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 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.
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.
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.
What does the current ceasefire in Syria mean? Who gains what? Sha Lalapet examines the effects of the deal on regional stability and international relations.
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.
Russian activities in Ukraine and Syria share similar motivating factors. Sandy Vingoe examines Russia’s global strategy of aggressively countering threats to Russia’s political buffer states.
Michael Oshell problematizes President Bashar Al-Assad’s precarious position in Syria.
Kristyn discusses the American training of Syrian soldiers and the challenges that lay ahead.
Trevor Schenk discusses the implications of Turkey’s policy towards Syria and if it can be trusted as a reliable ally in the fight against the Islamic State.