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Obama Administration Disowns Pentagon’s $500 Million Program To Train Syrian Rebels

The New York Times | Mehreen Kasana | Posted 10.09.2015 | Politics

LONDON — The Obama administration has ended the Pentagon’s $500 million program to train and equip Syrian rebels, administration official...

Iran and U.S. to Intensify Tactical Cooperation

Dr. Majid Rafizadeh | Posted 10.05.2015 | Politics
Dr. Majid Rafizadeh

Since the U.S does not have clear and detailed policy towards the conflicts in the Middle East, and since the U.S policy is currently anchored in the wait-and-see foreign policy, Washington is more willing to delegate the task of fighting the Islamic State or resolving the crisis in Syria and Yemen, to Tehran and Moscow or other nations.

Putin Scores Another Much-Needed Win in Syria

Ian Bremmer | Posted 10.05.2015 | World
Ian Bremmer

Times are hard in today's Russia. At some point, Russians will expect their powerful leader to deliver better times at home. To delay that day of judgment a little longer, Putin needs victories -- particularly those that burnish Russia's image as a world power. Once again, he's getting them. For now, he's on a roll -- and an international force to be reckoned with.

Russia Says Its Airstrikes In Syria Are Perfectly Legal. Are They?

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 10.01.2015 | World

Every week, The WorldPost asks an expert to shed light on a topic driving headlines around the world. Today, we speak with Marc Weller on the legalit...

America's Trillion Dollar Houses of Cards

Barry Lando | Posted 09.30.2015 | Politics
Barry Lando

Houses of cards--trillions of dollars worth of them, constructed by the U.S. and its allies over more than a decade at a huge cost in lives and treasure--are teetering across the greater Middle East.

US Official: Russia Has Started Air Strikes In Syria

Reuters | Chloe Angyal | Posted 09.30.2015 | World

MOSCOW/WASHINGTON, Sept 30 (Reuters) - Russia launched air strikes in Syria on Wednesday in the Kremlin's biggest Middle East intervention i...

Vladimir Putin Wants To Fight All 'Terror' In Syria -- Except His Brutal Buddy Bashar Assad

The Huffington Post | Akbar_Ahmed | Posted 09.28.2015 | World

UNITED NATIONS -- The international community must stand behind Syria's government to undermine the Islamic State group, Russian President Vladimir V...

Islamophobia Distracts Us From The Real Crisis

Nida Khan | Posted 09.28.2015 | Politics
Nida Khan

For all the lives lost, including thousands of our own soldiers, we as Americans must ask, what have we gained? As many families struggle to find work and put food on the table, why are trillions being spent to fund these wars and covert operations?

Iran is Offering to Resolve Yemen's War; The Agenda?

Dr. Majid Rafizadeh | Posted 09.26.2015 | Politics
Dr. Majid Rafizadeh

Iranian officials' rhetoric and tone on the Yemen crisis has slightly changed. This change was initiated because of the shift in Iran's foreign policy regarding how to use "diplomacy" and the appropriate wording in order to achieve Tehran's ideological, geopolitical and economic objectives.

Business: EU and Its Comanies Helping IRGC Terror

Dr. Majid Rafizadeh | Posted 09.16.2015 | World
Dr. Majid Rafizadeh

Short-sighted and business-driven moves by European countries and companies might bring short term benefit and profit for them, however, it will lead to long-term severe economic and geopolitical consequences that will have a grave affect on EU economic, national, and geopolitical interests.

Russia Intervenes in Syria's Civil War -- Will this Be the End for Vladimir Putin?

Sheldon Filger | Posted 09.15.2015 | World
Sheldon Filger

My question to those who still believe in the Putin myth of infallibility is this: why did the Russian president recently decide on sending his armed forces to Syria to participate in that sad country's interminable and ever more bloody civil war?

