Since defending northern Syria from the Islamic State, Kurdish people have established an egalitarian society where women are equal, democracy is direct and religious freedom is guaranteed.
Armed conflict in Syria has been a disaster for the area's cultural heritage. A displaced archaeologist describes what's being lost.
As 'tiny historians of their age,' children with testimonies of war provide teachers with both historical insight and critical instruction.
The revolution begun by Syrians exactly eight years ago has been won – by the murderous leader they rebelled against. But the struggle for freedom, dignity and justice Syrians launched is not over.
Now that the US has pulled out Syria, is the war actually over?
Achieving a genuine sense of belonging in a new country takes a lot more than a naturalisation certificate.
Europe needs to rethink its priorities on Syria – fast.
Work to preserve the country's heritage is already happening.
Warning Syrians of approaching airstrikes via social media is helping save lives.
Smear campaigns against humanitarian volunteers in war zones are nothing new.
Years of mediation by Russia have helped keep a direct Israeli-Iranian conflict off the agenda. But things have changed.
Despite all claims to secular egalitarianism, the Assad family's decades of rule have been brutally elitist.
A recent intervention by the US, the UK and France is only part of a far broader – and deadlier – campaign.
While the Syria strikes were clearly violating international law, using force to uphold the ban on chemical weapons is becoming acceptable in the international community.
The Syrian conflict is a war of many sides. Here's a rundown of the key players.
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.