Critics who say Obama lost foreign-policy ground to Russia, Assad, and Putin on the Syria crisis have it just plain wrong. Here are four reasons why the critics are mistaken.
The strange tale of an effort to claim that Syria's rebels were responsible for a chemical weapons attack near Damascus.
An attempt at breaking down who Syria's rebels are, and what they want.
In Syria, Al Qaeda-linked rebel groups have been battling secular-leaning rebel groups near the Turkish border.
Polls show a large majority of Americans back Russia's deal on Syria's chemical weapons, while a solid majority think it will fail. That contradiction works as long as US interests aren't at stake.