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  • The Struggle for Syria


    TRNN Debate: Is Humanitarian Intervention in Syria Justified?
    David Swanson and Danny Postel debate whether the dire humanitarian situation in Syria justifies limited military intervention

      March 6, 2014

    Further Militarization of the Syrian Conflict Will Worsen the Refugee Crisis
    Omar Dahi: Syria's refugee crisis can only be solved through a political solution that allows international relief to cross its borders

      February 9, 14

    Geneva 2 May Lead to Federalism in Syria
    Omar Dahi: Despite John Kerry's public statements, the U.S. is succeeding in its objectives in Syria, with the weakening of the Assad regime

      February 7, 14

    In Syria Both Sides Fear Annihilation If They Lay Down Arms
    Omar Dahi: While a recent Qatari report counts 11,000 tortured and executed by the Syrian government, causalities of pro-regime fighters also number in the tens of thousands

      January 24, 2014

    Will Geneva II Talks Keep Assad in Power in Order to Fight Al-Qaeda?
    Dahi: Although John Kerry says Bashar al-Assad must step down, most Syrians think Geneva II will be about creating a front to fight Al-Qaeda, extremist groups, and that the U.S.-Russian agreement had basically accepted that the regime would stay.

      January 23, 2014

    Al Qaeda, Saudi Arabia and the Collapsing Free Syrian Army
    Omar Dahi tells Paul Jay that there is widespread belief among many Syrians that Geneva II is going to be a way to preserve the Syrian state and create a front for fighting al-Qaeda

      January 13, 14

    Military Victory in Syria Looks "Impossible"
    Syrian President Assad makes gains in Southern Syria, but radical Islamists and Kurds hold on to North as humanitarian crisis continues.

      November 22, 13

    Al-Qaeda's Influence Grows Stronger in Syria
    Vijay Prashad: It is no longer the Free Syrian Army but the radical Islamic State of Iraq and al-Shams that is a serious threat to the Assad government

      November 1, 13

    Massive Disparity Between Military and Humanitarian Aid to Syria
    Rania Khalek: External players in Syria spend much more fueling conflict then aiding refugees

      September 26, 13

    US Strike on Syria Staved Off
    Vijay Prashad: China and Russia will be very cautious and will not permit a Chapter VII resolution - a military attack on Syria

      September 18, 13

    UN Syria Report Confirms Chemical Weapons Used, Culprit Still Not Known
    Rania Masri: Both sides of the conflict are capable of such a war crime, but UN report does not settle who is responsible; bigger question is whether UN can achieve a ceasefire and a negotiated end to war

      September 17, 13

    What's Putin's Interest In Syria?
    Aleksandr Buzgalin: Putin's aims in Syria through a domestic lens

      September 13, 2013

    PT 2: Chris Hedges and Rania Masri On What the Future May Hold For Syria
    Part two of writer Chris Hedges and scholar Rania Masri response to President Obama's Syria address

      September 12, 13

    Exclusive: Interview with Congressman Grayson on Syria
    Rep. Alan Grayson talks to TRNN about how evidence against Assad is not certain and how American exceptionalism needs to be redefined

      September 12, 13

    Chemical Weapons Deal Only A Hiccup For Saudi Goals In Syria
    Toby Jones: Saudi Arabia is interested in ousting Assad but not a popular government taking his place

      September 12, 13

    Rania Masri and Chris Hedges On Obama's Syria Address
    Pt 1: Scholar Rania Masri and writer Chris Hedges respond to President Obama's Major Syria Address

      September 11, 13

    White House Culled Points in Released Intelligence Report on Syria
    Garteh Porter pt 2: Questions are raised as to whether the White House omitted information in its intelligence report to support President Obama's agenda to strike Syria

      September 11, 13

    Some in US Intel. Community Reject Obama Admin Case for Syria Attack
    Pt 1: Gareth Porter: US Intelligence on Syria "cherry-picked" by proponents of proposed strike

      September 10, 13

    Obama's Syria Strike Driven By Oil Interests, Not Concern Over Gas Attacks
    Nafeez Ahmed: US and its regional partners have long term interest in region's oil and are using gas attacks as pretext for military action

      September 10, 13

    The Countries Pulling the Strings in the Syrian Civil War
    After a recent visit to Syria, Patrick Cockburn discusses the involvement of Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Turkey the US and Russia in the Syrian civil war

      September 9, 13

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