The push for Trump to make such a move has been going on for more than a year, due to parallel efforts by Israeli officials and members of Congress.
Even as the U.S. has bombed the Syrian leader’s forces, the president has stopped aiding one campaign against him.
When the FBI discovered a network of Bosnian-Americans giving support to terrorists, they also discovered Abdullah Ramo Pazara, a U.S. citizen and a battalion commander in Syria.
The American president’s first international trip has been explicitly framed in terms of religious identity.
A resolution to condemn Assad has once again fallen to a Russian veto. But there is something the institution could do to help end the war.
The American public is always ready to pay attention to military strikes. But what does the president’s decision mean for the humanitarian crisis?
I was chief of staff at the State Department the last time a president considered punishing Assad for using chemical weapons. The complexities we faced then are worth considering as Trump contemplates what’s next in Syria.
A tale of Syrian deception, Russian duplicity, and American dithering
The bitter back-and-forth between the two governments over Syria strikes underscores the longstanding dysfunction in the relationship.
Trump launched an attack on Bashar al-Assad’s government without the legal authority to do so.
The 45th president’s worldview was eventually going to lead him into military conflict.
Why religious leaders say yes and political leaders say no
Washington's foreign policy blob is in lockstep behind Trump.
The current president is not the only commander in chief to change his mind with respect to U.S. military action, but the timeline for his about-face may be far shorter than most.
Micah Zenko explains the logic of Trump’s Syria intervention—and its chances of success
The America Firster who mocked international norms has abruptly reversed course.
Simply blaming Obama won't work as a game plan.
Why did the most unconventional of presidents respond to his first foreign policy crisis in such a conventional way?
Seven ways to pressure-test the most common arguments from the anti-interventionist camp
Moscow’s rogue client has destroyed the country’s ability to present itself as an indispensable arbiter in the conflict.