Bashar al-Assad's alleged chemical weapons attack in Syria today will likely raise the volume of calls for American intervention – but also the stakes of such a move. History suggests US intervention in Syria would be unpredictable at best, disastrous at worst.
Setting up services at an Afghan refugee camp meant creating some kind of rules. Sakena Yacoobi looked at 'what was fair, moral, and just – what we could want for ourselves. I now know that these are sometimes called universal principles of law.'
A voice of principled realism that clearly outlined a philosophy for American intervention could return Republicans to foreign policy ascendancy. But before they get there, they have to acknowledge that the path forward brings them closer to President Obama, not further away.
The gap between Democrats and Republicans is greater than ever. Why are Americans so divided, and can anything be done to pull both sides back together?
The US has hit Yemen with seven drone strikes in a little more than a week.
The short answer is 'no.' But there are worrying signs to be found in US auditing of its own contracting practices in Afghanistan.