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How Does the Syria Situation Stack up to the“Factors” that Justified Intervention in Kosovo?

The Syria intervention is difficult to defend as consistent with international law.  The United States has instead begun to make the case that the intervention bears moral legitimacy, using the same kinds of factor-based arguments we saw NATO member states use in Kosovo to defend the legitimacy of their intervention there.

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Trump’s Syria Conundrum

For years, Syria’s pro-democracy and human rights activists warned the Obama administration about the impact of its repeated statements that it would not intervene in the Syrian conflict come hell or high water. Now it’s the Trump administration’s turn.

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