In order to be durable and meaningful, democracy must consist of more than elections.
The Committee notes that almost 44,000 people have been killed since the conflict began in March 2011.
A successful, long-term strategy in the Middle East requires a comprehensive approach.
“Civil society is a target because it is, by its very nature, an organized threat to governmental oppression."
The United States has designated the al-Nusra Front, an affiliate of al-Qaida in Iraq operating in Syria, as a Foreign Terrorist Organization.
Syrian government forces hit Syria's largest Palestinian refugee neighborhood with airstrikes on December 16th.
Regional countries must agree on the purpose and scope of a conference.
On December 11th, the United States formally recognized a new opposition coalition as the legitimate representative of the Syrian people.
More than 300 Christians throughout the country have been arbitrarily arrested since 2010.
The United States has committed $50 million in non-humanitarian assistance to strengthen Syria’s unarmed opposition groups.
The United States stands with Yemen as the country transitions to an open, inclusive democracy.
The Iranian regime, despite the hardships faced by the Iranian people, had the resources to provide weapons to Hamas-controlled Gaza.