Why did so many children die in Syria in 2016? Is it a coincidence that Russia spent the year bombing hospitals there?
Is the Russian intervention in Syria going to make things better or worse? What are the possible solutions for the Syrian crisis, and can the US work with Russia to end a war that has significant consequences for the Middle East and the world at large? This week, Interpreter’s managing editor James Miller and Boston […]
LIVE UPDATES: Syrian regime forces are now reported to be on the advance supported by intense Russian air strikes on a pocket of rebel-held territory in the Hama province. The previous post in our Putin in Syria column can be found here. 43 People, Including 5 Women & 4 Children, Reportedly Killed Today In Syria […]
LIVE UPDATES: Unconfirmed reports and images from Syria indicate that the Russian air offensive has entered its second day. Comments from Dmitry Peskov, President Putin’s press secretary, indicate that the targeting of the opposition groups other than ISIS is now officially sanctioned. So far, none of the settlements reported to have been bombed are ISIS-controlled. […]
New Questions After Israeli Airstrike In Damascus 2014-12-08 18:57:50 Israel has conducted an airstrike against the heart (or, as we’ll see, perhaps it’s better described as the lungs) of the Assad regime in Syria. On Sunday, news agencies carried statements from Syrian State TV, SANAA, that earlier that day Israeli jets entered Syrian airspace and […]
The goals of the Syria peace talks in Montreux are fairly straight forward: negotiate an end to armed conflict which has cost well over 120,000 lives and has displaced a huge percentage of the population. As I argued in my overview of the conference, there is absolutely no chance for success. So far, everything that […]
The Kerry Plan Some say it was a mistake, but if it was then it was the “gaffe heard round the world.” John Kerry made a sarcastic, and possibly off-the-cuff, comment about how Syrian President Bashar al Assad might escape U.S. military attacks aimed at punishing him for using chemical weapons on August 21st: He […]