Syria

Argument

War and Purgatory

What Syria can learn from Bosnia and its post-war mistakes.

Heather McRobie |

Feature

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The best stories from around the world.

FP Staff |

Report

Exclusive: U.N. Docs Expose Assad's Starvation Campaign in Syria

While food aid begins to flow into the country, many Syrians are heading into the arms of the dictator to get it. 

John Hudson |

Report

'We'll Probably Get Through This Year'

The U.N. is begging for money to help Syrians who've fled their homes, as tensions over refugees in Jordan and Lebanon heat up. But there's no solution in sight.

Nicholas Seeley |

Situation Report

FP's Situation Report: State, Pentagon clash over Syria intervention

USAID contractor announces a hunger strike in Havana; Another is arrested in Afg; Gun control an issue at the DoD; What do artists, bug splats and the drone war have in common?; and a bit more.

Gordon Lubold with Nathaniel Sobel |

COLUMN

If We Can Let Syria Burn, Have We Learned Anything at All from Rwanda?

The legacy of genocide and why humanitarian intervention still needs a president that's compelled to act.

James Traub |

COLUMN

Congratulations, You Have Been Martyred!

Syria's jihadists take on Flappy Bird with new low-tech games that target enemies in Iran and Saudi Arabia.

Michael Peck |

Argument

The Saudi Problem and the Head of the Snake

Does Obama still have pull over Riyadh, when the king's point man -- Prince Bandar -- is pulling the strings from afar?

Simon Henderson |

Dispatch

The Emirate of Lost Souls

For Syrians fleeing the horrors of war back home, Dubai's comforts can be a bit unsettling.

Elizabeth Dickinson |

Situation Report

FP's Situation Report: Militants in Syria raise Western fears

Hagel hires an ethics officer; Sub exercises in the Arctic; The North goes ballistic; Snowden scores; Taliban victories overrated; and a bit more.

Gordon Lubold |

Dispatch

Under a Barrel

Why the world must stop Bashar al-Assad from indiscriminately raining crude barrel bombs down on Syrian civilians.

Lama Fakih |

Situation Report

FP's Situation Report: U.S. to open spigot of assistance to Syria

A shooting in Norfolk; Why the malware market is thriving; The challenge of finding the black box; Will Sinclair retire as a one-star?; and a bit more.

Gordon Lubold |

Argument

Throwing Windmills at the Wyndham

While the Syrian opposition brawls in an Istanbul hotel, the battlefield fighting is increasingly within the rebel camp.

Susannah George |

Dispatch

You Win Some, You Lose Some

As moderate rebels beat back Islamist radicals in Syria, Assad gains.

Muhammad Ali |

Dispatch

The Frontman vs. al Qaeda

Meet Jamal Maarouf, the West's best fighting chance against Syria's Islamist armies.

Susannah George |

Report

Snap Poll: The View from the Ivory Tower

Nearly a thousand scholars weigh in on Ukraine vs. Russia, trusting Syria, and how the Pentagon manages its money.

Daniel Maliniak |

COLUMN

Red Sea Déjà Vu

Israel's seizure of an Iranian cargo ship carrying weapons this week should be a wake-up call. It's the same, old bad behavior.

Aaron David Miller |

Report

Front to Back

The most powerful rebel alliance in Syria -- the Islamic Front -- is on the verge of collapse.

Hassan Hassan |

Argument

The Corridor of Death

How the Syrian government's use of snipers against its own citizens gives the lie to its talk of fighting terrorism.

Zaher Sahloul |

COLUMN

Is the United States Playing 'Small Ball'?

Obama is wrestling with Iran, Syria and Israel -- what happened to all the big stuff?

Stephen M. Walt |

Slide Show

'What News of the Village?'

Sometimes, the only news coming off the front lines of Syria's civil war is sent via text message.

Liam Maloney |

Argument

Letting Syria Starve While Sochi Shines

While Putin basks in the Olympic glow, Russia obstinately blocks aid to Syrian civilians in desperate need.

Mark Malloch-Brown |

Argument

Eyes on the Prize

The Arab world's most prestigious literary award is thriving; whether anyone's actually reading the shortlisted books is another matter.

M. Lynx Qualey |

COLUMN

It's Iran, Stupid

The real, unspoken reason America won't get involved in Syria.

Aaron David Miller |

Dispatch

Blood Brothers

When Assad's horrific prisons were the CIA's dumping ground.

David Kenner |

Argument

Two Left Feet

Can Washington dance with Tehran when they're listening to different music?

Trita Parsi |

Argument

On Target

Could discussing humanitarian issues lead to disaster at the Geneva II talks?

Steven Heydemann |

Report

Syria Peace Talks On the Verge of Imploding After Invitation Mishap

'The question is not whether this conference will fail but how it will fail.'

Colum Lynch |

Dispatch

The Italian Job

Inside the shadowy $4 million ransom payment to release two kidnapped Europeans in Syria.

Harald Doornbos |