Bombings Are A Brutal Reminder Of Why Syrians Are Fleeing To Europe

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 09.15.2015 | World

Two car bombs exploded in the Syrian city of Hasaka on Monday, killing Kurdish forces, regime soldiers and more than a dozen civilians, according...

Iran Married to Both Assad and the Alawite State

Dr. Majid Rafizadeh | Posted 09.13.2015 | World
Dr. Majid Rafizadeh

Assad is not only an individual who can be replaced by someone else, but he is an indispensable part of the Syrian state; he embodies the domination of Alawite in the political establishment. The removal of Assad from power will be a strong blow to the Syrian government, and a moral boost to the oppositional and rebel groups.

U.S. Fears Russia Ramping Up Support For Assad

The New York Times | Benjamin Hart | Posted 09.05.2015 | World
Read More: Putin, Assad, World News

Russia has sent a military advance team to Syria and is taking other steps the United States fears may signal that PresidentVladimir V. Putin is plann...

Syria Names A Park After Kim Jong Un's Grandpa

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 08.31.2015 | World

North Koreans gathered Monday in the Syrian capital of Damascus, where authorities held a ceremony dedicating a park to the Hermit Kingdom's late fou...

Syrian Government Airstrike On Market Kills At Least 80, Activists Say

Reuters | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 08.16.2015 | World

BEIRUT, Aug 16 (Reuters) - A Syrian government air strike northeast of Damascus killed at least 80 people in a marketplace on Sunday, rescue workers ...

Report: Syrian Army Retreats In Key Region

Reuters | Eline Gordts | Posted 08.11.2015 | World

BEIRUT, Aug 11 (Reuters) - A Syrian military source said on Tuesday the army had retreated to new defensive lines in a region of vital strategic impo...

Syrian Army Jet Crashes Into Busy Market, Killing Dozens

Reuters | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 08.03.2015 | World

BEIRUT, Aug 3 (Reuters) - At least 27 people were killed and dozens injured when a Syrian army fighter jet crashed into a busy marketplace in the reb...

$6-$35 Billions Annually to Assad: Stronger Iran, Mightier Assad?

Dr. Majid Rafizadeh | Posted 07.28.2015 | World
Dr. Majid Rafizadeh

In the ongoing 4-year-long civil war, the Islamic Republic- one of the major bank-rollers for the Syrian government- has approximately spent between $6 and $35 billion a year in order to keep its staunchest regional ally, Bashar Al Assad in power.

Syrian Rebels Launch Major Attack In Area Vital To Assad

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 07.28.2015 | World

BEIRUT, July 28 (Reuters) - Insurgents have launched a major offensive on government-held areas in northwestern Syria in a bid to advance towards a c...

Syria's Assad Gives First Public Address In A Year

AP | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 07.27.2015 | World

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The Islamic State One Year Later: Who's Winning the War?

Joseph V. Micallef | Posted 06.29.2015 | World
Joseph V. Micallef

June 29 marks the first anniversary of the proclamation of Islamic State (IS). It has been a busy year.

An Internal Struggle: Al Qaeda's Syrian Affiliate Is Grappling With Its Identity

Charles Lister | Posted 05.31.2015 | World
Charles Lister

In taking control of Ariha, the largely Islamist Jaish al-Fateh coalition and its allied Free Syrian Army (FSA) factions have successfully imposed a near-total province-wide strategic defeat upon the Bashar al-Assad regime.

Syrians Try To Build Case Against Assad In Chlorine Attacks

AP | SARAH EL DEEB | Posted 05.23.2015 | World

BEIRUT (AP) — With only a cloth mask for protection, Firas Kayali rushed to try to rescue the residents of a house in a village in rebel-held northe...

Reports of Assad's (Pending) Demise May be Greatly Exaggerated

Lionel Beehner | Posted 06.28.2015 | World
Lionel Beehner

The end is near in Syria -- that is the optimistic headline emerging from Western news sources like the Guardian and Washington Post. While this is an encouraging sign, the trouble is we've seen this movie before.