Commentaries, Opinions, And Editorials -- May 2, 2013

Syria’s Chemical Weapons Pose A Decade-Long Problem For The World -- Cheryl Rofer and Aaron Stein, Special to The Globe and Mail

Last week U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel told reporters in Abu Dhabi that the American intelligence agencies had concluded “with some degree of varying confidence” that the Syrian regime had used chemical weapons on a “small scale.” The White House, in a letter to Congress, said that the intelligence community had “physiological samples” that indicated the use of sarin – a colorless and odorless nerve agent invented in Germany in 1938.

The Obama Administration is currently weighing its options, but has made clear that it will wait for more evidence of chemical weapons use before making a decision on military force. Senator John McCain, on the other hand, favors military action, arguing that United States should intervene even if the reports of chemical weapon use aren’t true because Bashar al-Assad will likely use them in the future.

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Emboldened by military gains, Assad regime shows resilience -- Nicholas Blanford, Christian Science Monitor

The Turkish Role in the Syrian Civil War -- Gregory Gounev, American Thinker

Saudi Arabia's Brutal Tribal Justice -- Samuel Westrop, Real Clear World/Gatestone Institute

Déjà Vu All Over Again in Afghanistan -- Michael Rubin, Commentary

Why are Buddhist monks attacking Muslims? -- Alan Strathern, BBC

Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi’s Biggest Challenge? The Economy, Stupid -- Mike Giglio, Daily Beast

North Korea almost done building new reactor. Is that a big deal? -- Peter Grier, Christian Science Monitor

6 Dos and Don'ts for Negotiating With North Korea -- Joel S. Wit and Jenny Town, The Atlantic

Russia and China Vie for Rare Earths Dominance -- Daniel McGroarty, Real Clear World

Maduro's Government Hanging By a Thread in Venezuela -- Carlos Alberto Montaner, Real Clear World/Miami Herald

Why Obama won't talk so much about drug war on Mexico trip -- Howard LaFranchi, Christian Science Monitor

Obama can close Guantanamo -- Daphne Eviatar, Reuters

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