Posts Tagged: syrian civil war
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.
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.