With no clear end to the Syria conflict in sight , the idea of federalism, which has attracted considerable attention and controversy, is being discussed.
Over the course of five years, the uprising in Syria against President Bashar al-Assad has turned into an intractable war destabilizing the entire region.
Recent events in Syria threaten to plunge the region into a broader conflict.
With thousands of Syrian refugees continuing to arrive at the Turkish border, Ankara expects the EU and the international community to help manage the crisis.
A multipronged approach is needed stop ISIS from profiting from the oil fields under its control.
The most recent attack in Lebanon by the self-proclaimed Islamic State may reveal a broader regional expansion.
Russian military activities in Syria could create a recruitment boon for the global jihadist movement, and highlight Russia as a target for that movement, as opposed to the United States or other Western partners.
After meeting at the United Nations, will the leaders of the United States and Russia find a way to work together to end the conflict in Syria?
The increase of Russian supplies and presence in support of the Bashar al-Assad’s regime is part of the Russian plan to start negotiations on the ground to resolve the Syrian crisis.
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