Friday, August 30, 2013

Commentaries, Opinions, And Editorials -- August 30, 2013

What Happens After A Strike On Syria? It Depends On How Far The U.S. Goes -- Richard Engel, NBC

America’s expected “limited” strikes in Syria could push the country into an even more dangerous and unpredictable downward spiral or even an international crisis, but doing nothing may be unconscionable and has consequences of its own.

Iran says a U.S. strike in Syria will result in disaster in the region.

Syria's foreign minister promised the Syrian military would defend against an attack in ways that will “surprise” the world.

Israel said it is putting its missile defenses, including the Iron Dome and Arrow systems, on their highest state of alert.

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Commentaries, Opinions, And Editorials

What happens in Syria after the Tomahawks hit? -- Tara McKelvey, BBC

Destroy Assad's Regime, or Hold Your Fire -- Fouad Ajami, Real Clear World/Hoover

5 possible risks of a U.S. military strike on Syria -- William Dermody, USA TODAY

Three Key Questions on Syria From Geoffrey Robertson -- Geoffrey Robertson, Daily Beast

Can Obama strike Syria without Congress' consent? -- Stephanie Condon, CBS

Is Syria the new Iraq? -- Peter Grier, Christian Science Monitor

Are Chemical Weapons Reason Enough to Go to War? -- Dana Liebelson, Mother Jones

An Open Letter to President Obama: Syria Is Not Our War -- Christopher Dickey, Daily Beast

Turkey's Mixed Messages on Syria -- Daveed Gartenstein-Ross and Jonathan Schanzer, The Atlantic

A savage defeat for Cameron... and he brought it on himself -- Max Hastings, Daily Mail

The British Are Now the French -- Alex Berezow, The Compass

Has Iraq shackled American power? -- David Rohde, Reuters

The Tall Tales of Cairo -- Ursula Lindsey, International Herald Tribune

More Megaprojects? What China’s Rebalancing Means for Asia -- Trefor Moss, The Diplomat

The Deep Sea Resources Rush -- Gemima Harvey, The Diplomat

The Clash of Civilizations? -- Samuel P. Huntington, Foreign Affairs

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