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Syrian Civil War news and analysis from The Nation
November 30, 2021
For Once, Hats Off to “The New York Times”
The paper of record may be guilty of milquetoast politics, but credit is due for its brave exposure of a US war crime.
September 7, 2021
Letters From the September 20/27, 2021, Issue
Library science… Imperial tragedies…
August 30, 2021
I’m a Legal Asylum Seeker. Why Can’t I Work?
Trump-era regulations are forcing asylum seekers like me to beg for help.
June 30, 2021
The Human Cost of 10 Years of Conflict in Syria
A decade after the first shots were fired, cities are in ruins, over half a million Syrians have died, and more than ten million have been displaced.
January 12, 2021
Biden Should Think Big in the Middle East
We must address the interconnected conflicts there as the equivalent of a regional/world war. That requires an international conference under UN auspices.
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September 1, 2020
After the Beirut Blast, Hezbollah Almost Went to War
But when the smoke cleared, the Party of God was in the midst of an existential political crisis.
April 7, 2020
For Refugee Camps, Covid-19 Is a Death Sentence
So why did Trump propose a 35 percent cut in US aid to global health programs in February?
January 21, 2020
The Long-Term Consequences of Trump’s Middle East Blundering
His obsession with Iran and the assassination of Suleimani have strengthened Iran’s power in Iraq and damaged the anti-ISIS coalition.
November 27, 2019
With American Help, Lebanon Once Again Nears the Abyss
Lebanon needs change. The people demand it and even some of the leaders know it. But US involvement threatens that possibility.
October 21, 2019
There Was a Smart, Progressive Way to Withdraw From Syria
Representative Ro Khanna explains how the president’s disregard for diplomacy has failed the Kurds and prospects for real and lasting peace.