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 is right to withdraw its troops

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United States should intervene

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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 (101 total)[edit]

Title Author Source Date
Why Have Democrats Abandoned Syria? Marc Ginsberg The Huffington Post 2012-08-29
Don’t Intervene in Syria Andrew C. McCarthy National Review 2013-04-06
Obama should remember Rwanda as he weighs action in Syria Anne-Marie Slaughter The Washington Post 2013-04-26
Ill-Considered Advice on Syria The New York Times editorial board The New York Times 2013-04-29
In Syria, U.S. inaction is better than intervention Eugene Robinson The Washington Post 2013-04-29
Syria: The Only Red Line Should Be To Stay Out Doug Bandow Forbes 2013-04-29
Facts, not merely suspicions, must guide U.S. policy regarding Syria The Plain Dealer editorial board The Plain Dealer 2013-04-30
It's Time to Intervene in Syria John Judis The New Republic 2013-04-30
Obama dithers, people die Richard Cohen New York Daily News 2013-04-30
U.S. policy on Syria still lacks coherence The Washington Post editorial board The Washington Post 2013-05-01
America Needs to Stay Out of Syria Steve Chapman Reason 2013-05-02
Too late for Syria Ralph Peters New York Post 2013-05-02
Assad Crosses the Red Line National Review editorial board National Review 2013-05-03
With or Without Us Fareed Zakaria Time 2013-05-03
Obama’s thin red line New York Post editorial board New York Post 2013-05-04
This Ain’t Yogurt Thomas Friedman The New York Times 2013-05-04
Syria Is Not Iraq Bill Keller The New York Times 2013-05-05
Obama's loss for words on Syria Richard Cohen The Washington Post 2013-05-06
Questioning Syrian Intervention Eugene Robinson The Washington Post 2013-05-06
The Non-Intervention War The Wall Street Journal editorial board The Wall Street Journal 2013-05-07
Volatile Syria: There are more reasons for the U.S. to stay out Pittsburgh Post-Gazette editorial board Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2013-05-07
Obama’s valid caution on Syria The Seattle Times editorial board The Seattle Times 2013-05-09
Pink line over Damascus Charles Krauthammer The Washington Post 2013-05-09
The compelling, but still unpersuasive, case for war on Syria St. Louis Post-Dispatch editorial board St. Louis Post-Dispatch 2013-05-09
Syria: the ugly choice ahead The Guardian editorial board The Guardian 2013-05-10
We set Syria ablaze... Now we're hurling in explosives Peter Hitchens Daily Mail 2013-06-01
War Party beats drums for action in Syria Glenn Garvin The Miami Herald 2013-06-03
Message from the ruins of Qusair Charles Krauthammer The Washington Post 2013-06-06
Obama right to show restraint in Syria Chicago Sun-Times editorial board Chicago Sun-Times 2013-06-07
Syria is bleeding to death and the west stands by Nick Cohen The Observer 2013-06-08
Obama, Syria and the Aspin Doctrine Doyle McManus Los Angeles Times 2013-06-15
We’ve left it too late to save Syria – this conflict can never be won Boris Johnson The Daily Telegraph 2013-06-17
To Get a Truce, Be Ready to Escalate Wesley Clark The New York Times 2013-06-18
Syria will require more than cruise missiles Eliot A. Cohen The Washington Post 2013-08-25
Responding to Syrian Atrocities The New York Times editorial board The New York Times 2013-08-26
Syria strategy can’t rely solely on military might The Washington Post editorial board The Washington Post 2013-08-26
Syrian war leaves no easy choices Michael Gerson The Washington Post 2013-08-26
The U.S. must act against Assad Eugene Robinson The Washington Post 2013-08-26
Bomb Syria, Even if It Is Illegal Ian Hurd The New York Times 2013-08-27
Obama’s third war Ralph Peters New York Post 2013-08-27
Outsiders have no tool to fix Syria Christopher Preble USA Today 2013-08-27
Syria Side Effects The Wall Street Journal editorial board The Wall Street Journal 2013-08-27
Syrian chemical attack demands precise strike USA Today editorial board USA Today 2013-08-27
Syrian showdown Chicago Tribune editorial board Chicago Tribune 2013-08-27
Target Assad Bret Stephens The Wall Street Journal 2013-08-27
Waking up to Syria Boston Herald editorial board Boston Herald 2013-08-27
Action in Syria about saving face Robert Robb The Arizona Republic 2013-08-28
Nerve gas attack in Syria calls for U.S. response San Jose Mercury News editorial board San Jose Mercury News 2013-08-28
Obama is talking America into a war George F. Will The Washington Post 2013-08-28
On Syria, there are red lines and bad options Newsday editorial board Newsday 2013-08-28
