The world may never agree on chemical weapons attacks. Buzz Lanthier-Rogers explains why that cannot, and does not, stop us from acting.
Is More at Stake for Russia’s Involvement in Syria than the West’s?
Are Russia’s aggressive actions in Syria making the Northern Caucasus safer or will there be a backlash of violence?
NATO Has No Good Options in Syria
The West’s ability to influence the Syrian civil war is very limited. In the interest of relieving suffering, the first thing we must do is dispel some myths about what is possible.
The Dichotomy: Russia’s foray into the Middle East
Is Syria Russia’s gateway to the Middle East? Sha Lalapet analyses Syrian-Russian relationship and the reasons behind why Russia is expanding in the Middle East.
The Scorched Earth: Aleppo
What has become of Aleppo, one of the world’s oldest cities in Syria? Sha Lalapet traces its historical significance and explains its current state in light of the Syrian conflict.
Analysis: The Broken Ceasefire in Syria
How did the Syrian ceasefire change relations between US and Russia? Sha Lalapet analyses the week-long Syrian ceasefire and the international implications that unfolded as a result.
Autocrats against Rebels against Terrorists: The Difficulty of Creating Peace in Syria
Will the ceasefire succeed? Michele Di Leo analyzes why the chaos in Syria means that a long-term plan for peace will be difficult to create.
Why the ICC cannot Prosecute ISIS
Claudia Nieroda discusses the International Criminal Court’s lack of power behind prosecuting ISIS.
Democracy at the Point of Bayonets: Can Regime Change Stabilize Syria?
Western military forces have demonstrated that they are effective in implementing regime change. But such regimes failed to foster stability or eradicate jihadist extremism, and thus, war persists and blood is still spilt. Jayson Derow discusses why the overthrowing of the Assad government will not ease tensions within the Syrian civil war or the battle against ISIS.
The Kremlin and Russian Media
Ben analyzes the influence of Russian media on the current conflict in Syria