Posts Tagged: syrian civil war
Putin’s attempt at "shock and awe" in Syria has all the hallmarks of failed U.S. interventions of the past
The chain of events set into motion by the U.S. invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq is reaching its logical conclusion — the disintegration of multi-ethnic states and a great expulsion of innocents.
Here's how the U.S. can leverage its wealth, safety, and diplomacy to serve the refugees it helped to create.
Turkey's offering Washington a fig leaf of cooperation against the Islamic State, but it's turning all its firepower against the most effective anti-ISIS fighters in the region — the Kurds.
For the refugees pouring into Europe, their journeys can be just as deadly as the war zones they're fleeing.
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.