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What exactly are we celebrating after vindication of Syrian “red line”?

By Julian del Prado

September 18, 2013

Filed under Columns, Opinion

After several months of confusion and deliberation, Syria has agreed to give over the entirety of its chemical weapons to the international community. Through the combined efforts of the United States and Russia, the international “red...

U.S. and Russia: Provocative diplomacy

By Suyash Tibrawalla

September 12, 2013

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Even in the post-Cold War period, relations between the United States and Russia have been uneasy. Since Vladimir Putin’s return as president of the Russian Federation in 2012, foreign policy tensions have risen within the Obama administration. U...

U.S. should avoid military action in Syria

By Jason Roche

September 12, 2013

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Syria may become the 26th country to be bombed by the United States since the end of World War II. The United States has been the world’s primary intervening force for the last 70 years, and it’s time for the international community ...

U.S. involvement in Syria is crucial

By Zac Bears

September 11, 2013

Filed under Columns, Opinion

The much-debated possibility of U.S. involvement in Syria is similar to previous U.S. missions that we saw two years ago in Libya, and to operations in Afghanistan in the 1980s. We are not putting “boots on the ground,” a...

Syria’s Women

By Emily Merlino

February 4, 2013

Filed under Columns, Opinion

“A thing may happen and be a total lie; another thing may not happen and be truer than the truth.” When Tim O’Brien penned this potent sentence in his book “The Things They Carried,” a quasi-fictional Vietnam War memoir, he could have eas...

Numbers of the Syria Revolution

By Roy Ribitzky

April 4, 2012

Filed under Archives, Columns, Opinion

Also see: Egypt |Iran |Tunisia | Yemen | Jordan|Syria Zero. Zero. Zero. That was the first three days of the Syrian Revolution. Four. One. Two. One. Seven. Fifty-two. Zero. That was the first full week. Twenty. Fifteen. Six. Seven. Zero. Six. Ze...

Only the Syrians can liberate Syria

By Mike Tudoreanu

February 10, 2012

Filed under Opinion, Point-Counterpoint

See the counter argument: Save Syria from falling apart About a year ago, the Arab Spring reached Bahrain – a tiny, oil-exporting kingdom in the Persian Gulf. On Feb. 14, 2011, protesters began to camp out in the center of the ca...

Save Syria from falling apart

By Claire Anderson

February 10, 2012

Filed under Archives, Opinion, Point-Counterpoint

See the counter argument: Only the Syrians can liberate Syria It’s 8:55 p.m. Monday night in Syria when a video is posted on YouTube.com of a student protest in Homs, Syria, but unlike the Southwest riot after the Sup...

The start of Syria’s troubles

By Todd Hanaburgh, Collegian columnist and T. James Hanaburgh

March 27, 2005

Filed under Archives

This is part two of a two part column series. As the situation in Lebanon is brought to a head with incredible international pressure on Syria to comply with UNSC Resolution 1559, massive demonstrations by the people and car...

Progress in the Middle East

By Todd Hanaburgh, Collegian columnist and T. James Hanaburgh

March 22, 2005

Filed under Archives

This is the first part of a two part series. "Mr. Hariri's death should give, in fact it must give, renewed impetus to achieving a free, independent and sovereign Lebanon. What that means is the immediate and complete implementation...