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Syria and the monarchs: a perfect storm

The Obama administration's decision to directly supply weapons to the Syrian opposition may end up torpedoing the possibility of a political settlement.

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U.S. intervention in Syria is a dangerous move

The Obama administration's announcement last week that it would start direct military aid to Syrian rebels is a dangerous step in the wrong direction.

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So far, Obama resists pressure to attack Syria

The fact that the president is exercising caution at this point is, for many, a positive change from the Bush-Cheney approach.

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France and U.K. decide to go all out in Syria, others have doubts

Francois Hollande and David Cameron announced that their governments would push for an end to the European Union embargo on selling weapons to rebel forces in Syria.

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Opportunity for a peaceful end to Syria crisis must not be lost

There is a small opening toward a possible peaceful solution. This is an opportunity that must not be lost.

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Extremism, regional politics play growing role in Syria war

The war in Syria has taken a turn for the worse with two recent developments: Turkey's military involvement, and the growing role of extremist groups.

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Syria and the dogs of war

Once loosed, the dogs of war range where they will.

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Syria at a tipping point

108 civilians were reportedly killed in Houla, a group of Syrian villages. The dead included 49 children and 34 women.

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Another Iraq? U.S. aids Saudis in Syria intervention

Saudi Arabia, Qatar and other feudal Persian Gulf states are providing millions of dollars in funding to Syrian opposition forces every month, with U.S. backing and coordination.

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Damascus rocked by more attacks

Syrian rebels launched a series of attacks in Damascus on Tuesday, further undermining the shaky two-week-old UN-backed ceasefire.

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