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.
On the eighth anniversary of the Syrian uprising, scholar Wendy Pearlman writes about the people who risked their lives and raised their voices to fight the oppressive rule of Bashar al-Assad.
The Syrian civil war has ended, but there are millions of Syrian refugees living in Turkey, Jordan and Lebanon. With danger from a hostile regime back in Syria, what will happen to them now?
Keeping the water and power on, managing sewers and collecting garbage will help communities shattered by the Syrian civil war rebuild – and keep out the Islamic State, says a former aid official.
Europe needs to rethink its priorities on Syria – fast.