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March 30, 2017
How the Syrian Civil War Has Transformed Hezbollah
The Lebanese Shiite militia, which has played a central role in defending the Assad regime, is now a powerful regional player.
March 29, 2017
Under Trump, the United States May Now Be Killing More Civilians Than Russia
With mass-casualty events from Raqqa to Mosul, some think the US military is scrapping rules designed to protect innocents.
March 15, 2017
While Neo-McCarthyism Spreads, US-Russian Détente May Be Unfolding
“Kremlin-puppet” allegations against Trump are said to have crippled Trump’s ability to initiate cooperative relations with Moscow—but have they?
Stephen F. Cohen
March 3, 2017
Why Does the US Continue to Arm Terrorists in Syria?
The “Stop Arming Terrorists Act” should be a top priority for the 115th Congress.
February 23, 2017
‘Oh, ISIS. They Really Don’t Like It When Women Make Problems for Them.’
Iraqi refugees talk about how they resisted the group’s reign of terror.
Anna Lekas Miller
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February 21, 2017
The Syrian Kurds and Allegations of War Crimes
Critics respond to Roy Gutman’s special report on the Syrian Kurdish militia.
February 14, 2017
China First, Russia Second, America Third: Trump’s Real Foreign Policy
Despite all his talk, the president isn’t prioritizing American interests.
Michael T. Klare
February 13, 2017
America’s Favorite Syrian Militia Rules With an Iron Fist
The Kurdish YPG recruits fighters at gunpoint, assassinates political opponents, and suppresses the media.
February 7, 2017
Have the Syrian Kurds Committed War Crimes?
This special report, which also exposes their collusion with the Assad regime, undermines their claim to be leading a democratic, open society.
January 30, 2017
Trump’s Muslim Ban Hurts US Troops and Helps Islamist Extremists
The president has enraged Middle Eastern allies who are carrying the brunt of the fight against ISIS.