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Syrian Civil War

Jessica Schulberg

Obama: No End To War In Syria Without 'Buy-In' From Iran

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 07.15.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama on Wednesday acknowledged that cooperation from Iran will be necessary for any future resolution of the civil war...

What Has Become of Syria?

Daniel Raphael | Posted 07.14.2015 | College
Daniel Raphael

We can only hope that the war ends quickly and peace returns to Syria. As I write that statement I know it is idealistic and facile, for it is likely to be years if not decades before peace returns in Syria.

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.

Sophia Jones

ISIS' Latest Conquest Has Dark History Of State Torture And Abuse

HuffingtonPost.com | Sophia Jones | Posted 05.22.2015 | World

ISTANBUL -- When Dr. Bara Sarraj heard that Islamic State militants had overrun the city of Palmyra and its ancient desert ruins, he began to cry. ...

America, Turkey and Saudi Arabia Are Pouring Fuel on the Fire in Syria

Behlül Özkan | Posted 05.14.2015 | World
Behlül Özkan

ISTANBUL -- The U.S., Turkey and Saudi Arabia have effectively created a new Afghanistan on the shores of the Mediterranean.

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.

What Do Syrians Want? Q & A on the Syrian Freedom Charter

Danny Postel | Posted 06.09.2015 | World
Danny Postel

The Syrian Freedom Charter is a national unity document based on tens of thousands of face-to-face interviews with Syrians, in every governorate of the country, about what kind of society they want.

Syrian President Bashar Al Assad Says Media Is Responsible For 'Malicious Propaganda'

The Huffington Post | Jackson Connor | Posted 03.30.2015 | Media

Earlier this year, the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons found "with a high degree of confidence" that chlorine gas had been used i...

Syrian Army Helicopter Crashes; Crew Captured By Rebels

Reuters | Posted 05.22.2015 | World

AMMAN, March 22 (Reuters) - A Syrian military helicopter crashed in northwestern Syria on Sunday and at least four of its crew were captured by rebe...

Al Jazeera Covered The Fourth Anniversary Of The Syrian Civil War. No One Read It.

The Huffington Post | Jackson Connor | Posted 03.24.2015 | Media

It has been four years since civil war first broke out in Syria. In that time, the conflict has claimed over 200,000 lives, forced millions to flee fr...

The Urgent Need to Act on Syria

Widney Brown | Posted 05.18.2015 | World
Widney Brown

If the UN Security Council does not act soon to stop the carnage and ensure that those who are responsible for these systematic violations of international standards are held accountable, there is a real danger that humanitarian law -- which aims to protect civilians in the midst of war -- will be as devastated as the health care system in Syria.

14 Million Syrian Kids Are Suffering As War Enters 5th Year. Here's Who's Helping

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 03.16.2015 | Impact

Sunday marks the start of the fifth year of the civil war in Syria, which has devastated the lives of some 14 million children, according to UNICEF. ...

Sophia Jones

With World's Attention Turned To ISIS, The Syrian Regime Ramps Up Bombings On Civilians

HuffingtonPost.com | Sophia Jones | Posted 03.14.2015 | World

ISTANBUL -- In Syria’s second city of Aleppo, hell hovers in the sky. It often comes with little warning -- just the whooshing of helicopter bla...

Sophia Jones

These Activists Are Spending 40 Days Tweeting The Names Of 100,000 Killed Syrians

HuffingtonPost.com | Sophia Jones | Posted 03.11.2015 | World

ISTANBUL -- Four years into a bloody civil war, many Syrians say the revolution that erupted in March 2011 has been all but forgotten by the internati...

Pax Americana at Presidents' Day: How Go Our Wars? (And How Many Are There, Anyway?)

William Bradley | Posted 02.16.2015 | Politics
William Bradley

Even before American hegemony emerged after World War II, birthday boy George Washington's Farewell Address admonition to avoid "permanent alliances" and focus on neutrality had long since been ignored. Now we have a worldwide web of alliances, mostly of our own instigation, and involvement in a whole host of wars.

The Enemy of My Enemy: Islamic State and the Internationalization of the Syrian and Iraqi Civil Wars Part 4

Joseph V. Micallef | Posted 03.27.2015 | Politics
Joseph V. Micallef

The internationalization of the civil wars in Iraq and Syria, and their subsequent linkage, has created an exceedingly complex political environment. First, the role of the Syrian Civil War as a Sunni-Shia proxy contest that pitted Turkey, Saudi Arabia.

No Remittance: Romney's Comeback and Fade-Out Illuminate a Curious Republican Presidential Race

William Bradley | Posted 02.03.2015 | Politics
William Bradley

How strange is it that Mitt Romney suddenly announced at the end of last week that he's out of a third presidential run he'd only recently spun up? No stranger than getting back into the fray in the first place.

Obama Makes Some Progress In His Passage To India Before the Big Kowtow in Saudi

William Bradley | Posted 01.31.2015 | Politics
William Bradley

President Barack Obama made some progress on his agenda in his passage to India. But events in the Middle East and Washington demonstrated again how hamstrung his administration continues to be.

Life for Refugees in Lebanon Becoming Increasingly Harsh

Caroline Gluck | Posted 04.01.2015 | World
Caroline Gluck

Some families were in self-constructed shelters, using plastic sheets and pieces of wood. Many of their shelters had let in snow and water -- bringing misery to their inhabitants trying to stay warm. Aid agencies politely call the living conditions of these people "substandard." In truth, they are squalid and often unfit for human habitation.

The Enemy of My Enemy: Islamic State and the Internationalization of the Syrian and Iraqi Civil Wars - Part 2

Joseph V. Micallef | Posted 03.30.2015 | World
Joseph V. Micallef

The Syrian Civil War was quickly seen by the Sunni Arab states, especially Saudi Arabia and its Gulf allies, and to a lesser extent Turkey, as an opportunity to "roll back" the arc of Iranian influence in the Middle East.

Syrian Refugees: Prostitution Rises When Aid Fails

Chaker Khazaal | Posted 03.25.2015 | Impact
Chaker Khazaal

During a recent visit to Lebanon, walking along Hamra Street, I was taken back to my childhood. My father and I meandered down this road en route to my favorite spot. Constantly stopped by friends, eager to talk, it seemed to take forever to reach the Modca Cafe, and the ice cream I so eagerly anticipated.

Al Jazeera Reporter Dies In Syria

The Huffington Post | Jackson Connor | Posted 12.11.2014 | Media

Al Jazeera Arabic correspondent Mahran Al Deeri died Wednesday while reporting on fighting in Daraa, Syria, Al Jazeera Media Network announced in a st...

O' Syrian Children, We Failed You

Zaher Sahloul | Posted 01.30.2015 | World
Zaher Sahloul

Forgive us / Your innocent souls are much bigger than our guilty ones / We were not up to the task / We were too small / We failed you / We failed you...

A Thanksgiving Gift for Syria's War Victims

William Lambers | Posted 01.27.2015 | Impact
William Lambers

The war in Syria has caused a hunger emergency in the Middle East. On Thanksgiving Eve it was announced that the U.S. Food for Peace program is donating US $125 million to feed the war victims. The donation will go to the UN World Food Programme (WFP), which is feeding over four million Syrians inside the war-torn country.

The United States' Ambiguous Strategy for Dealing With ISIS

David Oualaalou | Posted 01.14.2015 | Politics
David Oualaalou

According to the White House, the decision to send additional military advisors represents a new phase of U.S. strategy in dealing with the Islamic State in Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS). To the contrary, I'll argue that this augmentation in the number of military advisors represents failure and a lack of a clear strategy for dealing with ISIS.