PostPartisan: Syria


Posted at 06:04 PM ET, 04/14/2014

The Insiders: The president can’t bow out yet

As bad as President Obama’s foreign policy has been, quitting now - or appearing to quit - would only make things worse.

By Ed Rogers  |  06:04 PM ET, 04/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, China, Democrats, election 2014, Foreign Policy, Iran, israel, Japan, National Journal, North Korea, palestine, Russia, Syria, The Insiders, ukraine

Posted at 08:27 AM ET, 12/13/2013

Can the Free Syrian Army do better?

Syrian opposition groups needs to coordinate better to counter both Bashar Assad and al-Qaeda

By David Ignatius  |  08:27 AM ET, 12/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  al-qaeda, Foreign Policy, Syria

Posted at 11:37 AM ET, 10/31/2013

The White House misplays the Middle East

By acting like a child complaining the rules aren’t fair, the White House takes itself out of the game.

By Hilary Krieger  |  11:37 AM ET, 10/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Foreign Policy, Middle East, Syria

Posted at 11:33 AM ET, 09/16/2013

Obama’s perplexing rhetoric on Syria

The president’s contrast between Syria and Iran throws a question mark on words he uttered not even a week ago.

By Fred Hiatt  |  11:33 AM ET, 09/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Iran, Syria

Posted at 11:12 AM ET, 09/12/2013

Putin steals the ball in the diplomatic game

Putin radiates naglost, the Russian word for chutzpah. He lectures us about democracy, and has a sophist’s ability to probe our growing doubts about our role in the world.

By Carter Eskew  |  11:12 AM ET, 09/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Assad, cuban missile crisis, New York Times, obama, op-ed, putin, Reggie Miller, Syria

Posted at 09:32 AM ET, 09/12/2013

Vladimir Putin: Say what now?!

The Russian president lectures the United States.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  09:32 AM ET, 09/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Syria

Posted at 11:21 AM ET, 09/11/2013

The Insiders: The speech to nowhere

President Obama needs to pivot away from foreign policy to the pressing domestic issues we face, including Obamacare and the economy.

By Ed Rogers  |  11:21 AM ET, 09/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Foreign Policy, John Kerry, putin, Russia, Secretary of State, Syria, The Insiders

Posted at 12:54 AM ET, 09/11/2013

A clearer sense on the mission in Syria is still missing

President Obama gave us a moral cause for the war, but we still don’t know his end goal.

By Stephen Stromberg  |  12:54 AM ET, 09/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Syria

Posted at 11:23 PM ET, 09/10/2013

The Syria speech Obama should have made

Americans have learned in the past decade is that there are no “modest” wars.

By Eugene Robinson  |  11:23 PM ET, 09/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Syria

Posted at 10:13 PM ET, 09/10/2013

Finally, Obama gives a reason to take action in Syria

It is our values, the fact that we would not, could not, stand by and watch little children gassed to death.

By Richard Cohen  |  10:13 PM ET, 09/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Syria

Posted at 08:51 PM ET, 09/10/2013

Live analysis of the president’s Syria speech

Twitter commentary from The Washington Post’s Opinions writers.

By WP Opinions  |  08:51 PM ET, 09/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Liveblog, Syria

Posted at 06:28 PM ET, 09/10/2013

Obama must keep military threat over Syria

The president’s threat of military action yielded incredible results over the last day or so. Still, that threat must remain to ensure that Assad is held responsible.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  06:28 PM ET, 09/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Syria

Posted at 05:22 PM ET, 09/10/2013

The Insiders: Situation in Syria remains fluid

By Carter Eskew  |  05:22 PM ET, 09/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Assad, Barack Obama, John Kerry, Syria, United Nations, Vladimir Putin

Posted at 11:46 AM ET, 09/10/2013

The Insiders: Does Putin call the shots?

Of course a diplomatic solution in Syria is a good idea, but we need to be sure that this is a serious and viable proposal and not just a delaying tactic.

By Ed Rogers  |  11:46 AM ET, 09/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Assad, Barack Obama, Foreign Policy, russia putin, Syria, The Insiders

Posted at 04:01 PM ET, 09/09/2013

How Obama can benefit from his prime-time speech

He isn't likely to change public opinion, but the moment can help his cause and, along the way, prove instructive.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  04:01 PM ET, 09/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Syria

Posted at 03:46 PM ET, 09/09/2013

The Insiders: Obama needs to admit mistakes

Owning up to his incorrect assumptions and predictions might earn the president a fresh start.

By Ed Rogers  |  03:46 PM ET, 09/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Syria, The Insiders

Posted at 05:28 PM ET, 09/08/2013

Why the focus on chemical weapons?

