Syria paper

Due Friday, March 30, 11:59 p.m. emailed to me. 
Assignment will be marked down for each day or fraction of a day late. 

1000-1500 words. Your paper must have a thesis statement, clearly stated at the beginning. You must use at least three sources, cited properly using the Chicago Manual of Style format. Do not plagiarize; I am reasonably likely to catch you, and if I do you will fail the course. 

Topic: How are political factors internal to the political system in the United States influencing the American response to the Syrian civil war? Is a more assertive American policy toward Syria's leadership likely?