To understand the complexities of the conflict in Syria and what might happen next, it helps to untangle the three layers of strife in the war-torn country.
The West's chosen solution to the Syrian conflict demands action that it's unwilling to take.
A Russian media expert spent the weekend consuming Russian coverage of America's response to the chemical attacks in Syria.
History suggests it would be a big mistake.
Are Trump’s missile strikes against Syria constitutional? An expert on Congress and foreign policy provides a brief history of how the separation of war powers has blurred over time.
Was this a one-off intervention – or a sign that Trump will undertake more of an effort to undermine the Assad regime?
'America First' apparently doesn't mean a step away from playing the world's policeman – and three more things to note about U.S. airstrikes on Syria.
A thawing of tensions between the two superpowers seems as far away as it was under Obama.
Donald Trump suddenly appears to have been overcome with a sense of responsibility towards the people of Syria. How can that be explained?
The question now is how recent critical changes will impact on-the-ground military strategy.
The US military's attack on a Syrian airforce base sets a worrying precedent of brashness and uncertainty in how the Trump administration may handle future crises in international relations.
The individual most directly responsible for a colossal humanitarian crisis is still in power – and might be for some time.
Although the uprising in Syria will mark its sixth anniversary this month, the Syrian war has far from run its course.
This year may be a critical turning point for Syria and the five-year civil war, at least for the Assad regime, which is…
Bashar al-Assad, Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan have a long history as leaders of their countries and players in the Syrian war.
More than five years into a catastrophic, multi-sided war of attrition, a new order for Syria is coming into view.
In the Middle East, there will be no easy choices for the incoming Trump administration - and a wild ride is likely to continue.
The Assad regime's takeover of Aleppo is a major strategic and psychological blow for the Syrian opposition.
With the rebels on the back foot and the US sidelined, other major players hold the keys to Syria's future.
The most disastrous conflict to break out in the Obama years is still nowhere near its end. It could have been very different.