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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.

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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.

Interview – Max Abrahms

Interview – Max Abrahms

Max Abrahms defends his proposition that terrorism is a losing tactic, reflects on the varying motives behind terrorism, and suggests an approach for countering ISIS.

Syria and the Dawn of a New Era

Syria and the Dawn of a New Era

The Syrian crisis marks the beginning of a new era of multi-polarity; one which will be characterised by the spectacle of divisive and competitive power politics.

Gateways to Peace in Syria: Going Beyond Geneva II

Gateways to Peace in Syria: Going Beyond Geneva II

When negotiations between the US, Russia and Iran grow best in the dark, as they are bound to, Assad will realise that he is an expendable pawn in the game of nations.

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.

The Duality of Syria: Civil War and The War on Terror

The Duality of Syria: Civil War and The War on Terror

Finding a conclusion to the civil war and the ‘War on Terror’ is reliant upon fulfilling the will of the Syrian people without letting them fracture to the point of continuing civil unrest.

The Syrian Deadlock – Bashar al-Assad and Barak Obama’s Moment of Truth

The Syrian Deadlock – Bashar al-Assad and Barak Obama’s Moment of Truth

Bashar al-Assad may play his cards well and stay in power in Syria, however, the future of the Middle East – as well as the future of the Syrian campaign – is likely to be decided by Washington.

Syria and the Hegemon’s Dilemma: Ontological Insecurity vs. Imperial Overstretch

Syria and the Hegemon’s Dilemma: Ontological Insecurity vs. Imperial Overstretch

John Kerry may be right that war fatigue is no excuse for inaction in Syria, but imperial overstretch and hegemonic decline very well may be.

The Syria on the Horizon

The Syria on the Horizon

Bashar al-Assad and his circle will continue to refuse any Syria that is not theirs. There is no daylight for diplomacy here. A plausible scenario involves a war of multiple phases lasting years.

Should Western Nations Arm Syrian Rebels?

Should Western Nations Arm Syrian Rebels?

There is a compelling case for increased militarization in the ongoing Syrian crisis, but such an intervention may seriously affect the prospects of finding a political solution to the conflict.

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