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Syria Changed the World - New York Times

ISTANBUL — The world seems awash in chaos and uncertainty, perhaps more so than at any point since the end of the Cold War. Authoritarian-leaning leaders are on the rise, and liberal democracy itself seems under siege. The post-World War II order is ...and more »

The Syrian People Have Been Betrayed By All Sides - The Intercept

Where do you stand on the conflict in Syria? This question has become perhaps the ultimate political and sectarian Rorschach test of our time. Are you a leftist or libertarian who opposes U.S. air strikes and waxes lyrical about the paramountcy of ...and more »

Defense Secretary Mattis: 'No doubt' Syria still has chemical weapons - Los Angeles Times

Syria has dispersed its air force combat planes in recent days in response to the U.S. cruise missile strike two weeks ago following a chemical attack on civilians in the province of Idlib, said Defense Secretary James Mattis during a visit to Israel ...and more »

Mattis Praises America's Security Partnership With Israel - Department of Defense

The United States is steadfastly committed to Israel's security, and appreciates its partnership with Israel in confronting regional and other threats, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said at a joint press conference with Israeli Defense Minister, Avigdor ...and more »

Syria still has chemical weapons, US defense secretary says - Washington Post

TEL AVIV — The Syrian government has retained an unspecified amount of chemical weapons and dispersed its aircraft after a U.S. cruise-missile attack this month, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Friday. Mattis spoke alongside his Israeli counterpart, ...and more »

A key supplier of Syria's chemical weapons? North Korea. - PRI

The regime of Kim Jong-un has made a killing selling arms and ammunition to the regime of fellow dictator, Bashar al-Assad. A typical example is a machine gun known as the Type 73, according to Bruce Bechtol, a professor at Angelo State University in ...and more »

Why more military action in Syria is (still) a bad idea - Washington Examiner

Buoyed by President Trump's airstrike on the Assad regime, Sens. John McCain, R-Ariz., and Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., have called on Trump to ramp up military action in Syria. Nor are they alone in calling for more aggressive action. From Hillary Clinton ...and more »

The Syrian War - London Review of Books

In this episode of the LRB podcast, Adam Shatz talks to Joshua Landis about Syria. Joshua Landis is the Director of the Centre for Middle East Studies at the University of Oklahoma and his blog, Syria Comment, has long been an indispensable guide to a ...and more »

MATTIS: 'No doubt' Syria still has chemical weapons - Business Insider

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says Syria still possesses banned chemical weapons. Avigdor Lieberman James Mattis US Defense Secretary James Mattis. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst. TEL AVIV, Israel — Syria still possesses ...and more »

Mattis in Israel insists Iran nuke deal 'still stands' - DefenseNews.com

US defense secretary claims Syria 'dispersed' aircraft after Tomahawk airstrike. TEL AVIV, Israel — In the first visit to Israel by a member of U.S. President Donald Trump's Cabinet, Defense Secretary James Mattis said the nuclear deal between world ...and more »