Syrian Civil War

Iran Ups the Stakes in Syria
Iran Ups the Stakes in Syria

For now, the border between Israel and Syria on the Golan Heights remains the most important border in the Middle East—a veritable dam holding back the tidal wave of Iranian ambition.

Turkey Starts Jihad on Syrian Kurds
Turkey Starts Jihad on Syrian Kurds

In October of last year, the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), backed by the United States, liberated the city of Raqqa from the Islamic State, who had proclaimed it to be the capital of its caliphate. Four months later, NATO member Turkey has opened a military campaign in the Syrian region Afrin against the same Kurds who led the fight against ISIS.

Iraqi Christians: The Forgotten Refugees
Iraqi Christians: The Forgotten Refugees

We as Christians are called to remember that “if one member suffers, all suffer together,” so we cannot forget these Iraqi Christian refugees.

Don’t Ask Nicely: Breaking Russia’s Alliance with Syria

Russia, Syria, and Iran have successfully defied US interests in the Middle East. It will take significant and aggressive measures to separate these allies.

Sources and Solutions: Review of Van Dam’s Destroying a Nation: The Civil War in Syria

Destroying a Nation: The Civil War in Syria by Nikolaos van Dam does not give a blow-by-blow account of the war. Instead, it explains underpinning factors which shaped the course of the Syrian Civil War and offers potential solutions to the ongoing conflict.

In the Interest of Humanity Humanitarian Intervention Syrian Civil War
In the Interest of Humanity

Determining when and where to serve “the interest of humanity” is not a science. In a broken world, American policymakers must seek the counsel of the heart and the head, aim for the achievable, and choose the least-bad option.

Pat Buchanan Blames America First

Pat Buchanan derides internationalists as dreamers disregarding his supposedly sensible neo-isolationist realism but advocates a nearly Utopian perspective.

What You Should Know About the Syria-Iran Alliance
What You Should Know About the Syria-Iran Alliance

Iran has spent billions of dollars a year propping up Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad. Why are the two regimes so close? Here’s what you should know about the Syria-Iran alliance.

Syrian Refugee Crisis: Compassion Fatigue is a Threat to America’s National Interests
Syrian Refugee Crisis: Compassion Fatigue is a Threat to America’s National Interests

The Syrian refugee crisis has reached historic proportions, and over 11 million Syrian refugees are in danger of suffering due to international compassion fatigue.