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Syrian Civil War
Syrian Civil War news and analysis from The Nation
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.
June 15, 2017
Donald Trump Is Waging a War on Children
America’s never-ending “war on terror” wreaks havoc on the physical, mental, and emotional health of kids around the world.
Karen J. Greenberg
June 9, 2017
How Trump Is Inflaming the Middle East’s Proxy Wars
He has emboldened a recklessly aggressive Saudi government, which is now destroying Yemen, imposing a blockade on Qatar—and could even stumble into war with Iran.
May 31, 2017
Ariana Grande Understands Counterterrorism Better Than Jim Mattis
Inclusiveness, not polarization, is the right approach.
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May 20, 2017
Donald Trump Committed Another Impeachable Offense This Week
And it had nothing to do with the Russia investigation.
May 15, 2017
In Tartous, Syria, Women Wear Black, Youth Are in Hiding, and Bitterness Grows
This Alawite city used to support the regime, but most now believe Assad cheated his own people by sending them into an endless, pointless war.
May 12, 2017
US Arms Syrian Kurds—and Turkey’s Erdogan Cries ‘Terrorism’ Ahead of Trump Meeting
Ankara fears it will help the Kurds form a federal ethnic province in Syria, and thus give the Turkish Kurds ideas.
April 28, 2017
Is Turkey’s War on Syrian Kurds Becoming a War on the United States?
President Erdogan seems to believe he can bully Trump into abandoning his allies in the fight against ISIS.
April 26, 2017
Militarism and Diplomacy Aren’t the Only Options in Syria
If we want to help Syrians end the war, we need to put them at the center of the conversation.