China's economic and security interests in Syria are drawing it deeper into the Middle East.
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President Trump’s unexpected announcement of U.S. withdrawal from Syria holds special significance for Washington’s Syrian- Kurdish partners, who have been essential in the fight against Islamic State.
As new U.N. Special Envoy for Syria Geir Pedersen prepares to assume his position on January 7, it is an opportune time to revisit the Syrian constitutional drafting effort and its role within the larger Syrian peace process.
The Syria deployment was never well thought out. But it is both tragic and dangerous that the U.S. deployment is ending in an even less coherent way.
Here is the Winter 2018 Supplement for Bradley & Goldsmith, Foreign Relations Law: Cases and Materials (6th ed. 2017). These materials cover, among many other things, the Supreme Court’s decision in Trump v. Hawaii (the “travel ban” case), which is excerpted with questions; the Supreme Court’s decision in Jesner v.
After more than seven and a half years of death and destruction, the prospect of accountability for the Syrian conflict is not completely hopeless.
Counterterrorism officials must be on alert for the next cause that, like in Syria, produces a surge of foreign fighters and terrorism. But they should not assume past is prologue.
The group has gone underground. It’s time to think about where it might show up next.
On Thursday, the Justice Department’s Office of Legal Counsel issued the following memorandum opinion on the April 2018 U.S. airstrikes against three Syrian chemical-weapons facilities.
When the United States uses military force, especially under controversial circumstances, it should explain the legal basis for its actions.