It’s late Friday afternoon — here are a few things worth reading:
- Betcy Jose asks, with all of the attention on chemical weapons, why does it matter how people die in conflict?
- Sohail Hashmi and I agree we need stronger protection for civilians in conflict, but ignoring the use of chemical weapons is not the way to do it.
- David Petrasek is moderating and contributing to an excellent discussion of R2P and Syria at OpenGlobalRights.
- A go-to source for documents and links on Syria
- Trying to get to the bottom of this. There is a widening gap in reported regime casualties between the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (27,654 soldiers and 17,874 pro-regime militias) and the Syrian Center for Documentation of Violations (11,447).
- This is not your grandparents’ Cold War: McCain is going to launch a response to Putin with his own op-ed in Pravda.