On Syria and chemical weapons: Regional government are feeling even more nervous. When did chemical weapons become a red line for the US anyway? Elsewhere, Jeffrey Lewis argues that norm againts CW use is worth upholding; John Mueller disagrees.
Al Nusra Front rebels are providing public services in Syria, including producing oil and running bakeries.
Will the new UN Arms Trade Treaty play a role in Syria? Unfortunately, probably not.
Two missiles appear to have been fired at a Russian airliner over Syria, fortunately unsuccessfully.
Allegations Iran has directed Hezbollah to fight in Syria on behalf of Assad.
Ominous news from Iraq, as Kurdish forces are deployed to Kirkuk.
A new RAND report on US overseas military basing.
Gen. Martin Dempsey highlights the military challenges of a potential intervention in Syria.
Brazilian police linked to death squads (via Christine Fair).
Mother Jones hosts striking yet disturbing photos from El Salvador’s long civil war.
More in photos: the transformation of post-revolution Cairo.