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With Assad preparing a major offensive on the last rebel stronghold, the United States must offer a path forward.
Aslı U. Bâli, Aziz Rana
As the Trump–Putin summit made clear, U.S. policy in Syria has always been about grand strategy—never about what would actually help the people on the ground.
President Obama and his national security staff discuss the situation in Syria, August 30
The chemical weapons ban should have been made universal years ago.
The Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov said on Monday that “the use of force without the
When state order collapses, every confessional or ethnic group asks one question: Who will protect us now?
Photo by Thierry Ehrman / Flickr(cc)
Reports from Syria often casually refer to Bashar
Elizabeth Shakman Hurd
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