Who Should Rule Syria? Nobody

Aug. 19 2016

Thanks to Russian and Iranian intervention, the chances of the Assad regime’s defeat seem very slim; yet it is equally unlikely that Assad will regain complete control of the country. Furthermore, there no longer exist democratic forces opposed simultaneously to al-Qaeda, Islamic State (IS), and Assad. Jonathan Spyer puts forward a plan for the U.S. and its Western allies that takes these dire circumstances into account:

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More about: Bashar al-Assad, ISIS, Kurds, Nusra Front, Politics & Current Affairs, Syrian civil war, U.S. Foreign policy

The Attack on the Colleyville Synagogue and the Battle of Narratives

Jan. 21 2022

In the aftermath of high-profile, violent incidents in the U.S., there is virtually always a national attempt to blame one or the other major political party. Dominic Green, considering the recent hostage-taking at a Colleyville, Texas synagogue, notes that while political discussions of this type may not matter much to the victims of any given attack, they have an invidious effect on our politics. For Jewish parents worried about whether to send their kids to school, he suggests,

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More about: American Jewry, Anti-Semitism, U.S. Politics