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How Syria Came to This

Andrew J. Tabler

The Douma chemical attacks are only the latest chapter in a long story of ethnic and sectarian conflict, international connivance, and above all civilian suffering.

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In Focus: Red Lines and Options in Syria
Syrian president Bashar al-Assad and senior Syrian generals.

Congressional Testimony

Syria After the Missile Strikes: Policy Options

Michael Singh

A former National Security Council director spells out how Washington should follow up on its efforts to deter Assad's atrocities, keeping in mind that a broad campaign to 'solve' the Syria conflict would be futile in the near term.