Syria

Another fine mess: Syria after the US exit

Turkey’s invasion means Europeans can no longer be bystanders to Syria. They must now take three urgent steps

A tribunal for ISIS fighters?

The goal of establishing an international tribunal to prosecute ISIS fighters is gaining momentum in European capitals, however, whether this aspiration can be translated into a credible policy remains to be seen

Russia’s hired guns in Africa

The involvement of Russian private military companies in Africa is rapidly growing, and with it, their political and economic influence

Will the US and Russia go to war over Syria?

The good news is that neither Washington nor Moscow sees the advantage of a showdown on Syria. The bad news is that the confrontation could still escalate. 

Syria strikes: in search of a strategy

It remains hard to see how this US administration will produce a wider strategy for Syria that both allows for meaningful impact and limits escalation.