There's a perception amongst some in the outside world that the situation in Syria is better now. It's not. The 'cessation of violence' does not, as some report, equate to a ceasefire. Even in areas that have experienced a respite from the constant thud of mortars, the eerie silence that remains reveals another problem. How do people come back and pick up the pieces?
Overcoming the Past and Accepting Realities - The Necessary Evils to Defeat ISIS are Boots On The Ground in Iraq and a Diplomatic Channel With Assad
Western foreign policy vis-à-vis Iraq & Syria is an incoherent and ineffective mess. It is becoming painfully obvious that the lazily sporadic Western/coalition air strikes in the two countries, particularly in Iraq, are proving ineffective at pushing back ISIS, let alone defeating it.
The attack on Gaza is a globally divisive issue, most acutely felt in the region. This was evident in a recent debate on
Two young British men have admitted spending eight months in Syria fighting alongside an al Qaida-linked terrorist group
The last thing I expected on my latest trip to Syria at the very beginning of 2014 was to be able to eat a bowl of fetteh in Abu Salim's restaurant in Najjiyeh, in territory controlled by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS).
William Hague is to follow this week’s Geneva negotiations on Syria with a fresh round of talks in Paris on Monday. According
President Bashar Assad has warned the US to "expect everything" should it attack the Syrian regime. The ambiguous caution
Ministers have been accused of "hypocrisy" over their failure to ban Russia's state technology corporation from attending
David Cameron remains committed to opposing President Bashar Assad, despite being neutered by Thursday evening’s historic
President Obama could still launch air strikes on Syria despite David Cameron's historic reversal in Thursday's Commons vote