With one military action, the new U.S. President has managed to thoroughly confound his fiercest supporters and critics.
The six things that the United States and Russia ought to do with regard to Syria.
Obama’s Syria policy failed because it did not anticipate provoking Iranian and Russian interventions.
The cost of letting US policy be determined primarily by the ambitions of Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Turkey.
Continuing violence in Syria is the most severe indictment of the international community’s ability to provide for peace and security.
Senior Obama administration officials were aware from 2012 that a war to overthrow Assad would inevitably become a sectarian bloodbath.
President Obama has signaled a willingness to cooperate with Russia on Syria, but hawks are fighting the shift.
The summit is a timely opportunity to turn the world’s gaze to the protection needs of the displaced Syrian children.