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How to Resolve the Syrian Crisis and Alleviate the ISIS Threat

Seyed Hossein Mousavian | Posted 03.30.2017 | World
Seyed Hossein Mousavian

While the self-proclaimed Islamic State has lost a significant amount of its territory and leadership, including its second-in-command, Brussels shows that it will become even more aggressive in its foreign operations as it loses ground, with some stating the attack is an indication of panic in the group. Here are seven suggestions that may help resolve the civil war in Syria, end the refugee crisis and alleviate the terrorist threat posed by ISIS to Europe and the rest of the world.

Five Years on, We Must Focus on the Victims of Syria's Atrocities

David Crane | Posted 03.15.2017 | World
David Crane

While peace and post-conflict efforts are in their infant stages, the international community must begin thinking about redress for Syrian civilians when the fighting ends. The people of Syria must not feel that they are alone in their suffering, and it is incumbent on those who value the rule of law to stand up and pledge that some day justice will be done. After all, noncombatants in this conflict have endured some of the most horrific atrocities the civilized world has ever witnessed.

Why Russia Perceives Syria as Its Front Line

Alastair Crooke | Posted 10.28.2016 | World
Alastair Crooke

BEIRUT -- In Syria, Putin is trying to force the issue of Russia's place in the world today, to burst free from the post-war situation in which Russia found itself trapped. It is a gamble, because the gesture itself -- if successful -- will shape the Middle East and global geopolitics much more widely.

Should America Act on Syria?

Zhivargo Laing | Posted 11.06.2013 | Politics
Zhivargo Laing

More often than not, America has been the proverbial Good Samaritan turning to the man in need rather than away from him. Each instance is a matter of deep soul-searching as a nation, counting the cost of helping, of intervening.

Syria: Despite Denials, More Cluster Bomb Attacks

Human Rights Watch | Posted 12.23.2012 | World
Human Rights Watch

(New York) – Mounting evidence shows that Syria’s air force is continuing to drop cluster bombs on towns across five governorates despite the Syri...

Syria: New Evidence Military Dropped Cluster Bombs

Human Rights Watch | Posted 12.14.2012 | World
Human Rights Watch

New evidence has emerged that the Syrian air force has used cluster munitions in recent days. Many of the strikes were near the main highway that runs through Ma'arat al-Nu'man, the site of a confrontation between government and rebel forces this week.