A slapdash rollout and decision at odds with the international community are an uncomfortable fit for the complex and hotly contested political history of the Golan Heights.
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The U.S. and EU have made significant progress toward justice and accountability for the crimes committed by the Syrian regime and its supporters.
Germany and France have arrested former members of the Assad regime—including the most senior former official arrested so far—for serious violations of international law, including crimes against humanity.
China's economic and security interests in Syria are drawing it deeper into the Middle East.
President Trump’s unexpected announcement of U.S. withdrawal from Syria holds special significance for Washington’s Syrian- Kurdish partners, who have been essential in the fight against Islamic State.
As new U.N. Special Envoy for Syria Geir Pedersen prepares to assume his position on January 7, it is an opportune time to revisit the Syrian constitutional drafting effort and its role within the larger Syrian peace process.
The Syria deployment was never well thought out. But it is both tragic and dangerous that the U.S. deployment is ending in an even less coherent way.
Here is the Winter 2018 Supplement for Bradley & Goldsmith, Foreign Relations Law: Cases and Materials (6th ed. 2017). These materials cover, among many other things, the Supreme Court’s decision in Trump v. Hawaii (the “travel ban” case), which is excerpted with questions; the Supreme Court’s decision in Jesner v.
After more than seven and a half years of death and destruction, the prospect of accountability for the Syrian conflict is not completely hopeless.
Counterterrorism officials must be on alert for the next cause that, like in Syria, produces a surge of foreign fighters and terrorism. But they should not assume past is prologue.