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Bashar al-Assad news and analysis from The Nation
May 30, 2019
How One Man Survived Syria’s Gulag
Like thousands of others, Omar Alshogre was repeatedly tortured in Bashar al-Assad’s prisons—but unlike so many, he got out. Now he’s telling the world about the regime’s industrial-scale brutality.
January 17, 2019
Tulsi Gabbard’s Deceptive Foreign Policy
The Hawaii congresswoman’s anti-interventionism masks an affinity for authoritarians, nationalists, and Islamophobes.
December 21, 2018
For Once, Trump Isn’t Wrong
US intervention in Syria has been a disaster. Withdrawing troops from the region is the right thing to do.
October 17, 2018
Syria Moves One Step Closer to Ending the Civil War
Each player had its reasons for not going forward with a cataclysmic offensive against the last rebel stronghold, in Idlib.
September 5, 2018
The Syrian War Is Still Raging, but the Battle Over Reconstruction Has Already Begun
Russia is pushing for Western funding—with little success.
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July 11, 2018
Horror in Southern Syria, as 300,000 Flee a Government Assault
The Assad regime has indeed won—it has won the war against its own people.
April 17, 2018
Trump’s Attack on Syria Shows the US Still Considers Itself a Global Policeman
Whatever the stated rationale for the air strikes, the bottom line is that they are a violation of international law and of our own Constitution.
Katrina vanden Heuvel
April 16, 2018
Trump Just Launched Another Illegal Attack Against Syria
Administration hard-liners are putting US national-security interests in grave jeopardy.