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April 11, 2018

Syrian Civil War
Syria’s Civil War and the Descent Into Horror

Protests in Syria have descended into a civil war, giving rise to Islamic State militants and an outpouring of refugees and defying attempts at resolution.

Syria’s Civil War

April 7, 2017

Syria
Will Syria Yield to the Chemical Weapons Ban?

Syria’s breach of its treaty obligations has led to broad international support for U.S. military action, says CFR’s Lori Esposito Murray.

November 15, 2011

Syria
Syria’s Arab League Suspension

CFR’s Robert Danin says the Arab League’s move to suspend Syria opens the door for greater action by the international community.

May 1, 2014

Syria
What To Do About Syria

More than three years after the start of the Syrian civil war, debates continue about what role, if any, the United States should play in the conflict. Ryan Crocker of Texas A&M, Freedom House's Char…

November 4, 2015

Syria
Russia’s Campaign in Syria: Three Things to Know

Russian airstrikes in Syria could have an impact on Syria’s internal evolution, the politics of the region, and relations among the great powers, says CFR’s Stephen Sestanovich.

February 6, 2012

International Organizations
R2P in Crisis Following UN Syria Vote

The Russian and Chinese veto of a UN Security Council resolution calling for an end to violence in Syria calls into question the viability of the Responsibility to Protect doctrine and poses a dilemm…

April 7, 2017

Syria
Welcome to Syria, President Trump: Years of Rational Policy Led to This Horror, and There’s No Easy Way Out

If the war Obama and the Pentagon struggled to avoid is now upon us, it's likely to make a bad situation worse. 

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January 27, 2014

Russia
Snowden, Syria, and Sochi

With the Winter Olympics at Sochi set to begin in a matter of days, former ambassador John Beyrle, Angela Stent of Georgetown University, and CFR's Stephen Sestanovich discuss the current state and r…

November 14, 2013

Syria
A Conversation with Representative Adam Smith on Syria

Representative Smith discusses the current situation in Syria and U.S. policy options moving forward.