Ghouta, Syria is being destroyed. The news from Ghouta is all about death and destruction. But Ghouta's past was all about beauty and fertility – when its very name meant an oasis filled with green.
Even if Syria's armed conflict is somehow resolved, new proxy conflicts between regional actors are emerging on the country's soil.
Despite a devastating toll in the seven-year conflict, which has seen 400,000 people killed and six million displaced, there is no end in sight for the people of Syria.
Over the past three decades, Turkey has launched countless operations across the Iraqi and Syrian borders, succeeding only in making matters worse for itself. This time may be no different.
Outside observers are keen to declare the Syrian conflict almost over. It is anything but.
Lessons in military manliness and how to respect it have been a part of Syrian education for decades.
The push for accountability in Syria exposes the challenges of international criminal justice.
A foreign policy expert takes a look at how the high-profile exchange between the U.S. and Russian leaders went down.
A historian takes us beyond the noise in Washington and examines how US and Russian power and interests compare.
To the terrorist, children have become but a means to an end. Weapon and target.
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.