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US Pivots on Strategy in Syria

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, October 9, 2015 at 1:05pm 10/9/2015 at 1:05pm

The United States will discontinue its efforts to create a new, moderate rebel fighting force in Syria as part of the effort to “degrade and defeat” the Islamic State, the Pentag...

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Obama, Putin Spar on Syria Before United Nations General Assembly

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, September 28, 2015 at 6:15pm 9/28/2015 at 6:15pm

Today before the United Nations General Assembly, Barack Obama and Vladimir Putin sparred publicly over how their respective nations have approached a solution to crises in Ukraine and Syria. For both leaders, these speeches were an opportunity to regain control of a spiraling military, security, and human rights narrative that is...

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Assad Lashes Out at Western Powers as Migrant Crisis Intensifies

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, September 16, 2015 at 3:42pm 9/16/2015 at 3:42pm

Russia has been an important ally of Syria’s during the Assad regime’s four year struggle to maintain its hold on power. Moscow recently strengthened its support for the flailing Syrian military, and on Wednesday, Russian media broadcast a roundtable-style interview with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in which Assad placed the blame...

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More gas attacks in Syria?

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, May 8, 2015 at 11:30am 5/8/2015 at 11:30am

Earlier this month we took a look back at the 2013 sarin gas attacks in Syria. No one has ever been held accountable for those attacks, and now new allegations have surfaced of chemical weapons use against civilians in Syria.

At least one diplomat stationed in Syria is saying that the situation...

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