Syrian Civil War
Reprisal attacks against the Syrian government and renewed refugee flows into Europe are just two of the potential consequences of a deadly airstrike on Turkish troops in Idlib.
Turkey and Russia’s divergent interests in northern Syria can no longer be glossed over.
Recounting the events surrounding the latest foreign policy upheaval to consume Washington D.C.
Protracted guerilla war, rebooted alliances, a resurgent ISIS, and humanitarian tragedy could all be in the cards.
Opposition to Turkey’s geopolitical power play in the Eastern Mediterranean is mounting, but there’s no sign that Ankara will be backing down anytime soon.
Turkey-Russia cooperation is under strain as the Syrian regime intensifies its attempts to re-take the last major rebel stronghold in the civil war.
Russia’s infamous mercenary outfit is an effective mix of old and new.
It will take direct and unified intervention, not tweets and condemnation, if the West is to head off a humanitarian catastrophe in Idlib.
Peace plans for long-running conflicts must include provisions for the survivors of sexual violence, and Syria is no exception.
It may be hard admit given the US president’s woeful foreign policy record, but Trump is right on Syria: it’s time for the United States to get out.