Category: Augustus Richard Norton

The unknowns surrounding Syria

MIT News Augustus Richard Norton, College of Arts & Sciences This week has produced an important development concerning the situation in Syria: The United States, which has been weighing a potential military strike against government forces in the Syrian civil war, now seems open to the possibility of a Russian-backed intervention aimed at removing Syria’s […]

France Grants Full Recognition to Syria Rebels While U.S. Waits

New York Times Augustus Richard Norton, College of Arts & Sciences France announced Tuesday that it was recognizing the newly formed Syrian rebel coalition and would consider arming the group, seeking to inject momentum into a broad Western and Arab effort to build a viable and effective opposition to hasten the end of a stalemated […]

Nonaligned Nations Back Iran’s Nuclear Bid, but Not Syria

New York Times Augustus Richard Norton, College of Arts & Sciences The 120-nation Nonaligned Movement handed its host Iran a diplomatic victory on Friday, unanimously decreeing support for the disputed Iranian nuclear energy program and criticizing the American-led attempt to isolate and punish Iran with unilateral economic sanctions… View article