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The U.S.- and Russia-brokered deal to have Syria surrender its chemical weapons is proceeding on schedule.

  • Max Fisher
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  • Oct 18, 2013
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Something very strange has been happening during President Obama's second term. It's called dissent.

  • Ezra Klein and Evan Soltas
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  • Sep 16, 2013
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John Kerry strikes a deal with the Russians to avert airstrikes.

  • Neil Irwin
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  • Sep 14, 2013
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Some argue that the U.S. will damage its reputation if it backs down on Syria. The academic evidence doesn't really bear that out.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Sep 12, 2013
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The real cost of destroying Assad's chemical weapons is watching him crush the opposition and retain power

  • Ezra Klein
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  • Sep 12, 2013
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Dmitri Trenin, director of the Carnegie Moscow Center, takes a look at Russia's thinking on Syria.

  • Brad Plumer
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  • Sep 12, 2013
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What happens when international diplomacy stops being polite and starts getting...weird?

  • Ezra Klein and Evan Soltas
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  • Sep 12, 2013
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David Bosco, who literally wrote the book on the U.N. Security Council, on how the body is handling the Syria situation.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Sep 11, 2013
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Yes, it'll be hard to quickly destroy Assad's entire chemical weapons stockpile. But what's the alternative?

  • Ezra Klein
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  • Sep 11, 2013
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There's a reason Russia and Syria are open to a deal on disarmament.

  • Ezra Klein
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  • Sep 11, 2013
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The vote is off, as the White House has, unexpectedly, stumbled on a better path forward.

  • Ezra Klein and Evan Soltas
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  • Sep 11, 2013
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This was a speech that combined a very bad argument for pursuing strikes against Syria with a very good one.

  • Ezra Klein
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  • Sep 11, 2013
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The full text of Obama's primetime speech.

  • Ezra Klein
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  • Sep 11, 2013
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Judging from the latest Pew poll, the White House hasn't exactly succeeded in selling the public on military action against Syria.

  • Brad Plumer
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  • Sep 10, 2013
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If Assad will really sign the treaty against chemical weapons, the White House just achieved its goal.

  • Ezra Klein
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  • Sep 10, 2013
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There's no one arguments for striking Syria. There are many. And some of them contradict each other.

  • Ezra Klein
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  • Sep 10, 2013
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Most security experts missed the environmental roots of Syria's current crisis.

  • Brad Plumer
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  • Sep 10, 2013
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A few days of bad press coverage is a lot better than a few years of a bad war.

  • Ezra Klein
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  • Sep 9, 2013
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The world's oil markets are losing their capacity to adjust to even minor disruptions. That's not a good sign.

  • Brad Plumer
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  • Sep 9, 2013
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A new Gallup poll takes a closer look at the reasons military action in Syria is so unpopular.

  • Brad Plumer
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  • Sep 9, 2013
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