What legal authority for the use of force will President Trump assert for the missile attack against Syrian forces under domestic and international law?
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In an attempt to prosecute senior Syrian security officials in Spain's courts, human rights lawyers are representing a Spanish woman whose brother was allegedly tortured and killed by regime officials.
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.
The Iraqi government hasn't always been the most cooperative partner, but the United States will appreciate Baghdad more and more as its involvement in Syria deepens.
U.S. policy in Syria has failed, but it’s not clear if the new Trump administration can make things better—and some of the options officials are considering would clearly make things worse.
Now that he has established a firm foothold in Syria following 18 months of direct military intervention, Russia’s strongman, Vladimir Putin, has to politically safeguard his gains in order to ensure their long-term consolidation and present the world with a fait accompli.
Iraqi Forces Advance on Western Mosul, U.S. Weighs Deploying Troops to Syria, Netanyahu Meets with Trump
Iraqi forces are moving again against the Islamic State with closer U.S. support, the United States is considering sending ground troops to Syria, and Netanyahu’s wild ride in joint press conference with Donald Trump.
Reprentative Gabbard probably did not violate the Logan Act, but she may have run afoul of House ethics rules.
The United States will run into a serious problem under the article 2(4) of the U.N. Charter article if it or other states try to establish safe zones inside Syria without the regime's consent.