Posts Tagged: syrian civil war
There are more refugees adrift in the world today than ever before. If they formed a country, it would be the 24th most populous on the planet.
The Saudis and the Turks are scaling up their support for Syrian jihadists while the Israelis contemplate a new war with Hezbollah.
Bashar al-Assad is not going to age out of office any time soon.
Natural resource scarcity poses a far broader challenge to prosperity and national security than traditional military threats.
The problem isn’t a lack of "resolve." It's a lack of good outcomes and basic moral consistency.
The Obama administration wants a rubber stamp on its unwise, unlimited, and unauthorized new war in the Middle East. It shouldn't get it.
For some women in Iraq and Syria, the Islamic State offers something no one else has given them before: power.
The pieces for a political deal to end the Syrian civil war are coming together — if Ankara will let them.
Hillary Clinton and her hawkish Democratic allies are already running hard to the right of Obama.
Obama is more than willing to stand up against the Islamic State. Too bad he wasn't willing to stand up to his hawkish critics.