Donald Trump's predecessor once made an empty threat against Bashar al-Assad – and it didn't end well.
A historian takes us beyond the noise in Washington and examines how US and Russian power and interests compare.
Patrice Lumumba had a vision for the DRC. He believed that a lasting peace could be achieved through good will, not rifles and bayonets. The great man's vision now lies in tatters.
Everyone has forgotten there were almost as many asylum seekers in Europe in the early 1990s as today.
There are many obstacles to successful prosecution, including obtaining evidence in a war zone and using foreign intelligence in court.
Islamic State has destroyed globally-significant sites in Iraq and Syria, but not as wanton acts of destruction. Instead, they are calculated political and religious attacks.
The country's religion-based power-sharing political system is straining to accommodate hundreds of thousands of new Syrian Sunnis.
The figures have been taken out of context.
Rules imposed after 9/11 and still on the books are getting in the way of delivering aid to conflict zones. In countries like Yemen and Syria, it could mean the difference between life and death.
President Trump's erratic decision making is strengthening international law by upping the focus on the legality of his actions at home and abroad
For many centuries, Syrian society has included people of many faiths – Sunni and Shi'i Muslims, Christians and Druze. This past is important to know to understand the present.
America’s relations with Russia and China are now mired in angst, uncertainty and mutual suspicion.
Their policies on Syria, Russia, terrorism and the European Union.
Will recent photos of chemical attack victims in Syria provoke a short-term emotional reaction or a sustained humanitarian campaign?
The future of the relationship between the US and Russia depends on whether the Kremlin can find a way to interpret Trump's motives.
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.
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.
Christian calendars usually differ when it comes to Easter celebrations – but not in 2017.
The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons Fact Finding Team has not yet revealed the nature of the chemicals used in Khan Sheikhoun.