He is not only defending Assad, he's also preserving his own power.
From Guantanamo, to the NSA, to Syria, the president has repeatedly disappointed his base.
The shortsighted plan for punitive strikes in Syria fails to address how the U.S. will fit into the aftermath.
Though the White House has pitched missile strikes as limited and punitive, U.S. misadventures elsewhere have led to widespread doubt about military force in any form.
If Obama does not plan to act militarily, his aides should stop vowing to hold the guilty accountable.
It's time for the U.S. to cut off aid to Egypt.
Why hurling billions at generals gets us nowhere.
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It's an important step for Middle East diplomacy, though his triumph may not last long.
The country's leadership must realize that growing authoritarianism won't foster stability.
Critics accuse one judge of creating legal precedents that make it impossible to convict senior commanders for human rights abuses.
The best way to ease the country's bitter divisions is to choose a new leader through a transparent political process, not military rule.
Here's what protests in Turkey and Brazil have in common.
The culture of secrecy in Washington has become absurd.
The president is pledging to scale back the global war on terror while boosting the surveillance system that wages it.
New investments in technology may eventually help Palestinians flourish, but obstacles still loom large.
If the Obama administration and its European and Arab allies want to support the rebels, they must do so now.
In his handling of multiple national security-related uproars, the president's biggest sin is being aloof and disengaged.
But there's a limit to how much Moscow can do to stop Assad.
The world, and particularly the Middle East, are changing. But Washington is not.