Chemical weapons

Pick Your Poison

Syria is helping destroy its banned chemical weapons, but may be using chlorine and tear gas on the rebels

Kerry's Three-Card Trick

Juggling Iran nukes, Syrian poison gas and the Palestinian-Israeli dispute may prove too much

Assad's Poison Pill

To destroy Syria's chemical weapons, the U.N. needs the autocrat to stick around and help

Napoleon Complex

Once dismissed as 'cheese-eating surrender monkeys,' the French are eager to entangle themselves in foreign wars