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U.N. Commission Report on Crimes Against Humanity in Syria; Military Action; Unilateral Humanitarian Intervention in Syria and International Law

Terror That Cannot Be Stopped By Logic or Reason Bashar al-Assad’s assault on civilians with tanks, snipers, and all the instruments of terror of a modern state is…


The Syrian Question: Srebrenice Again?—Syria Update #3

“Would you sit down with someone who had just killed your wife and sister, to discuss rules which you should follow in the future in…



Monumental miscalculation? Russia’s strategic interests in Syria and its defense of the al-Assad regime

Russia has blocked Security Council resolutions on Syria (e.g., in October, 2011) and has been dragging its heels in the current Security Council debate over…


Syria: The Human Cost of Delay

An editorial today in The Daily Star (Beirut) reviewed the major developments and factors at play in Syria, including 1) the report of the Arab…




Update: Torture, The STL in Lebanon, and Obama’s “Way Forward” in Afghanistan

Today we introduce a new feature in The Trenchant Observer, an occasional column commenting on some of the more important events of the previous weeks…