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Syrian Civil War
Syrian Civil War news and analysis from The Nation
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.
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.
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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.
October 18, 2019
Trump’s Support May Be Dwindling, but His Assault on Regulations Continues
The administration is planning to sabotage environmental oversight on public lands, privatize elements of the national park system, and stall the replacement of contaminated drinking-water pipelines.
October 15, 2019
Give Us One Debate About War and Peace
We need to know what the candidates think about the global chaos of undeclared wars, ill-defined missions, and the abandonment of those missions in places like Syria.
October 11, 2019
Our Maniac in the White House: Tales of Woe and Resistance
Trump is inflicting enormous damage with his great and unmatched idiocy. But California continues to dance to its own tune, with a raft of progressive legislation.