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Howard Fineman

U.S. Plans To Inch Up Role In Syria | Howard Fineman | Posted 02.21.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -– Kiev is burning, but Damascus, Homs and Aleppo are dying. There’s little the U.S. can do about Ukraine -- it’s literally Russia...

Syria Lurches From Bad to Worse

Allan Topol | Posted 03.11.2014 | World
Allan Topol

At this point, we have no ally in Syria with any strength or credibility. The U.S. has a choice of backing the Islamic Front, which it finds repugnant, or it can acquiesce to Assad's continued rule. Another bad choice. The January peace conference in Switzerland will be a farce if it even occurs.

Joshua Hersh

Syria's Humanitarian Quagmire Worsens, U.N. Official Reports | Joshua Hersh | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

GAZIANTEP, Turkey -- In this small Turkish city near Syria's northern border, aid workers complain that the humanitarian disaster unfolding just 45 mi...

Turkey Seizes Truckload Of Warheads Near Syria Border

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

ISTANBUL, Nov 7 (Reuters) - Turkey seized a truck loaded with 1,200 rocket warheads and other weapons near the border with Syria on Thursday and det...

Turkey in Disarray

Allan Topol | Posted 12.28.2013 | World
Allan Topol

In an effort to make himself the leader of the Islamic Middle Eastern world, Erdogan decimated that relationship which has cost Turkey in terms of shared intelligence about hostile neighbors including Iran.

Turkey's Arms Purchase Should Jolt U.S. Alliance Policies

Ivan Eland | Posted 12.23.2013 | World
Ivan Eland

Obsolete and entangling alliances have indeed kept the United States "in" these regions with a significant military presence long after the Cold War ended.

Why Assad Will Win

Allan Topol | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Allan Topol

Now, after more than 100,000 dead and hundreds of thousands more uprooted from their homes or taking refuge in Turkey and Jordan, the muddled situation is becoming clearer.

In Lebanon, Refugees and Residents Alike Struggle to Survive

Sharon Waxman | Posted 08.31.2013 | World
Sharon Waxman

While the humanitarian community must first respond to the most vulnerable refugees -- women, children and those not registered with the UN -- it must take a long-term view. This requires stepped up support for local social service providers.

Syria Issues Turkey Travel Warning, Irony Ensues

The Huffington Post | Sara Gates | Posted 06.03.2013 | World

In an odd announcement that has led some to point out the irony of the situation, Syria issued a Turkey travel warning, cautioning its citizens to avo...

An Unwelcome Anniversary for Syrians

Ned Colt | Posted 05.15.2013 | World
Ned Colt

Somehow, we need to do more to maintain a focus on the humanitarian disaster that is Syria, and to provide a tiny flicker of hope that the worst will soon be over.

The Arab Summer

Ian Bremmer | Posted 03.10.2013 | World
Ian Bremmer

The furious protests that have toppled autocrats and roiled politics across North Africa and the Middle East for the past two years will enter a new phase in 2013.

Reports: 2 Syrian Generals Defect

AP | SUZAN FRASER | Posted 02.27.2013 | World

By SUZAN FRASER, The Associated Press ANKARA, Turkey -- Officials at Turkey's Foreign Ministry say two Syrian air force generals have defected and ...

Panetta Reportedly Signs Order To Send Missiles To Turkey

AP | ROBERT BURNS | Posted 02.12.2013 | World

INCIRLIK AIR BASE, Turkey -- The U.S. will send two batteries of Patriot missiles and 400 troops to Turkey as part of a NATO force meant to protect Tu...

Turkey Urges Muslim States To Recognize Syria Opposition

Reuters | Posted 11.15.2012 | World

DJIBOUTI, Nov 15 (Reuters) - Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu called on Muslim nations to recognise a fledgling Syrian opposition coalition on...

Assad's Forces Intensify Attacks As Rebels Gain

Reuters | Posted 12.14.2012 | World

By Angus MacSwan BEIRUT, Oct 14 (Reuters) - Syrian government forces have dropped Russian-made cluster bombs over civilian areas in ...

Turkey Condemns U.N. Over Syria Inaction

Reuters | Posted 12.13.2012 | World

* Erdogan says U.N. Security Council inaction encouraging Assad * Syrian gov't forces hit rebels with air power, artillery ...

Turkey Scrambles Fighter Planes To Syria Border

Reuters | Posted 12.12.2012 | World

HACIPASA, Turkey, Oct 12 (Reuters) - Turkey scrambled two fighter planes to the border with Syria on Friday after a Syrian military ...

Syria Vows To 'Crush' Rebels As Tension With Turkey Rises

Posted 12.06.2012 | World

From AP/CP: BEIRUT - Syria's military will "crush" armed rebels, President Bashar Assad's defense minister warned Saturday, as the regime shelled r...

Turkey, Syria and the Geopolitics of Identity

Peter Henne | Posted 12.05.2012 | World
Peter Henne

The Syrian shelling of Akcakale -- a Turkish village on the Syrian border -- and Turkey's military response against Syrian targets was shocking. How did the Turkish-Syrian relations go from close-and-getting-closer to on-the-brink-of-war?

The Lonely Man of the Middle East

Stanley Weiss | Posted 10.27.2012 | World
Stanley Weiss

That the leader of secular, democratic Turkey -- a long-time U.S. ally and member of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization -- has managed to out-Putin Putin when it comes to steamrolling civil liberties the past ten years is just the beginning of the way politics is changing on the Black Sea.

Syrian Refugee Numbers Rise Sharply

AP | Posted 08.17.2012 | World

GENEVA -- The U.N. refugee agency says there has been another sharp rise in Syrian refugees fleeing to Turkey and that the numbers headed to Jordan &n...

Clinton: Turkey, U.S. Weigh No-Fly Zones In Syria

Reuters | Posted 10.11.2012 | World

ISTANBUL, Aug 11 (Reuters) - The United States and Turkey are considering imposing no-fly zones and other steps to help Syrian rebel forces as the c...

Clinton To Visit Turkey For Syria Talks

AP | MATTHEW LEE | Posted 08.05.2012 | World

LILONGWE, Malawi -- U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will visit Istanbul this coming week for talks with Turkish officials over the wors...

Turkey Struggles To Cope With 44,000 Syrian Refugees

Reuters | Posted 09.24.2012 | World

By Suleiman Al-Khalidi KILIS, Turkey, July 25 (Reuters) - Tempers are running short in Syrian refugee camps just inside Turkey, where...

Turkey Closes Syrian Border To Trade

Reuters | Posted 09.24.2012 | World

By Ozge Ozbilgin ANKARA, July 25 (Reuters) - Turkey has closed its border gates with Syria to commercial traffic due to worsening secu...