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

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Against
Mixed

United States should depose Bashar Assad

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A coalition of countries should intervene

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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
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
It's Time to Intervene in Syria John Judis The New Republic 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
Obama's loss for words on Syria Richard Cohen The Washington Post May 6, 2013
Questioning Syrian Intervention Eugene Robinson 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
Obama’s valid caution on Syria The Seattle Times editorial board The Seattle Times May 9, 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Shamed into war? Charles Krauthammer The Washington Post August 29, 2013
An Accidental War Mark Steyn National Review August 30, 2013
Pain in the Assad William Saletan Slate August 30, 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 to take his Syrian case to Congress The Washington Post editorial board The Washington Post 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
Forcing Obama’s Hand in Syria Vali Nasr International Herald Tribune September 2, 2013
Syria, a cause for bipartisanship Charles Lane The Washington Post September 2, 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
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
The Right Questions on Syria Nicholas D. Kristof The New York Times September 4, 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
Unserious Commander-in-Chief Charles Krauthammer National Review September 5, 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
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
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.