Syria Archives - Ethics & Public Policy Center

Why Trump Won’t Lose Many Voters Over Syria

The results of a recent poll should worry backers of the foreign policy status quo.

Trump Is Wrong to Pull Troops From Syria. He’s Right That the United States Is Overextended.

The United States is committed to a global military and alliance structure that is proving increasingly difficult to manage or finance.

Trump Is Now Forging Foreign Policy on His Own. Where Will He Take Us?

Many problems in the world need U.S. power to fix, but many don’t. President Trump’s breaks with consensus will likely intensify, and that will force defenders of the bipartisan foreign policy consensus to rethink the nature of that order.

Kicking Our Allies

President Trump’s withdrawal of troops from Syria is as shameful as the U.S. abandonment of South Vietnam.

Macron Offers Trump a Third Way in Syria

The French president has built a credible platform to lead on Syria. President Trump should let him.

Why Would You Want Putin as a Friend?

You have to overlook a lot to imagine that Russia’s intentions toward the United States and the West are benign.

A Warning Sign

The last few days need to serve as a bright, blaring warning to the new administration that it is not yet prepared to do its job in confronting the crises that surely lie ahead.

Paul Ryan’s Voice of Calm Reason

Given legitimate concerns about the vetting process, how badly President Obama has handled this issue (flippantly dismissing those concerns, mocking those who see things differently than he does, refusing to negotiate) and how wary the public is about accepting Syrian refugees, the plan put forward by Speaker of the House Paul Ryan is prudent and sensible.

President Obama’s Hypocrisy on Syria

The debate over the Syrian refugee crisis illustrates why President Obama has been as polarizing as any president in the history of modern polling.

Our Bitter and Graceless President

We all know people of towering arrogance and we all know people of staggering incompetence, but Barack Obama is quite possibly the perfect package.