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In the six months since the start of Russia’s air campaign in Syria, Moscow has achieved what the United States has not managed in almost two decades: it left a military engagement in the Middle East better off than when it went into it.Read more
Criticism of Europe’s response to the refugee crisis has been centered on the lack of European solidarity and the unwillingness of states to accept an adequate number of asylum-seekers. But due to gaps in nationality laws and inadequate EU legal safeguards, there is another crisis following close behind that could cripple a generation to come.Read more
The notion that the fighting in Syria could be ended in Moscow this week is a fools’ errand, best saved for the annals of pro-Kremlin pseudo-mediaRead more
Tragically, modern conflicts no longer end; they are caught in a perpetual cycle of enormous illicit profits, superficial interventions, and endemic violence.Read more
Since the beginning of the Syrian crisis, the trend of the international community has been to provide aid from afar. In other words, countries have generously financed the relief effort in the region, but have turned their backs on Syrians looking to resettle.Read more
The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (known as ISIS or ISIL) relies heavily on children to fight in the field, to provide general support for its forces, and to propagate its message at home and abroad.Read more