin O'Brien The Plain Dealer September 3, 2013
Arm and Shame Thomas Friedman The New York Times September 3, 2013
Syria: Where is the outrage? The Baltimore Sun editorial board The Baltimore Sun September 3, 2013
The Right Questions on Syria Nicholas D. Kristof The New York Times September 4, 2013
Unserious Commander-in-Chief Charles Krauthammer National Review September 5, 2013
A war the Pentagon doesn’t want Robert H. Scales The Washington Post September 5, 2013
The consequences of doing nothing in Syria Frida Ghitis The Miami Herald September 5, 2013
Syria: What Is the War Good For? Andrew Napolitano Reason September 5, 2013
On Syria, a weak strike is better than none Frederick W. Kagan The Washington Post September 6, 2013
Syria: The case for No Chicago Tribune editorial board Chicago Tribune September 6, 2013
Reject Obama's request to attack Syria The Denver Post editorial board The Denver Post September 6, 2013
Why America Is Saying 'No' Peggy Noonan The Wall Street Journal September 6, 2013
Syria’s al-Qaeda threat The Washington Post editorial board The Washington Post September 7, 2013
Strike Syria? Think again Pittsburgh Tribune-Review editorial board Pittsburgh Tribune-Review September 8, 2013
Blocking action on Syria makes an attack on Iran more likely Dennis Ross The Washington Post September 9, 2013
Stay out of Syria Dan Simpson Pittsburgh Post-Gazette October 29, 2013


Public demonstrations in Syria, which began in 2011 as part of the "Arab Spring" protests that swept the Middle East that year, ignited into civil war in 2012.