James P. Farwell and
George Beebe

James P. Farwell is a national security expert who has advised the U.S. Special Operations Command. He is the author of Persuasion & Power(Washington: Georgetown University Press, 2012). George Beebe is a former chief of CIA’s Russia analysis who served on Vice President Cheney’s staff from 2002-2004.

Russia’s decision to plunge forward with airstrikes in Syria despite US warnings presents Washington with uncomfortable choices. If Russian strikes succeed in degrading the Syrian opposition, regional actors will increasingly look to Moscow as an influential power broker, crippling our efforts to isolate Russia for its actions in Ukraine and...Full Article »