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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
Put simply, Assad needs reinforcements, ones from a modern, mechanized military. Putin and Assad have apparently reached an agreement to make this happen.Read more
The horrific sieges and restrictions of humanitarian agencies have created a need for creative ways to get food and water and badly needed medical supplies into areas that are hard to reach.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
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