Syria is emerging as a metaphor for the fragmentation and chaos that the modern world barely contains.
Problems with Turkey, Eastern Europe, and Donald Trump could tear the rickety alliance apart at the seams.
For better or worse, the refugee crisis underscores that Turkey is part of Europe. Pretending otherwise could have disastrous consequences.
Unless a tactical shift in the balance of power occurs, it is unlikely that either the regime or the rebels will gain control of Syria's entire territory.
Amidst the Middle East's ongoing conflicts and turmoil, the Kurds of northern Iraq may come out on top with an independent state.
Set to be a regional leader just two years ago, Turkey is now beset by problems with neighbors and other regional powers. What happened?
Once loosed, the dogs of war range where they will.
As Syrian society slowly disintegrates, non-aligned states from the developing world may show the way forward to a diplomatic resolution.
Although the prospects for an independent state in Syrian Kurdistan remain dim, unprecedented Kurdish autonomy will likely result from the conflict
Iraq is better known for exporting refugees than receiving them. But Syrian Kurds are increasingly crossing the border.