Atrocities in Syria: Who Will Be Left to Speak for Me?

This piece discusses the shortcomings of the international response to the crisis in Syria. Through the generous amounts of humanitarian aid, as well as the disproportionate focus of the media on extremist elements in the opposition, the authors assert that the global response has been to treat symptoms instead of to directly address the cause of the Syrian crisis. The United States needs to change its paradigm, and to lead the global community in confronting the Syrian Regime head-on.