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US military chief outlines options for Syria

US military chief outlines options for Syria

London, Asharq Al-Awsat—The Chairman of the US military’s Joint Chiefs of Staff warned on Monday that possible American military intervention in Syria would risk deeper involvement in the fighting without preventing the collapse of the Syrian state. Gen. Martin E....
Opinion: A new chance for Syria

Opinion: A new chance for Syria

The White House has at long last announced a significant change in its stance towards the Syrian crisis by announcing that it will provide “military aid” and will “arm the opposition.” The White House also announced its conviction that...
Opinion: Obama and the lack of deterrence

Opinion: Obama and the lack of deterrence

Observers of Middle East affairs, particularly the inter-related affairs in Syria and Iran, are busy thinking about the possible outcome of the G8 Summit in Northern Ireland. According to reports coming out of Washington, there has been a fundamental shift in Barack...
Turkish PM meets with Obama on Syria

Turkish PM meets with Obama on Syria

London, Asharq Al-Awsat—Turkish prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan will meet President Obama in Washington today, with the crisis in Syria expected to be high on the agenda. While the visit was also promoted as an attempt to boost economic ties and persuade...