Research: Publications

US Policy on Syria: War or Diplomacy?

September 23, 2013 | Report

By Carl Conetta

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Project on Defense Alternatives'  Carl Conetta compiled a number of news articles, blogs and commentaries about the direction the United States should take moving forward with Syria. Including voices from both sides of the aisle, the compilation is segmented into sections to help break down, analyze and present the main factors that influence the situation. 

With some advocating for all-out war with Syria, others propose a more diplomatic approach focused on sanctions and talks. As deliberations continue in Geneva, Conetta's Fact Sheet provides a well-rounded view of what the core issues being discussed.

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