How to Close the Gender Gap in Peace Talks
Women’s representation is critical to lasting peace, but they are losing ground at the negotiating table.
‘Responsibility to Protect’ Is One More Casualty of the Syrian War
The conflict’s impact on the world’s ability to prevent atrocities will be felt for years to come.
It’s the Roads, Stupid
Armed checkpoints along key trade routes—not natural resources—are the key to financing rebel groups and insurgencies around the world.
Biden to Prod Putin on Syria Relief
Russia’s blockage of aid deliveries threatens to make Syria’s humanitarian disaster the worst it’s been since the war began.
The Biden-Putin Summit Can Kick-Start a Deal on Syria
Only Washington has the carrots and sticks to steer the conflict towards resolution.
Putin’s Shadow Warriors Stake Claim to Syria’s Oil
Companies linked to the Wagner group are snapping up oil and gas leases—with an eye to pumping influence, not oil.
Refugee-Run Organizations Deserve More Money
Governments tend to fund large humanitarian agencies, but small groups run by refugees are a better investment.
How Wars End
The shifting nature of war has made peacemaking more difficult. A new kind of back-channel diplomacy can help.
Don’t Kick Russia Out of the Chemical Weapons Convention Over Navalny
Doing so would be a death sentence for global nonproliferation efforts.
Assad Regime Continues Stonewalling U.S. Aid to Syria
Syrian government is using aid deliveries as a weapon, State Department reports.
A Chance to Stop Syria and Russia From Using Chemical Weapons
Moscow and Damascus have evaded all accountability, but Biden can build a coalition to change that.
10 Years On, Syrians Have Not Given Up
A survivor of regime atrocities explains why the international community must act.
U.S. Sanctions Are Killing Innocent Syrians
The Caesar Act isn’t hurting Assad; it’s harming civilians.
Nobody Knows Why Syria Matters
Why is the United States still struggling to figure out what to do about the Assad regime?
Assad’s Violence Started a Conflict That Will Burn for Decades
There’s no peace in Syria, only suffering.
Ten Years on, Will There Ever Be Justice for Syria?
As the war drags on, there are small glimmers of hope for those seeking reconciliation.
The Mice Who Caught the Cat—and Rattled the Kremlin
“We Are Bellingcat” charts the rise of the digital sleuths who have used open-source investigations to foil Russia’s intelligence agencies.
Biden’s Syria Strikes Fuel New Debate on War Powers
Democrats in Congress signaled they were uneasy with the move and are demanding answers from the White House.