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Syrian Civil War

What A Solution To Europe's Migration Crisis Could Look Like

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 08.22.2015 | World

Every week, The WorldPost asks an expert to shed light on a topic driving headlines around the world. Today, we speak with Demetrios Papademetriou&nb...

The Second ISIS War (2015-2024): A Historical Perspective

Joseph V. Micallef | Posted 08.21.2015 | World
Joseph V. Micallef

The willingness of the West to stand by while ISIS spread and grew stronger has never, to this day, been satisfactorily explained. In retrospect, it is obvious that by failing to destroy ISIS in its early years, the West defeated itself.

Israel Says It Killed 5 Militants In Syrian Golan Heights Strike

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 08.21.2015 | World

AMMAN/JERUSALEM, Aug 21 (Reuters) -- Israel said it killed at least five Palestinian militants in an air strike on the Syrian Golan Heights on Friday...

Staunch Syria Enclave Holds Off ISIL -- And Finds Support Online

Techonomy | Posted 08.18.2015 | World
Techonomy

The news out of Syria, however grim, includes at least one encouraging note. In northern Syria, along the Turkish border, has emerged a de facto autonomous region known as Rojava.

My Reflections on Meeting Jimmy Carter in Syria

Sami Moubayed | Posted 08.27.2015 | Politics
Sami Moubayed

During President Carter's last visit to Damascus, I was cordially invited to join him for dinner at the Four Seasons Hotel, along with three Syrian friends. "Welcome back to Damascus, Mr. President" I said, having first met President Carter at this very same hotel in December 2008.

Turkey and the Kurdish Corridor: Why the Islamic State Survives

Joseph V. Micallef | Posted 08.16.2015 | World
Joseph V. Micallef

The history of Tal Abyad is a metaphor of the Syrian civil war and of the ambivalence in the larger motives of the various actors engaged in the ongoing struggle to expel Islamic State (IS) jihadists from the region.

Don't Look Now, But the Next Bush Wants Us In Another New War in the Middle East

William Bradley | Posted 08.15.2015 | Media
William Bradley

Frankly, no one named Bush should be proposing anything in the Middle East. Especially a Bush who has 17 of 21 formally named geopolitical advisors who are alumni of the Bush/Cheney administration.

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.