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Syrian Civil War
Syrian Civil War news and analysis from The Nation
August 16, 2017
Charlottesville: Is America Becoming the Middle East?
Our neo-imperial wars may be coming home to roost.
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.
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July 6, 2017
Trump and Saudi Arabia Against the World
This is a formula for disaster on a global scale.
June 28, 2017
Is the Saudi Boycott of Qatar Driving It into the Arms of Iran?
Saudi overreaching just might destroy the Gulf Cooperation Council—and strengthen Iran’s regional power.
June 27, 2017
Trump’s Chaos Is Covering for Stealth Escalation Overseas
Americans are tired of wars without end. But the reality is that we are headed into more war without public support, without a sensible strategy or a clear purpose.
Katrina vanden Heuvel
June 21, 2017
Trump’s Policy Is Clear: Civilian Casualties Don’t Matter in the War on Terror
Multiple air strikes on cities and the use of white phosphorus—a probable war crime—guarantee a growing death toll.
June 21, 2017
The Iran-US Drone War in Syria Could Quickly Spin Out of Control
The US attempt to control the Syria-Iraq border will prolong the bloody Syrian civil war.