A Syrian town of Muslims and Christians stands united amid the country's chaos.
The Obama administration likes to say it won't put "boots on the ground" in Iraq – but that's increasingly at odds with reality.
Unpaid volunteers are negotiating with Islamic State and facing military attacks as they try to save Syria's ancient cities.
Lebanon is host to well over 1m Syrian refugees, and their situation is getting ever more desperate.
Political will could have rescued Palmyra. Here's why it didn't.
Work is already underway to repair the damage to the ancient city of Palmyra in Syria, but we need to question if technology will take things too far.
The urgent need to respond to ISIS has redefined the use of "self-defense" to include attacking a nonstate threat in another country. But what are the implications of this? change?
News from Syria that the ancient town has been taken back from Islamic State is good news – but especially for Putin and Assad.
Although not an intuitive conclusion, the Brussels attacks are actually indicative of Islamic State's growing decline and desperation.
European leaders are confident that sending migrants back is legal – but is it?
The Russian president is proving he has learned what America didn't: to quit while ahead.
Refugees will continue to flee the war-torn country and Europe must do more to help.
The Russian president's announcement he will be pulling troops out of Syria has taken everyone by surprise.
Speaking to The Atlantic, the president didn't leave anything out – except the bit where thousands died and millions lost their homes.
Death toll data from the war in Syria should be treated with great caution. It's nearly impossible to provide precise numbers and assigning blame for the casualties is harder again.
In-depth research with refugees and migrants reveals that deterrent measures will not solve the crisis.
The final article of our series on the historical roots of Islamic State examines the role recent Western intervention in the Middle East played in the group's inexorable rise.
In ancient times, they were the shrines and ritual sites to the Greek gods. These days, they're astonishingly unloved and neglected.
Stopping the conflict in Syria means solving a horrible array of intertwined, intractable problems.
As the philosopher once described, states obsessed with the health of their own people often create the conditions for others to die.