Lacking accountability and transparency, Russia’s Wagner Group operates on various battlefields. In this article, Emily Mullin looks at the shadowy mercenary force.
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The Islamic State Mounts a Resurgence Amid COVID-19
The Islamic State (IS) may not occupy as much contiguous territory as it once did, but that has not diminished its resolve to spread global terror. Emily Mullin examines how the jihadist group is exploiting COVID-19 to gain respite, and what this means for NATO operations in the Middle East.
The Economic State of Syria
The Syrian Civil War is drawing to a close, and at long last. Since its inception in March of 2011, the conflict has provoked utter calamity on a scale not otherwise seen since World War Two. Originating from an unassuming incident, the war has spiraled out of control, with the resulting carnage leaving upwards of Read More…
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.
Defying International Law, Syria and the Islamic State Accused of Using Chemical Weapons
Despite promising to destroy its stockpile of chemical weapons, Syria has once again been accused of using the banned arms against its civilians. The Islamic State has also been accused and these accusations were levelled in a new UN report released earlier this month.
Friends in Low Places: North Koreans in the Syrian Civil War?
According to unconfirmed reports, North Korean soldiers have been aiding the Syrian government against opposition forces. Jeremy Paquin explains how military co-operation between the two unlikely allies has been going on for the past several decades, culminating in today’s Syrian conflict.
What is the Most Significant Regional Impact of the Syrian Crisis?
Our team looks at the regional effects of the ongoing Syrian civil war.
Iran’s Iraqi Proxy War and the Potential Virtues of a Tehran-Washington Partnership
Should the United States work with Iran in the fight against ISIS? Sandy Vingoe considers the benefits of such a partnership.
The Russians Are Coming: What is Moscow Doing in Syria?
Genevieve Zingg examines international strategy and diplomacy in Syria.
International Institutions and the Refugees
Discussing the refugee crisis on the international stage.