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Frederic C. Hof

Senior fellow at the Atlantic Council

Frederic C. Hof is a senior fellow at the Atlantic Council’s Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East. He is a former special advisor for transition in Syria at the U.S. State Department.

Assad Defies Another American President

The Syrian strongman saw the red line on sarin as a green light to do everything else.


America Is Teaching Syria a Dangerous Lesson

Bashar al-Assad seems to have gotten the message that he can do whatever he wants short of using sarin gas.


Talking to Russia Cannot Save Syria

Putin and Assad make ISIS look hesitant by comparison when it comes to mass homicide.


Obama Drops Rhetoric as Assad Drops Barrel Bombs

As long as Syrian civilians are on the bullseye, nothing will be accomplished at peace talks.