Category: Syria

Syrian war’s brutality isn’t going away

October 12th, 2013 in 2013, Augustus Richard Norton, CNN.com, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Newsmakers, Syria 0 comments

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Augustus Richard Norton, College of Arts & Sciences

A gruesome snuff video that has garnered more than 180,000 views on YouTube underlines just how grim the Syrian conflict has become…

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“The only identifying marks on the uniforms are yellow ribbons, which, in theory, would identify them as Hezbollahis.”

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U.S., Syria at odds over strike threat

September 13th, 2013 in 2013, Andrew Bacevich, CNN, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Newsmakers, Syria 0 comments

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Andrew Bacevich, College of Arts & Sciences

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BU professor: Syria talks are a ‘Hail Mary’ pass

September 13th, 2013 in 2013, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, NECN, Newsmakers, Syria, William Keylor 0 comments

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William Keylor, College of Arts & Sciences

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The unknowns surrounding Syria

September 12th, 2013 in 2013, Augustus Richard Norton, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Newsmakers, Syria 0 comments

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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 stockpiles of chemical weapons…

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“I’m not a pacifist. But my premise for any use of national power is that we should have a very good idea what we’re trying to accomplish with that power. And I think the Syrian case is particularly vexing in that regard.”

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What if there’s military action?

September 12th, 2013 in 2013, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Joseph Wippl, Newsmakers, Syria, WFXT 0 comments

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Joseph Wippl, College of Arts & Sciences

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Analysis of Obama’s address

September 11th, 2013 in 2013, College of General Studies, Newsmakers, Syria, Tom Whalen, WFXT 0 comments

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Tom Whalen, College of General Studies

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Crisis in Syria: Making his case for intervention

September 11th, 2013 in 2013, College of Communication, NECN, Newsmakers, Syria, Tom Fiedler 0 comments

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Tom Fiedler, College of Communication

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President addresses situation in Syria

September 11th, 2013 in 2013, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Joseph Wippl, NECN, Newsmakers, Syria 0 comments

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Joseph Wippl, College of Arts & Sciences

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Obama’s Syria push scrambles Hill alliances

September 10th, 2013 in 2013, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Douglas Kriner, Newsmakers, Syria, Washington Post 0 comments

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Douglas Kriner, College of Arts & Sciences

It’s a free-for-all on Capitol Hill. The usual polarization, the simple calculus of R vs. D, has been blown up by the Syria issue…

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For Putin, Syria weapons deal would be masterstroke

September 10th, 2013 in 2013, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Michael Corgan, Newsmakers, Syria, USA Today 0 comments

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Michael Corgan, College of Arts & Sciences

It looks, at least for the moment, like Russian President Vladimir Putin had something useful to contribute to dealing with the Syrian crisis after all…

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“If it comes to pass, he then becomes a necessary player in Middle East politics – which is something he wants, to enhance Russia’s place in determining world affairs. If it doesn’t happen, then Putin looks like the one who tried to do things peacefully. This is a win-win for him.”

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