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Syrian Civil War
Syrian Civil War news and analysis from The Nation
November 6, 2017
What Russia’s Syria Intervention Tells Us About Its Interference in the US Election
Playing on ethnic and racial divisions has become a hallmark of crony-capitalist Russia.
September 20, 2017
The Death of a Syrian Media Activist
Khaled al Zubi and his brother Osama could have fled to Jordan, but they chose to face threats and hardship so they could report on the war.
September 20, 2017
Report From Dera’a, Cradle of the Syrian Revolution
Perhaps because the struggle began here, its spirit has been preserved in its purest form in the south, with a free press and thriving civil society.
Khaled al Zubi
September 19, 2017
Trapped: The Desperation of Syria’s Displaced Civilians
By sealing their borders, Syria’s neighbors have blocked the escape routes of millions.
August 16, 2017
Charlottesville: Is America Becoming the Middle East?
Our neo-imperial wars may be coming home to roost.
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August 3, 2017
ISIS’s Days in Syria Are Numbered, but Does Trump Have More Wars to Fight There?
Both Damascus and Ankara are afraid Washington may establish a long-term military base in the Syrian Kurdish northeast.
July 27, 2017
A US-Led Coalition Is Bombing Civilians Out of Raqqa
As the battle continues in Raqqa, civilians have two choices: flee or die.
July 26, 2017
Was Trump Wrong to End the CIA’s Train-and-Equip Program in Syria?
Why the rush to condemn Trump’s only smart decision since taking office?
July 12, 2017
Meet the Syrian Activists Fighting ISIS—With Cameras
In Matthew Heineman’s
City of Ghosts
, freedom of the press is a matter of life or death.
July 6, 2017
Trump and Saudi Arabia Against the World
This is a formula for disaster on a global scale.