Regions / Syria
Military intervention in Syria is a high-risk enterprise. Here's a set of principles by which the intervening forces must abide.
Is diplomacy dead in Syria, or have we only just begun to negotiate?
The Assad administration seeks to double-down on Kofi Annan's peace proposal by demanding the opposition turn in its weapons.
Has the Free Syrian Army stolen the revolution?
At the moment a ceasefire seems to be holding.
The Friends of Syria meeting in Istanbul, Turkey today has the potential to change the stalemate over Syria.
With the West rethinking armed intervention and the Syrian crisis continuing, political compromise may be the only way to end the violence.
Although the impulse to try to end the ongoing repression by the Syrian regime against its own people through foreign military intervention is understandable, it would be a very bad idea.
A representative of the Philippine parliament visits Syria to bring home overseas workers caught in the civil war.
Despite indications that direct military involvement in Syria would be unwise, strong supporters of Israel like John McCain have called for the U.S military to bomb the country, in addition to Iran.