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Stewart M. Patrick

Stewart M. Patrick is a senior fellow and director of the International Institutions and Global Governance Program at the Council on Foreign Relations.

INSIGHT: At Stake in Syria – the Chemical Weapons Taboo

Syrian opposition activists allege government forces launched a devastating poison gas attack this week that killed hundreds of civilians in suburban Damascus. If true, it would be the war’s worst atrocity – and would mock the “red line” warning that U.S. President Barack Obama issued to Syria’s Bashar al-Assad exactly a year ago. The claims More »