Outside observers are keen to declare the Syrian conflict almost over. It is anything but.
Turkey's priorities in Syria just don't match the US's – and its increasingly authoritarian domestic politics don't help.
Denial and obfuscation have always been a part of chemical warfare.
The Middle East could be witnessing a foreign policy misfire of epic proportions.
Donald Trump's predecessor once made an empty threat against Bashar al-Assad – and it didn't end well.
Trump's attack on Assad's air force was opportunist and reckless. It was also long overdue.
Was this a one-off intervention – or a sign that Trump will undertake more of an effort to undermine the Assad regime?