Syria http://apr.org en Alabama Senator Opposed To Syria Resolution http://apr.org/post/alabama-senator-opposed-syria-resolution <p></p><p>U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby of Alabama says he's opposed to a resolution for the use of American military force in Syria.</p><p>The senator announced his position Tuesday after attending a Senate Republican Conference lunch with President Barack Obama.</p><p>Shelby says the president failed to articulate a compelling American interest in Syria's civil war. He also says the president failed to explain what he intends to achieve, or how he intends to achieve it.</p><p>Shelby said "I will vote against President Obama's plan because it appears that he does not really have one."</p> Tue, 10 Sep 2013 22:03:53 +0000 The Associated Press 37633 at http://apr.org Alabama Senator Opposed To Syria Resolution Foreign Policy: The End Of The Political Solution http://apr.org/post/foreign-policy-end-political-solution <em>Michael Weiss is research director of the Henry Jackson Society.</em><p>It's rare that Syrians — at least, all but the most hopeless pro-regime ones — rely on state media for a dose of good news. Thu, 19 Jul 2012 14:00:24 +0000 Michael Weiss 14828 at http://apr.org Foreign Policy: The End Of The Political Solution As Fighting Rages In Damascus, Survival Of Assad's Regime Is In Doubt http://apr.org/post/fighting-rages-damascus-survival-assads-regime-doubt One day after <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2012/07/18/156959316/syrian-defense-minister-killed-in-explosion-state-tv-says" target="_blank">three members of his inner circle were killed in an explosion</a>, opposition fighters in Syria are continuing to put pressure on the regime of President Bashar Assad as clashes with government forces draw near to the his palace in Damascus, <a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=157019636" target="_blank">residents tell Reuters</a>.<p>Just where Assad is now isn't clear. Thu, 19 Jul 2012 11:21:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 14815 at http://apr.org As Fighting Rages In Damascus, Survival Of Assad's Regime Is In Doubt