Syrian Civil War
There are finally boots on the ground in Syria; they just happen to be Russian.
Ankara’s decision to intervene directly in Syria further complicates an already complex battlefield dynamic, and it risks repercussions for Turkey’s internal and external security.
Islamic State is certainly different from many of the terrorist groups that preceded it. But is it actually a state?
The Turkish government is considering deploying troops to create a “buffer zone” along its southern border with Syria, and it is clear that the intended target of such a move would be the Syrian Kurds, not Islamic State.
The Syrian civil war has created a strategic dilemma for Israel: Is the collapse of the Assad regime worth the risk of what might replace it?
Recent movements, attacks, and territory shifts in the Syrian civil war.
Had Bashar al-Assad gone into exile, the ISIS Caliphate would be based in Damascus rather than the middle of nowhere.
John Rosenthal argues that recent Western foreign policy missteps in Libya and Syria have fueled the rise of radical Islam.
2015 projects to be another difficult year for the Middle East, with old vacuums widening and a few new ones opening up.
With all eyes on Kobane, the Turkish government decided to launch on attack not on the Islamic State fighters besieging the town, but the Kurds desperate to defend it.