Last week Syrians lost access to the Internet for the second time in a month. While the Assad regime claims the lapses were the result of a faulty network link, the evidence suggests that they were deliberate efforts by the government to hamper the opposition’s ability to communicate inside the country and with the outside [...]
Truman Project Fellow Ari Ratner discusses the implications of chemical weapons attacks in Syria. The disclosure created a quandary for Obama, who has set the use of chemical weapons as a “red line” that Assad must not cross. It triggered calls from some hawkish Washington lawmakers for a U.S. military response, which the president has [...]
“We are sleepwalking into a major disaster,” Kristalina Georgieva, the European Union’s Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection, told the Atlantic, on the Syrian refugee crisis. Sleepwalking rather than leading pretty much sums up the Obama administration’s approach to the Syrian conflict at large. But Thursday’s White House revelation, based on “varying degrees of confidence,” that [...]
Today marks the 66th anniversary of the Truman Doctrine speech. Given that you’re surfing “The Truman Doctrine” blog, it’d be helpful to get a sense of where the name came from. The Truman Doctrine speech, given by President Harry Truman, remains a foundation for foreign policy today. The Truman Doctrine was forged during the height [...]
Truman Project Fellow Adnand Zulfiqar joins Elaine Reyes on CCTV to discuss the situation in Syria.