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Is the Russian Withdrawal a Message to Assad?

March 17, 2016

The Independent’s Patrick Cockburn says you can’t have negotiations to end the war when the largest armed opposition groups, al-Nusra Front and the Islamic State, are absent

UN Peace Talks on Syria Remain Stalled

January 29, 2016

Vijay Prashad says the government in Damascus has made significant gains inside Syria with the help of its allies, and this has changed the tone of the Western response to Russia

In Syria Both Sides Fear Annihilation If They Lay Down Arms

January 24, 2014

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

Reality Asserts Itself - Toby Jones

January 15, 2014
Toby Jones tells Paul Jay that the Saudis use of terrorism is driven by a fear of democracy and a desire to be the regional and oil hegemon

Military Victory in Syria Looks “Impossible”

November 18, 2013

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

US Strike on Syria Staved Off

September 18, 2013

Vijay Prashad: China and Russia will be very cautious and will not permit a Chapter VII resolution – a military attack on Syria

Victory Out of Reach for US in Syria

September 3, 2013

Patrick Cockburn: US strike against Syria will further entangle America, as each military action will make it more difficult to retreat

Understanding the Players in Syria

September 3, 2013

After a recent visit to Syria, Patrick Cockburn describes the pluralistic, militant groups that make up the “failed opposition” in Syria and provides the brutal truth about the history of Syrian President Assad

US Prepares For Syria Intervention Without UN Approval

August 28, 2013

Civilians will be the biggest loser in possible US strike on Syria