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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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Walter Russell Mead & Staff

Regular readers know the answer: not very effective at all.

Horn of Africa

…and that may not be such a bad thing.

The Inauguration

As Donald Trump takes the oath, an essay on the historical forces that have shaped this moment by Walter Russell Mead.


Clearly a lot of frustration for the outgoing American President has been stored up in the Russian psyche.

the roots of populism

If the term “intellectual” only encompasses thinkers on the Left, then it is only natural that right-wing populists would turn it into a slur.

Rebuilding America

Paul Ryan will target $40 in private investment for every $1 his caucus approves in infrastructure spending.

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