We must rise to stop the evil perpetuated by Putin, Assad and Khamenei, or forfeit our moral responsibility and our credibility with our friends and allies.
Reports that Iraqi Baathists, Iranian elements, and others have played a role in the workings of ISIS do not appear to be in keeping with the principle of ideological purity on which the Islamic State says it is based.
For Vladimir Putin, personal political interests always trump the interests of the Russian Federation.
Last week, we received news that President Assad's regime in Syria had used chemical weapons on its people. Volunteer emergency workers working in t...
As the new ceasefire agreed between Russia and the United States is coming into effect, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad can finally relax in the kn...
Realizing the need to counter discriminatory statements and false accusations targeting refugees fleeing their war-torn countries, grassroots movements such as I Am Syria, have made it their mission to educate students on the Syrian conflict through recent news, articles with leaders in the Syrian movements and lesson plans geared towards the youth.
The ongoing horror in Aleppo should awaken every global leader with an ounce of courage to step up and do whatever it takes to end the slaughter and inhumane suffering of the Syrian people.
Even as the "caliphate" shrinks in the Middle East, Daesh, as the group also is known, is increasing its murderous attacks on Western civilians. Washington's intervention actually has endangered Americans.
No, I am not cruel nor am I insensitive. On the contrary, I think what would have definitely been insensitive was NOT to cry upon watching the recent ...
Despite the best efforts of Russia, Iran, and the Assad regime to terrorize the city into submission, some 300,000 Syrians will be spared, for the time-being, from the onset of disease and starvation at the hands of a government still permitted to represent Syria in the United Nations.
Regardless of being against or for the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, the deal is final. The Islamic Republic enjoys the benefit of this agreement and Iran has entered into a better relationship with the world. So, the deal should not remain a one-way street.
What does it mean to rule Syria these days? What is Syria? How can one possibly measure victory in this protracted civil war, whose end is not really in sight.
The U.S. should adopt a policy of first do no harm. Stay out of the conflict. Don't add to the tragedy. Accept refugees fleeing for their lives. Provide humanitarian aid to those within reach. That would be an agenda of which Americans could be proud.
Knowledgeable, sober observers of the Syrian scene continue to worry that the Obama administration is seeking, without adequate reflection, an agreement with Russia featuring military cooperation against the al-Qaeda-affiliated Nusra Front.
The ISIS attack on the Istanbul's Ataturk airport is the result of Turkey's failed policies in the region. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan supported Islamists groups fighting against the Assad regime, thinking he could control them.
In an internal "dissent channel cable," 51 State Department officers called for "targeted military strikes" against the government of Bashar al-Assad in Syria, a proposal that President Barack Obama has thus far resisted.