Post Tagged with: "Assad"

Donald Trump’s Legitimacy Crisis following the Syria Bombing

Donald Trump’s Legitimacy Crisis following the Syria Bombing

The answer to the Syrian issue lies not in unilateralism, nor the UN Security Council, but in invoking the UN General Assembly’s Uniting for Peace Resolution.

Remembering the ‘Forgotten’ Kurds in Syria

Remembering the ‘Forgotten’ Kurds in Syria

Under Assad, Syrian communities were often segmented based ethnicity, religion and politics. Autonomy appears to be achieving reconciliation, in spite of the ongoing war.

Syria and the Crisis of Humanitarian Intervention

Syria and the Crisis of Humanitarian Intervention

The human suffering in the Syrian crisis since February 2011 is, above all, a tragedy for the Syrian people, but also demonstrably a crisis of international intervention.

Syria and the Responsibility to Protect

Syria and the Responsibility to Protect

Syria has thrown up challenges, but not thrown out the R2P. There is an interest in clarifying the norm to prevent misuse but no demand to rescind the norm.

Syria: Par for the Course

Syria: Par for the Course

When all else fails, an agreement to meet again is trumpeted as success. If the talks fail, they should do so in a way that leaves open the possibility of reconvening.

Edited Collection – R2P, Syria and Humanitarianism in Crisis

Edited Collection – R2P, Syria and Humanitarianism in Crisis

A free edited volume bringing together the leading voices on R2P & humanitarian intervention to examine the doctrine’s validity in the context of Syria’s humanitarian emergency.

How War Weary Are We?

How War Weary Are We?

The Iraq and Afghanistan wars have made the U.S. public war weary, which is constraining Obama’s efforts to mobilize support for a strike against the Assad regime. But, how accurate is this picture?

Lessons From WWI

Lessons From WWI

Next year marks the Centenary of the First World War. Watching the tragic events unfold in Syria provokes one to think of the lessons learned from the carnage brought about by WWI.

Egyptian and Syrian Civil-Military Relations

Egyptian and Syrian Civil-Military Relations

The civil-military relations in Egypt and Syria help explain their domestic strife and the expected outcome after this ends. Both countries will face problems until these relations are resolved.

War in Syria: The Proxy Element

War in Syria: The Proxy Element

While there is a strong element of a proxy war behind the fighting in Syria, the forces and interests involved are best understood in terms of inter-state relations going back more than a decade.

Syria’s Agony: Situation and Outlook, Winter 2013

Syria’s Agony: Situation and Outlook, Winter 2013

After two years of a crisis that has irrevocably changed the Levant, it is worth taking stock of regime and opposition, reviewing primary responsibility for the devastation, and assessing prospects, with or without intervention.

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