Robert Ford

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    June 7, 2014  

    Presidential elections were held in Syria on Tuesday, with President Bashar al-Assad taking nearly 90 percent of the vote. Is the U.S. ‘behind the curve’ in its handling of the conflict? Hari Sreenivasan speaks with Liz Sly, the Beirut bureau chief at the Washington Post, about what Assad’s victory means for U.S. involvement in the ongoing war and humanitarian crisis. Continue reading

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    June 3, 2014  

    Former U.S. Ambassador to Syria Robert Ford explains to chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner that he left his post in February because he could “no longer defend” U.S. policy in Syria. He also criticized the Obama administration for what he calls its “behind the curve” policy and claimed that al-Qaida groups would have been “unable to compete” in Syria if the administration would have armed the moderate opposition a few years ago. Continue reading

  • Former U.S. Ambassador to Syria Robert Ford with PBS NewsHour correspondent Margaret Warner in an interview airing on Tuesday.
    June 3, 2014   BY Larisa Epatko 

    Former U.S. Ambassador to Syria Robert Ford said Tuesday he resigned his post earlier this year because the U.S. policy on Syria was evolving too slowly. “We were constantly behind the curve,” which is only increasing the extremist threat in the United States, he said. Continue reading

  • September 29, 2011  

    In other news Thursday, a Business Roundtable survey showed only a third of CEOs in the United States planed to hire more workers in the next six months while two-thirds expected increased sales over the same period. Also, childhood poverty for Hispanics now exceeds every other demographic group in the U.S. for the first time. Continue reading