International Security

Political Scientists on Syria

Aug 28 '13
  • Ian Hurd has an interesting op-ed in the New York Times today on the various legal aspects of a possible Syrian intervention (I assume that the NYT editorial staff made up the inflammatory title). Charli Carpenter has a slightly different, and in my view more persuasive, take.
  • Jonathan Mercer has an insightful piece in Foreign Affairs on the folly of going to war for the sake of reputation.
  • Stephen Walt argues in the NYT Room for Debate that whether Syria used chemical weapons should not affect U.S. policy.
  • Peter Feaver offers an explanation for why Assad would launch a chemical attack.

I am sure there is more. Please add in comments.