The Syrian Civil War, launched with the intention of transforming Syria, may in the end only prove capable of shattering the country.
Hariri’s resignation threatens to destabilize Lebanon’s fragile power balance, opening the country to a surging tide of foreign interests.
Trump’s hostility to Qatar has both weakened the stability of the Middle East and delegitimized the actions of his political subordinates.
MOAB is a weapon of massive proportions, but its consequences carry even greater magnitude. It is possible that its launch was a strategic maneuver, but more likely it is representative of the Trump administration’s increased willingness to use military powers.
Why does a chemical attack evoke an immediate, large-scale response, while the starvation of hundreds of thousands in Syria is brushed aside?
Unfortunately, counterterrorism measures are often constructed around profiles of a typical male jihadi. Since women are not seen as terrorists, it is easier for them to gather and transfer the intelligence necessary to plan terrorist operations.
Rojavan Kurds have created a federalist system, prioritizing gender equality and democracy. It remains to be seen whether the structure can be expanded