Reinforce a Norm in Syria Nicholas D. Kristof The New York Times 2013-08-28
Showdown in Syria The Washington Times editorial board The Washington Times 2013-08-28
Time for consequences in Syria The Dallas Morning News editorial board The Dallas Morning News 2013-08-28
Red lines: Obama's costly bluster New Hampshire Union Leader editorial board New Hampshire Union Leader 2013-08-29
Shamed into war? Charles Krauthammer The Washington Post 2013-08-29
The costs of symbolism in Syria Steve Chapman Chicago Tribune 2013-08-29
The risk of taking on Syria Robin Wright Los Angeles Times 2013-08-29
An Accidental War Mark Steyn National Review 2013-08-30
Pain in the Assad William Saletan Slate 2013-08-30
Hit him hard The Economist editorial board The Economist 2013-08-31
Just do it, Mr. President New York Post editorial board New York Post 2013-08-31
Obama to take his Syrian case to Congress The Washington Post editorial board The Washington Post 2013-08-31
War, What Is It Good For? Ross Douthat The New York Times 2013-08-31
Obama puts politics over morals in abdicating presidential authority in Syria Michael Goodwin New York Post 2013-09-01
We can’t look away from Syria now Chicago Sun-Times editorial board Chicago Sun-Times 2013-09-01
Forcing Obama’s Hand in Syria Vali Nasr International Herald Tribune 2013-09-02
Syria, a cause for bipartisanship Charles Lane The Washington Post 2013-09-02
Arm and Shame Thomas Friedman The New York Times 2013-09-03
Obama wants Congress to hold him back, and it should Kevin O'Brien The Plain Dealer 2013-09-03
Syria Vote Is A Political Trap Republicans Can Avoid Investor's Business Daily editorial board Investor's Business Daily 2013-09-03
Syria: Where is the outrage? The Baltimore Sun editorial board The Baltimore Sun 2013-09-03
The Robert Taft Republicans Return Bret Stephens The Wall Street Journal 2013-09-03
The Right Questions on Syria Nicholas D. Kristof The New York Times 2013-09-04
A war the Pentagon doesn’t want Robert H. Scales The Washington Post 2013-09-05
Syria: What Is the War Good For? Andrew Napolitano Reason 2013-09-05
The consequences of doing nothing in Syria Frida Ghitis The Miami Herald 2013-09-05
Unserious Commander-in-Chief Charles Krauthammer National Review 2013-09-05
On Syria, a weak strike is better than none Frederick W. Kagan The Washington Post 2013-09-06
Reject Obama's request to attack Syria The Denver Post editorial board The Denver Post 2013-09-06
Syria: The case for No Chicago Tribune editorial board Chicago Tribune 2013-09-06
Why America Is Saying 'No' Peggy Noonan The Wall Street Journal 2013-09-06
Syria’s al-Qaeda threat The Washington Post editorial board The Washington Post 2013-09-07
Strike Syria? Think again Pittsburgh Tribune-Review editorial board Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2013-09-08
Blocking action on Syria makes an attack on Iran more likely Dennis Ross The Washington Post 2013-09-09
Stay out of Syria Dan Simpson Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2013-10-29
The Syria withdrawal may be Trump’s biggest blunder to date Benny Avni New York Post 2018-12-19
Trump reversal on Syria policy means big gains for Iran Tony Badran Democrat and Chronicle 2018-12-19
Trump's bizarre decision on Syria Peter Bergen CNN 2018-12-19
Trump’s Decision to Withdraw From Syria Is Alarming. Just Ask His Advisers. The New York Times editorial board The New York Times 2018-12-19
In withdrawing from Syria, Trump makes a major error Hugh Hewitt The Washington Post 2018-12-20
Trump is right to withdraw US troops from Syria. We've done our job by defeating ISIS. Benjamin Friedman Justin Logan USA Today 2018-12-20
Trump's foolish decision to leave Syria Chicago Tribune editorial board Chicago Tribune 2018-12-20
Trump’s hasty Syria withdrawal means ‘Merry Christmas’ for Vladimir Putin The Dallas Morning News editorial board The Dallas Morning News 2018-12-20
Why Trump's Syria withdrawal is the right move Christian Whiton Fox News 2018-12-20
Let’s Leave Syria Michael Brendan Dougherty National Review 2018-12-21
Trump is right to withdraw US troops from Syria Trevor Timm The Guardian 2018-12-21
Why Trump is right about withdrawing from Syria Akhilesh Pillalamarri Los Angeles Times 2018-12-21
Trump was right to pull out of Syria and Afghanistan. This is what he should do next. Ro Khanna The Washington Post 2018-12-22
Trump’s Syria withdrawal has handed a huge gift to Islamic State Janine di Giovanni Comment is free 2018-12-22
Trump’s artless deal: The president’s Syria decision will have long-term consequences Andrew Malcolm The Charlotte Observer 2018-12-26

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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.