Who sent a bunch of hapless Russian soldiers of fortune to go do battle in Syria?
John Kerry has the skill, toughness, and ego to be a great secretary of state. But will the world let him?
In Lebanon's northern capital, the Syrian civil war is being fought block by block.
Humanitarian workers chronicle Syria's suffering -- but withhold key details on who is at fault.
As the Syrian civil war bleeds into northern Iraq, a once-quiet oasis is brewing with tensions.
Why the Middle East's identity conflicts go way beyond the Sunni-Shiite divide.
Why even dangerous demographics and the receding horizon of peace won't dim the lights in Jerusalem.
Some pundits are celebrating the effort to get rid of Bashar al-Assad's chemical weapons. But if this is progress, what does failure look like?
UNHCR’s representative to Lebanon talks to Foreign Policy about the worsening refugee crisis that threatens to stretch the country to a breaking point.
Could the world's go-to strategy of warehousing the displaced finally be changing?
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.