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Recent weeks have sharply exposed the lack of direction inWashington’s policy on Syria

Gani, Jasmine (2013) Recent weeks have sharply exposed the lack of direction inWashington’s policy on Syria. LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog (11 Sep 2013). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

This week, a throwaway remark from the US Secretary of State, John Kerry, on placing Syria’s chemical weapons under international control, has become a real policy proposal led by Russia. Jasmine Gani writes that this ‘blunder’ made good is symbolic of the Obama administration’s lack of strategic direction on Syria. Only two weeks ago, Obama was pushing heavily for military intervention, but a vote against in the UK’s House of Commons, increasing opposition in Congress, and the shadow of the Iraq war, have all undermined Washington’s urgent push for action, and raised questions about US motives for any attack.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2013 LSE USAPP; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
J Political Science > JZ International relations
Sets: Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 23 Jun 2014 12:53
Last Modified: 24 Apr 2019 23:14
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/57190

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