Tagged: syrian civil war
When it came to race, climate, or diplomacy, Obama was like a visitor from the future. On trade and intervention, however, he was often stuck in the past.
Trump and Putin are forging a noxious alliance that gives an international platform to white supremacists and crusading Islamophobes.
As refugees take the Olympic stage, the wars that sent them running for their lives continue apace.
Some see Putin's Russia as a counterweight to U.S. global meddling. But Moscow is increasingly mimicking Washington's worst behavior.
For better or worse, the refugee crisis underscores that Turkey is part of Europe. Pretending otherwise could have disastrous consequences.
For too long Moscow and Washington have tried to out-muscle each other by escalating the Syrian war. Now, for once, they've got a chance to escalate their efforts to end it.
In a world awash with weak states, powerful weapons, and crumbling institutions, conflicts can easily continue for generations — and perhaps never end.
Our wildly inflated fear of terrorism is a self-fulfilling prophecy.
The Islamic State's latest atrocities are a calculated effort to bring the war in Syria home to the countries participating in it.
Washington is one of the most active players in Syria's civil war, but it's accepted effectively 0 percent of the conflict's refugees.