Islamists http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/50030/all en Doing nothing is Obama’s best option in Syria http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/commentary/obama-best-option-syria-commentary Syria, which has been percolating in and out of public view for the last two years, exploded into full sight this past week as a result of revelations that the Assad government may have used nerve gas against rebel-controlled areas. With over 70,000 already dead -- the result of air strikes, heavy shelling of populated areas, and other deadly conventional military means, one can legitimately wonder why the possible deaths of an additional dozen or two Syrians would cause such concern in Washington. <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/commentary/obama-best-option-syria-commentary" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Chemical Weapons Home Islamists President Assad President Obama rebels redline Regions sarin gas Sen. Graham Sen. McCain Syria World Leaders Conflict Zones Syria Diplomacy Iran Military Commentary Political Risk Russia Saudi Arabia Turkey United States Thu, 02 May 2013 10:25:11 +0000 Mac Deford 5829212 at http://www.globalpost.com The second war in Syria is a struggle among Assad’s opponents http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/commentary/second-war-syria-struggle-assad-opponents-rebels The world may be focused on the big fight in Syria between the rebels and Bashar al-Assad’s regime, but there is a smaller, albeit just as significant, second front going on that much of the region’s leaders seem to have either ignored or forgotten. <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/commentary/second-war-syria-struggle-assad-opponents-rebels" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Al Qaeda Home Islamists Regions Syria Syrian government Syrian rebels Conflict Zones Syria Diplomacy Military Commentary Political Risk United States Mon, 06 May 2013 10:13:54 +0000 Daniel R. DePetris 5830643 at http://www.globalpost.com