The Syrian regime is blocking delivery of vital food, medical, and humanitarian aid. And with winter coming, thousands of lives hang in the balance.
Polio is back from the brink of extinction -- ravaging the battlefields of Syria and spreading across the Middle East.
Why the U.S. and Saudi Arabia are increasingly at odds.
From Iran to Syria to Israel, can the United States keep pushing boulders up a hill?
In Syria's little town that could, the death and resurrection of the witty, profane campaign to show the world the tragedy of civil war.
Smugglers, shipwrecks, and the harrowing, tragic journey of Syrian refugees trying to get to Sweden.
Can Islamic jihadists win hearts and minds in the war against Assad?
The Syrian rebellion is turning hard-line Islamist, squeezing out Christians, Alawites, and Kurds who also hate Assad.
Does the U.S. stand a chance against Tehran, the nimble, canny free agent of nuclear negotiations?
From Vietnam to Syria, the appalling history of U.S. efforts to end wars by creating stalemate.
Can anyone stop the radicalization of Syrian rebels?
Meet Abu Omar: Al Qaeda busted him out of Abu Ghraib. Now he has gone to fight in Syria.
Does coercive diplomacy actually work? Don't let the popular narrative on Syria fool you.
Forget the nerve gas. It's Assad's bioweapons program that should keep you up at night.
While Washington focuses on Syria and Iran, Egypt looks headed for a dangerous and destabilizing insurgency.
Obama's diplomatic solution might not stop Assad's war, but it's far better than what airstrikes would have accomplished.
The U.N. Security Council resolution Washington and Moscow are about to agree on all but ensures more Syrians will die.
Meet the man who could be the next president in Damascus. If he's not already dead.
Why a Meatloaf song should guide the U.S. approach to Iran, Syria, and Israel-Palestine.
Can a humanitarian firebrand help forge a deal with Syria's dictator?
How Syria's civil war crept into the heart of Baghdad -- then went boom.
It's not just that Americans don't want to go to war against Assad -- it's that they know America's not good at going to war anymore.
Syrian jihadi groups are now kidnapping and killing one another. Is this the beginning of an all out war, or an opportunity for the moderates?
Why none of the plans for intervening in Syria actually tries to save civilians.