Coalition forces are careful about how they report civilian deaths. And we think war is painless, as a result.
Even if Syria's armed conflict is somehow resolved, new proxy conflicts between regional actors are emerging on the country's soil.
Outside observers are keen to declare the Syrian conflict almost over. It is anything but.
The wars in Syria and Iraq are products of secretive decision-making by the executive. Their disastrous consequences are evidence of the need for war powers reform.
By sending troops from the North Caucasus to Syria, Russia is returning to its old habits.
Against the backdrop of the G20, Russia and the US have made a deal over Syria. But it's Putin who holds the winning hand.
A foreign policy expert takes a look at how the high-profile exchange between the U.S. and Russian leaders went down.
They're not just about aliens and moon landings.
A historian takes us beyond the noise in Washington and examines how US and Russian power and interests compare.
It's estimated that at least 800 medical personnel have been killed since the start of the Syrian war.
A case study from the height of the Crusades in the 12th and 13th centuries illustrates that even the most brutal leaders can choose to compromise for stability.
Relations between Russia and the United States have reached an all-time low since the US strike on Syria. But Moscow knows that Washington will need its support if tension rises with North Korea.
What vastly complicates Western policy in Syria is how to sanction Assad on one hand and deal with Islamic State on the other, without the country unravelling completely.
The recent American airstrike in Syria has created a new norm in international law sanctioning the unilateral use of force to punish those who deploy chemical weapons against their own people.
A Russian media expert spent the weekend consuming Russian coverage of America's response to the chemical attacks in Syria.
US-Russia relations have hit their roughest patch since the Cold War. What's in store for the Trump administration's first official visit to Moscow?
Trump's attack on Assad's air force was opportunist and reckless. It was also long overdue.
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.