In the name of contributing to the reconstruction of Syria, is the EU rehabilitating Bashar Al-Assad?
Iran has a growing role in the Ukraine war, helping Russia augment its dwindling weapons supplies. That may help Russia, but it also serves Iran’s national interests.
Two academics have identified the perpetrators of a massacre committed in 2013 by Syrian loyalist forces. An episode that says a lot about the reality of Syria in the last 10 years.
There’s an unexpected beneficiary of Russia’s war on Ukraine.
Vladimir Putin has a history of flattening cities in time of conflict. But alleged war crimes in Chechnya and Syria never resulted in charges, let alone prosecutions. Will Ukraine be any different?
Like it or not, Russia is mired in Syria with no obvious exit strategy.
Assad claims to have won more than 95% of the vote, but that’s highly unlikely.
Three crucial factors have determined the fate of Syria, including the failure of the United Nations to stop the carnage.
After ten years of conflict and destruction, what is left of Syria and what hope is there for its people?
Changes to the conscription law in Syria aim to raise money, while still dismissing those men who don’t bear arms as second-class citizens.
After years of civil war, the Syrian people are now suffering from the coronavirus pandemic and a crashing economy. And there is no end in sight.
The war in Syria has reached a crisis point, with close to 400,000 deaths and more than 11 million people displaced.
The contested province of Idlib has become a focus of the conflict, which has become increasingly violent and dangerous.
In northern Syria, Trump has caused U.S. allies and rivals to view American commitments in a new, uncertain light. Other countries may now shift to depend less on the U.S., weakening national power.
With so much politics at play, Turkey is likely to be in Syria for a long time to come – and the real winner from it all is likely to be the Assad government.
Russia left as the main power broker as the Turkish invasion of northeastern Syria continues.
In the aftermath of President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw US troops from Syria, Turkey may be sinking deeper in the Syrian conflict.
How Syria’s tribes are being used by those both for and against the regime of Bashar al-Assad.
Giving up means giving the Assad regime and Russia both a strategic and intellectual victory with incalculable consequences for global security.
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.