Syria: The policy dilemma that endures By Carl O Schuster
The international community remains divided over what policy to take towards the Syria conflict. No one can defend the Assad regime's egregious human-rights record or his alleged employment of chemical weapons against the rebels. Moreover, the Syrian people, particularly the Sunni Muslim majority, have suffered under the Assad family's minority Alawite Muslim regime for over 40 years and their plight deserves sympathy and, if a rational policy can be found for it, active support.
The challenge for the international community is to enact a policy that addresses the current situation without setting the stage for
something worse to follow, as has happened in Libya and, more distantly, in Afghanistan READ MORE