BASHAR AL-ASSAD

8.23.19

How Assad Played the US, Committed Brutal War Crimes and Won the Syrian Civil War

Officials are still divided over what the course of action should have been, but most agree the US strategy was a failure.

7.11.17

Here's How that Trump-Putin Ceasefire in Syria Is Working Out

Is it good for the US? What about Moscow? An expert breaks down the biggest actual policy to come out of the Trump-Putin bromance so far.

4.4.17

Trump Somehow Blamed a Syrian Gas Attack on Obama

After a tragedy got the world's attention, the administration released a strange statement.

4.18.16

Return to Rojava

Despite ongoing attacks by ISIS and threats from President Bashar al-Assad, as many as 100,000 Kurdish Syrian civilians have returned to Rojava.

10.1.15

We Asked a Military Expert What the Hell Putin Is Up to in Syria

Sure, we'd all like to see Putin take on the Islamic State in a steel cage – but we asked an expert what he wants, realistically.

9.2.15

I Spent the Day at a Greek Refugee Camp

Two-thirds of all those fleeing to Greece land on the small island of Lesvos – just one stage on their long, arduous journey to find sanctuary in mainland Europe.

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6.22.15

What's It Like to Have a Dictator for Your Dad?

At least your dad never threatened to feed you to the crocodiles.

3.24.15

The Canadian Government Has a Difficult Case to Make for Legally Bombing Syria

As Ottawa mulls bombing Syria, the legal case for intervention is basically: ¯\_(ツ)_/¯.

12.18.14

Those Who Face Death

Over the summer I embedded with a unit of the Peshmega, the Kurdish troops fighting the Islamic State in northern Iraq.

11.26.14

Refugee Chefs: Roudi

Roudi Chikho shares his story of how he narrowly escaped death in his homeland of Syria, and how he found work in one of the UK's finest Middle Eastern restaurants.

6.27.14

Caught Between ISIS and Assad

Young Syrians are cobbling together a future in the wasteland of refugee camps.

6.12.14

Journey to Golan

Fighting for control of the disputed border between Israel and Syria.

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