Is a cluster bomb any less indiscriminate or any less inhumane than chemical weapons?

By Colbert I. King  |  05:28 PM ET, 09/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Bashar al-Assad, chemical weapons, Syria

Posted at 04:49 PM ET, 09/04/2013

The Insiders: Secretary Kerry is Obama’s most valuable player

Secretary Kerry has become President Obama's most valuauble player as he tries to sell the administration's flawed Syria plan to Congress.

By Ed Rogers  |  04:49 PM ET, 09/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Foreign Policy, John Kerry, Syria, The Insiders

Posted at 01:59 PM ET, 09/04/2013

The Insiders: Americans want an answer on Syria that no one will give them

What does success in civil-war-torn Syria look like?

By Carter Eskew  |  01:59 PM ET, 09/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bashar al-Assad, John Kerry, Syria, The Insiders, war powers

Posted at 07:02 AM ET, 09/04/2013

Obama’s pathetic Syria strategy

His decision to seek congressional authorization for military action against Syria was a good one. The way he went about it was not.

By Colbert I. King  |  07:02 AM ET, 09/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Syria

Posted at 11:32 AM ET, 09/03/2013

The Insiders: Opposing the president on Syria doesn’t make you an isolationist

The reason action in Syria is being contemplated in the first place is so flawed that opposing the Obama Resolution is still the proper course.

By Ed Rogers  |  11:32 AM ET, 09/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Congress, Foreign Policy, Syria, The Insiders

Posted at 02:55 PM ET, 09/01/2013

On Syria, Obama had to go to Congress

Congressional approval is key for several reasons.

By E.J. Dionne Jr.  |  02:55 PM ET, 09/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Congress, Syria

Posted at 12:43 PM ET, 09/01/2013

A vote of no confidence is in order

The president is doing harm by not properly wielding the power he holds.

By Ed Rogers  |  12:43 PM ET, 09/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Syria

Posted at 01:30 PM ET, 08/27/2013

The Insiders: President Obama's "Bring Them On" moment

The president remarks about a "red line" being crossed if chemical weapons are used in Syria are what has brought us to the brink today.

By Ed Rogers  |  01:30 PM ET, 08/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, chemical weapons, Foreign Policy, Syria, The Insiders

Posted at 10:36 AM ET, 06/14/2013

The Insiders: Looking beyond the politics of today

Examining the rising income disparity and the decline of the middle class.

By Carter Eskew  |  10:36 AM ET, 06/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chris Christie, George Packer, Jaron Lanier, Mrs. Clinton, New York Times, Syria

Posted at 06:01 PM ET, 05/01/2013

The Insiders: Republicans should help the president deal with Syria

GOP shouldn't seize upon the "red line" mistake to force bad policy in hopes of just embarrassing President Obama.

By Ed Rogers  |  06:01 PM ET, 05/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Republicans, Syria, The Insiders

Posted at 06:26 PM ET, 04/26/2013

Why Obama remains cautious about Syria

The White House still hopes to convince Russia to join in an internationally supported move for a political transition.

By David Ignatius  |  06:26 PM ET, 04/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Syria

Posted at 06:44 PM ET, 04/23/2013

Assad defies the U.S. and Russia

The growing evidence that the Syrian regime has used chemical weapons provides an opportunity for the two countries that have the most influence over the situation to jointly force the Syrian president to hand over power.

By David Ignatius  |  06:44 PM ET, 04/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Russia, Syria

Posted at 09:11 AM ET, 04/22/2013

Syrian opposition gets support from U.S., allies

United States and its allies offer new aid package to the Free Syrian Army for non-lethal but essential equipment.

By David Ignatius  |  09:11 AM ET, 04/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Syria

Posted at 04:57 PM ET, 02/22/2013

Syrian rebel commander on a post-Assad Syria

Brig. Gen. Salim Idriss, commander of the Free Syrian Army, said that he is ready to meet with military officers from the Assad regime on a post-Assad Syria.

By David Ignatius  |  04:57 PM ET, 02/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Syria

Posted at 03:38 PM ET, 11/30/2012

Al-Qaeda affiliate playing larger role in Syria rebellion

Jabhat al-Nusra plays a growing role among the forces challenging Bashar al-Assad's regime.

By David Ignatius  |  03:38 PM ET, 11/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Syria

Posted at 09:25 PM ET, 05/29/2012

Syria: The blood of future massacres is on Russia's hands

The blood of future massacres is on Russia's hands.

By David Ignatius  |  09:25 PM ET, 05/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Syria, Russia