The Struggle for Syria

The Struggle for Syria

Is Assad on the Brink of Defeat?
Vijay Prashad: Al-Qaeda linked rebels have made strong advances due to weak morale of Assad fighters and rebel groups with strong financial backing from Saudi Arabia and Qatar.

  May 10, 2015

Iraqi Prime Minister Seeking More Funding to Fight ISIS
Journalist Reese Erlich says the U.S. bombing campaign doesn't have a major impact in Syria because it has no allies on the ground other than the Kurdish Peshmerga

  April 20, 2015

Turkish-Syrian Border "The Great Hole" in Obama's UN Speech
Vijay Prashad says Obama's comments at the UN on enforcing international norms have no credibility with most people around the world and are aimed at appeasing liberal unease

  October 3, 14

US Bombs Syria without Congressional Approval
After the House passes a rule banning calls for a debate or vote on war authorization, critics say Obama and congressional leadership are curbing dissent within own their ranks

  October 3, 14

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

  October 3, 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

  October 3, 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

  October 3, 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.

  October 3, 14

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

  October 3, 14

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

  October 3, 14

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

  October 3, 14

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

  October 3, 14

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

  October 3, 14

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

  October 3, 14

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

  October 3, 14

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

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