Friday, September 28, 2012

Commentaries, Opinions, And Editorials -- September 28, 2012

A damaged vehicle is seen at Suleiman al-Halabi neighborhood after clashes between Free Syrian Army fighters and regime forces in Aleppo, Thursday, Sept. 27. George Ourfalian/Reuters

Intervention Won't Save Syria -- Gary C. Gambill, National Journal

The death toll in Syria has reached a threshold where outside parties are entitled to use force to protect the civilian population. But those who would intervene in ostensible pursuit of this noble objective have an obligation to ensure that, on balance, the patient benefits from the procedure. Whereas former president Bill Clinton can claim with some justification that "the burning of villages and killing of innocents was history" after NATO's 1999 intervention in Kosovo, achieving a positive balance sheet in Syria will be extraordinarily difficult.

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Commentaries, Opinions, And Editorials

Destroying Syria -- The Daily Star editorial

Prisoners of Bashar -- Michael Young, NOW Lebanon

Apocalyptic Talk Aside, Israel Has Dialed Down Its Threat to Bomb Iran — for Now -- Tony Karon

Providing a legal basis to attack Iran -- Jeffrey H. Smith and John B. Bellinger III, Washington Post

Japan and China’s 118-Year-Old Cage Fight -- James Gibney, Bloomberg

China's Comunist Party Congress: Q & A -- Malcolm Moore, The Telegraph

The U.S. And Morocco: What a Real Alliance Looks Like -- Michael J. Totten, World Affairs

Election in Georgia A Battle between Dictators and Dreamers -- Walter Mayr, Spiegel Online

The Troubles are over. So why is Northern Ireland still so unsettled? -- Jason Walsh, Christian Science Monitor

Latin America’s Tale of Two Crises -- Jorge G. Castañeda, Project Syndicate

The Hugo Chávez cult is over -- Francisco Toro, The Guardian

Kerry, Rice position themselves on Benghazi attack
-- Josh Rogin, the cable/Foreign Policy

The President’s Speech -- Walter Russell Mead, The American Interest

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