Posts Tagged: syrian civil war
Our wildly inflated fear of terrorism is a self-fulfilling prophecy.
By raising sectarian temperatures throughout the Middle East, the Saudis risk escalating the unaffordable proxy wars they’ve already bogged themselves down in.
Despite everything, hawks are still pushing President Obama to send ground troops to Syria. He would be wise to reject their advice.
Powerful forces are maneuvering to torpedo any Syrian peace process that could leave room for Bashar al-Assad.
There's no grand, exciting solution to the war in Syria. It's going to take an endless parade of meetings where people sit and talk. And talk. And talk.
The violence of war often falls hardest on women. So these organizations are empowering refugee women and girls — and men — to know and demand their rights.
America's leading Sunni ally was propagating a violent, sectarian religious ideology long before ISIS came on the scene.
From Paris to Beirut, the Islamic State's latest atrocities are a calculated effort to bring the war in Syria home to the countries participating in it.
Paris was a wake-up call for Westerners — a reminder that we usually have the luxury to ignore the costs of war, even as our governments inflict them on foreigners.
"Back in my youth, we imagined that lumbering dinosaurs like Russia and China and the European Union would endure regardless of the global convulsions taking place around them."