Post Tagged with: "Syria"

U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Matt Kirkland and a United Nations peacekeeper from Sri Lanka provide security for Haitian women receiving bags of rice for their families at a food distribution point in Carrefour, Haiti, Feb. 16, 2010. (U.S. Navy photo by Senior Chief Mass Communication Specialist Spike Call/Released)

The United Nations and Middle Eastern Security

With the presence of ISIS winding down, the war in Yemen, increasing conflict between Israelis and Palestinians and other regional issues the UN is able to fill the role of a moderating third party.

Review – Debating Humanitarian Intervention: Should We Try to Save Strangers?

Review – Debating Humanitarian Intervention: Should We Try to Save Strangers?

The authors tackle the ethical issues surrounding humanitarian intervention and the principles of sovereignty and non-intervention – from two competing standpoints.

Interview – Gary Kent

Interview – Gary Kent

Secretary of the all-party parliamentary group on the Kurdistan region, Gary Kent, discusses the group, Iraq and the Kurdish independence referendum and its consequences.

Image By Kurdish Struggle

To Avoid a Syrian Quagmire: Turkish-American Compromise and Cooperation

Negotiation and compromise between both governments and the SDF are explored as the path forward for the United States, Turkey, and anti-Assad forces.

100206-D-JB366-023

Turkish-U.S. Strategic Relations and the Syrian Civil War

The U.S. should not neglect Turkey’s security concerns in Syria, while Turkey must be ready to see the Kurdish people play a role in Syria’s political transition.

From Styria to Syria: A Return of a Thirty Years’ War?

From Styria to Syria: A Return of a Thirty Years’ War?

In IR debates, an epistemic challenge to the Westernist and the radical Orientalist orientations could come from a clear-eyed reassessment of our past wars.

Interview – Selim Koru

Interview – Selim Koru

Analyst Selim Koru shares his views on Turkey’s relations with Russia and its Western allies, its approach to Islamic State, the Kurdish PKK and the peace process.

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.

Please Consider Donating

Before you download your free e-book, please consider donating to support open access publishing.

E-IR is an independent non-profit publisher run by an all volunteer team. Your donations allow us to invest in new open access titles and pay our bandwidth bills to ensure we keep our existing titles free to view. Any amount, in any currency, is appreciated. Many thanks!

Donations are voluntary and not required to download the e-book - your link to download is below.