The refugee crisis that just arrived in Europe has been affecting Turkey for more than four years.
Airspace incursions are spilling over into wider tensions.
The face-off between Russia and the West in Syria is giving both sides a chance to try out their new high-tech weaponry.
Bombing Syria seems to have become obligatory for any aspiring great power. After all, what’s the point in spending all that money on sophisticated warplanes if you can’t actually use them on someone…
Relations between the two countries, once cordial, have been strained by Russia's intervention in Syria.
Rather than being a proactive realignment, Australia’s shift in policy on Syria was a reactive realisation that it was being left behind.
Syria needs its children to build a better future, but hundreds of thousands are being deprived of an education.
To his home audience, Vladimir Putin's strategy in Syria appears to be sound.
Russia has started bombing some of the groups machinating against Bashar al-Assad's forces. Who are they, and what do they want?
Despite a fierce exchange of rhetoric over Russia's airstrikes in Syria, it makes sense for Moscow and Washington to coordinate their military intervention.
Why has Vladimir Putin stepped up his Syrian game so radically – and is it really all as sudden as it seems?
The real winners this week in international diplomacy have been Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin.
There's an understandable impulse to treat all refugees the same regardless of religious identity. But is that actually helpful?
Life in the caliphate wasn't exactly as advertised for one group of former fighters.
By refusing to take in Syrian refugees, the Gulf States' governments prove they don't care much about the humanitarian crisis on their doorstep.
Away from the chaos of Europe's borders, refugees are camped out in vast settlements close to their home countries and where restrictions on entrepreneurship are wasting talent and energy.
How FOI requests revealed the massive burden on two local authorities, and how to end the damaging effects on children.
The desert kingdom has never really figured out what to do about Syria – and time may be running out.
The West has condemned Moscow's ongoing support for Bashar al-Assad. But perhaps it is the least-worst option.
Western media tropes of black widows, deviant sexuality and unthinking compliance fail to explain why violence crosses the gender divide.