The Irak war’s heritage is an anti-interventionist position across Democrats and Republicans in the United States, at least for the moment, besides special operations
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The UN has no sanctions against the Assad regime, so they can provide aid if [the regime] allows
What has arrived so far is not even close to being enough
Russia, backed by China, has been limiting international humanitarian assistance for years, in an attempt to deplete rebel-held areas and redirect aid toward Damascus
Without Bab al-Hawa, there is little prospect of getting cross-border aid into northwestern Syria, where the crossing is
It may be counter-intuitive, but the path towards meeting these U.S. and Western interests rests on getting a deal between the different actors before new escalation erupts.
Aslı Aydıntaşbaş and Julien Barnes-Dacey write about a new path for Syria’s Kurds
We’ve just gone to the brink of civil war and I wonder if, when things settle down and everybody takes a deep breath, if anyone will be held accountable?
This past week is a wake-up call to remind everyone that Iraqi politics isn’t black and white, and everyone is armed, so we need to be careful
Whatever it does mean, in typical Sadrist fashion, there is always backtracking expected
He’s made such a show, going into the Green Zone and occupying parliament