Friday, April 29, 2011

Commentaries, Opinions, And Editorials -- April 29, 2011

Anti-government protests have spread across Syria despite weeks of government repression [Reuters]

How America Must Respond to the Massacre in Syria -- Marco Rubio, Foreign Policy

It’s time for President Obama to back up his rhetoric with firm action. The first step: Recall the U.S. ambassador from Damascus.

In recent days, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's regime has used its army to murder hundreds of innocent civilians as part of a vicious campaign of violence against unarmed Syrian demonstrators. What we are witnessing in Syria is another tragic outrage in the Middle East that requires immediate condemnation backed by specific measures from the United States and the international community. U.S. President Barack Obama needs to make clear whose side America is on, back up our rhetoric with action, and clearly articulate why Syria matters to the United States.

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Commentaries, Opinions, And Editorials

President Assad’s Crackdown -- New York Times editorial

Syria's instability is its best defence against interference -- Alan Philps, The National

Could the Assad regime fall apart? -- The Economist

Welcome to Hezbollahland: An Interview With Michael J. Totten -- Kevin Sullivan, Real Clear World

Fatah and Hamas: Tectonic plates start to shift -- Guardian editorial

China wants to change the conversation. Let’s not. -- William J. Dobson, Washington Post

Beijing's troubling South China Sea policy -- Michael Richardson, Japan Times

A more interventionist ASEAN is needed -- Awidya Santikajaya, Jakarta Post

Time to wise up on North Korea -- Donald Kirk, Asia Times

Obama’s flawed approach to fighting terrorism
-- Jeff Sessions, Washington Post

A new national security team -- Washington Post editorial

Debt limit danger delayed till September? -- Conn Carroll, Washington Examiner

A world without oil -- Steve Hallett and John Wright,

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