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Syria

Aleppo

What may turn out to be the last days of the siege of Aleppo have illustrated the brutal nature of the Assad regime's successful effort...
Assad

That was quite an interview that Syrian dictator Bashar Assad gave to foreign reporters. As recounted by Anne Barnard of the New York Times, it...
Raqqa

A coalition of militias and Iraqi Security Forces (to say nothing of American soldiers) is still closing in on the sprawling, ISIS-occupied city of Mosul, but...
Syria

The surest evidence that both the White House and the candidates vying to replace Barack Obama have no idea how to deal with the spiraling...
donald trump

The reasons for the refugee crisis emerging from Syria are no secret. The violence inside Syria has been horrific. It’s also no surprise that so...
Syria

The situation in Syria has gone from farce to tragedy in the space of just a few days. The farce occurred, as I previously noted, on...
Syria

It tells you something about the moral bankruptcy of U.S. policy in Syria that one of the few times the U.S. has done something right,...
Aleppo moment

Yesterday morning, Gary Johnson earned himself immortality by saying something that will be in every political blooper reel for as long as the media survive....
syria

Every once in a while one of the New York Times stumbles upon a great truth. That was the case with the piece featured on their front...
Syria

“Everyone is pursuing their own interests, not Syria’s.” If there has been a more accurate and pithy description of the problem in Syria, I have not...
chemical weapons

Diplomacy was supposed to have wiped away the shame. When President Obama backed down after he warned the Syrian government the use of chemical weapons...
Omran Daqneesh

Today, the world finds itself transfixed by the haunting image of a Syrian child brutalized by war. He is Omran Daqneesh. His exact age is unknown, but...