Post Tagged with: "Syria"

No Longer Fit for Purpose: Syria and the International Normative Architecture

No Longer Fit for Purpose: Syria and the International Normative Architecture

The British-French-American attacks on Syria show the impotence of the UN in checking war crimes by Syria and preventing the illegal use of force by major powers.

Image by Montecruz Foto

Turkish-American Relations and the Kurdish Thorn of Syria

Turkey’s fight against the YPG and capture of Afrin serves as a catalyst for the expansion of Turkish power in Syria and puts poor Turkish-U.S. relations at further risk.

Image by Thorsten Strasas

Turkey’s Operation Olive Branch: Why is Turkey Attacking the YPG in Syria?

Turkey has entered Syria’s Afrin district to combat the YPG in order to guarantee security at the border as well as its place at the table of Syrian peace talks.

Geopolitics of the Lebanese Crisis: Economic and Energy Perspectives

Geopolitics of the Lebanese Crisis: Economic and Energy Perspectives

Effective governance in Lebanon provided fewer opportunities for regional actors to intervene in the country keeping it aloof from the power struggle in the region.

What Has Russia Achieved in Syria?

What Has Russia Achieved in Syria?

Syrian intervention has showcased to the world that Russia is again a military power to be reckoned with, capable of sustaining a military campaign far from its borders.

Interview – William Schabas

Interview – William Schabas

Prof. William Schabas discusses his new book project, the ICC’s jurisdiction, its relationship with the United States and enthusiasm for international criminal justice.

The Imponderables of Middle Eastern Diplomacy

The Imponderables of Middle Eastern Diplomacy

Unlike almost every other conflict, where borders have been inscribed in earlier agreements, those between Israel and Palestine have changed dramatically – with each change shrinking Palestine.

The Effect of the Intervention in Libya on the International Debate about Syria

The Effect of the Intervention in Libya on the International Debate about Syria

The intervention in Libya was seen by non-Western states as a dangerous legal precedent undermining the status state sovereignty had been given under international law.

Interview – Michael Stephens

Interview – Michael Stephens

RUSI’s Michael Stephens answers questions on the recent referendum in Iraqi Kurdistan, Trump’s Middle East policy, developments in Syria and the Iran nuclear deal.

Turkey’s Unholy Alliance in Syria

Turkey’s Unholy Alliance in Syria

Turkey’s new doctrine sees the future of the country in a coalition with Russia and China. Turkey’s NATO membership is no longer a priority for this ‘unholy alliance’.

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