The new plan laid out by Sec. Tillerson has noble goals, but hurts U.S. credibility by overpromising.
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Many thought the splitting of al-Qaeda’s Syrian affiliate, Jabhat al-Nusra, was a public relations move, but recent revelation suggest it was an acrimonious divorce.
What should the United States and its partners do now that they've forced ISIS from it's de facto capital?
The Assad regime and its allies are trying to wrap up the Syrian civil war. It's not a happy ending and may not be an end at all.
The Assad regime says its "open for business" again, but can Syria's reconstruction avoid relapsing into a bloodier war?
The White House has provided a letter to Sen. Bob Corker detailing the Trump administration's legal analysis of the basis for airstrikes conducted in Syria in May and June 2017. The letter is available in full below.
What an expansive conception of soldier or unit self-defense means for IHL and modern asymmetric conflict.
At an April 27 hearing at the House Foreign Affairs Committee on policy options in Syria titled “After the Missile Strikes,” Charles Lister, a Senior Fellow at the Middle East Institute, cautioned the dais on the need to “not rush Raqqa.” On May 9, the Pentagon announced that indeed U.S. President Donald Trump intends to do just that.
Under what conditions may a state lawfully intervene—or otherwise act—in relation to armed conflict in Syria?