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The Syrian Civil War
The Syrian Civil War
Russian Jets Pummel Ceasefire into Oblivion

Assad and Putin take by take by force what they cannot secure by negotiation.

The Syrian Civil War
Airstrike on Syrian Refugee Camp Kills 28

Russian-Assad policy of “migratory genocide” continues apace.

The Syrian Civil War
Turkey: Syrian Refugees May Be Staying

With no good end to the Syrian Civil War in sight, refugees may be putting down roots—which means Turkey faces a daunting task.

The Syrian Civil War
Good Thing No Israelis Were Present

Ten thousand Palestinians trapped without food or water by fighting in Syria.

The Syrian Civil War
Assad Regime, Russia to Attack Aleppo

Widely reported assault would signal end of truce.

The Syrian Civil War
Kurds to Declare “Federal Region” in Syria

Russia in favor, Turkey opposed, U.S. in the middle.

The Syrian Civil War
Al Qaeda Routs U.S.-Backed Rebels in Syria

Terrorists seize advanced weaponry as U.S., other rebels left FSA hanging.

The Syrian Civil War
Israeli Defense Minister: Better ISIS than Iran

If this is how they see it in Jerusalem, imagine Riyadh’s view.

The Syrian Civil War
Saudi Arabia Dispatches Fighter Jets to Turkey

Tangled web of alliances around Syrian Civil War gets another thread.

The Syrian Civil War
More Syrians Try to Flee as Aleppo Fight Looms

Repercussions of Syria are reaching Europe—and Putin knows it.

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Why We Can't Have Nice Things

Déjà vu all over again.

Public Opinion

A new Gallup poll registers big increases in respect for police, including among Democrats and nonwhites.

Asia's Game of Thrones

Both Washington and Manila are doing damage control in the wake of Duterte’s latest comments, but the real test is yet to come.


Even the New York Times is beginning to acknowledge Obama’s sorry legacy in the Middle East.

beyond blue

Financial literacy has to become a basic element of the U.S. educational system.


The inability to pass the easiest of trade deals with Canada speaks to a deeper structural crisis at the heart of the continent.

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