Syrian Civil War

US & Russia: Adding Fuel to the Fire in the Middle East

Air strikes in Syria, cc Flickr DVIDSHUB, modified, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

Interventions by the United States and Russia are achieving the opposite of their intended effect in the Middle East.

Russia Enters the Syrian Sweepstakes

Migturn, cc Flickr Airwolfhound, modified, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/

Russia’s recent airstrikes in Syria have led to a whole new situation on the ground in the protracted Syrian civil war, seemingly bringing further chaos in their wake.

What are Russian Airstrikes Aiming at in Syria?

Caspian, cc Russian Military

According to the US State Department, over 90% of Russian airstrikes so far have not targeted ISIS.

Putin the Opportunist

Putin painting, cc volna80 Flickr, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/

Recent moves in Syria afford Putin even more leverage over EU governments reeling from the refugee crisis.

Lavrov: Russia, U.S. to Cooperate on Islamic State

LavKer, cc Wikipedia US Department of State

A mix of cooperation and disagreement prevails as the Russian military wades into the mire of the Syrian civil war.

US Needs Modern Day Equivalent of a “Germany First” Policy for Iraq

ObamaSpeech5, cc Flickr Steve Jurvetson, modified, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

With the fundamental problems of the Syrian civil war growing in number, Iraq is critical to revamping the US’ Middle East strategy.

What Is Russia Up To in Syria?

su27, cc Flickr Dmitry Terekhov

Russia’s deepening support for the Assad regime has some experts puzzled.

In Search of a Resolution to the Syrian War, Refugee Crisis

assadgraf, cc Flickr thierry ehrmann

How does one solve a crisis that spans from superpower geopolitics, to entrenched global criminal networks, all the way down to the indelible human urge to seek a better life

Refugee Crisis Reminds Europe There is a Real War in Syria

Hungary builds border fence on its border with Serbia, cc Freedom House Flickr, modified, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

The Syrian refugee crisis can only be solved by addressing the root causes of the conflict. If not then the flow of refugees is just getting started.

Putin Doubles Down on Syria

Putin interview, cc kremlin.ru

There are finally boots on the ground in Syria; they just happen to be Russian.

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