'Your papers, please' must never be heard in America
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
If killing Osama bin Laden, untangling U.S. forces from Iraq and fighting a bare-knuckle drone war against al Qaeda are the Obama administration's foreign policy triumphs, its biggest stumble may be its failure to produce an international solution to what has become an all-out civil war in Syria.
Syrian instability represents too great a threat to U.S. security interests to be ignored, said Meghan L. O'Sullivan, an international affairs professor at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government and adviser to the Romney campaign on Middle East issues.
"What happens in Syria has implications for the whole stability of the region," she said, adding that the U.S. should be working as closely as possible with the opposition.