As President Bashar al-Assad tightens his grip over the country, it's time for those who tried to topple him to take stock of where they went wrong.
Nikolaos van DamNikolaos van Dam is a specialist on Syria who served as the Dutch special envoy for Syria in 2015-2016. He has previously served as ambassador of the Netherlands to Indonesia, Germany, Turkey, Egypt, and Iraq.
Trump’s “new approach” isn’t new at all, but it’s the least worst option.
James StavridisJames Stavridis is a retired four-star U.S. Navy admiral and NATO supreme allied commander who serves today as the dean of the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. His latest book is The Leader's Bookshelf.