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  • The end of U.S. exceptionalism

     The end of U.S. exceptionalism
    In all the long history of American presidential addresses, has there been an odder one than this? With the solemn grandeur appropriate to a declaration of war, President Obama informed the American people Tuesday night that a congressional vote on...
  • To strike, or not to strike, Syria?

    After two weeks of furious debate about whether the United States should attack Syria, the arguments on both sides are now clear. Haven't been paying attention? Still undecided? Here are the most cogent arguments for and against a military strike....
  • Obama's bait-and-switch on Syria

    Chemical weapons are evil, but you could also say they're cursed. They have a talismanic power to bend and distort U.S. foreign policy. You can ask George W. Bush or Barack Obama. In 2003, then-Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz gave a lengthy...
  • A kinder, gentler Iran?

    In an autumn ritual, an Iranian president is once more coming to New York for the United Nations' annual meeting of the heads of state. Media frenzy is likely to follow, as the smiling visage of President Hassan Rouhani dominates the airways next week....
  • Obama, the reluctant warrior on Syria

    On Tuesday, President Obama made the case for a limited military strike in Syria if diplomacy fails. But he still sounded like a man looking for an escape hatch. "I've spent 4 1/2 years working to end wars, not to start them," he said. "Our troops are...
  • On foreign policy, a consistently inconsistent president

    On foreign policy, a consistently inconsistent president
    In the wake of his dizzying reverses over chemical weapons in Syria, President Obama has been blasted as inconsistent, impulsive and amateurish in his conduct of foreign policy. But when you look at his actions rather than his words, there's more...
  • The limits of diplomacy [Editorial]

    After three years of civil war, Syrian President Bashar Assad's representatives sat down with opposition leaders for the first time this week to seek a way forward for their country. An initial meeting Wednesday got off to a rocky start, with speakers...
  • Syria unlikely to meet deadline on its deadliest chemical agents

    WASHINGTON — Syria has delivered less than 5% of its deadliest chemical weapons agents to international authorities a week before a deadline to surrender the entire cache, officials said Wednesday. The government of President Bashar Assad, which...
  • First batch of Syrian chemical weapons material leaves the country

    BEIRUT -- The first batch of Syrian chemical weapons material has left the country, according to international officials overseeing the removal and destruction of the government’s toxic arsenal. "A first quantity of priority chemical materials was...
  • John Kerry's me-and-my-big-mouth solution on Syria

    John Kerry's me-and-my-big-mouth solution on Syria
    One minute, you’re just talking out of your hat. The next, you’re a diplomatic genius. Or, as John F. Kerry is probably thinking right now: me and my big mouth. In London on Monday, the secretary of State, asked how Syrian President Bashar...
  • Iraq Syndrome afflicts critics of intelligence on Syria

    Call it the Iraq Syndrome. Because the United States and its allies invaded Iraq a decade ago under the erroneous assumption that Saddam Hussein possessed weapons of mass destruction, President Obama, Secretary of State John F. Kerry and British Prime...