After 12 years of war, it’s clear that blanket sanctions have hurt only innocent Syrians — not Assad or his enablers. We need a new approach.
11 Years of War in Syria
What started as an anti-authoritarian uprising became a brutal international proxy war. However many years pass, the solution remains the same.
The Triumph and Tragedy of the Olympic Refugee Team
It’s beautiful that there’s an Olympic team for 82 million displaced people. But have we accepted mass displacement as the new normal?
The U.S. ‘War on Terror’ Has Displaced 37 Million People
Here’s why we used the numbers we did — and what they can and can’t tell us.
Erdogan’s Failed Gamble in Syria
After another failed escalation in Syria, the Turkish president is increasingly isolated abroad and under scrutiny at home.
Turkey’s Latest Quagmire: Intervention in Libya
Turkey has been bogged down in Syria for nearly a decade. Why is it gambling on Libya, too?
Trump Is Dangerous — But Blame His Predecessors, Too
How Bush, Obama, and the war on terror military laid the groundwork Trump’s “madman” act on the world stage.
The New Middle East That’s Coming
As Saudi Arabia slowly backpedals, we could see an end to the Yemen war, an easing of Iran’s isolation, and a reduced role for the U.S.
The Islamic State and Donald Trump’s Delusion
Despite al-Baghdadi’s death, Trump is creating the conditions groups like ISIS thrive in.
The Art of the Back-Pedal
From the U.S. to the U.K. to Turkey, it is a hallmark of right-wing populists to make a preposterous policy and then be forced to retreat.