Tagged: syrian civil war
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.
Putin’s attempt at "shock and awe" in Syria has all the hallmarks of failed U.S. interventions of the past
The chain of events set into motion by the U.S. invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq is reaching its logical conclusion — the disintegration of multi-ethnic states and a great expulsion of innocents.