Syria Ceasefire – Why it Won’t Last.

The UN’s special envoy to Syria Mr. Staffan de Mistura is set to begin the seventh round of indirect peace talks between the Syrian government and opposition leaders. While the talks begin in Geneva, three war torn provinces in Southern Syria will be quiet, at least for the time being. The ceasefire brokered last week…… Continue reading Syria Ceasefire – Why it Won’t Last.

Aleppo: Assad’s Way Out

In a recent post I explained ¬†why the city of Aleppo is important in the Syrian conflict. In that post I mentioned why it is important to the Assad regime, and why it isn’t likely the barrel bombs will cease. Aleppo is crucial in the Syrian war, and anyone hoping to “win” will no doubt…… Continue reading Aleppo: Assad’s Way Out

Why Aleppo Matters.

Aleppo has been in the news as of late. Many people are only familiar with the city because a question about it was fumbled by Libertarian nominee for president Gary Johnson. Long before the word “Aleppo” became a political aphorism for blanking on a question (see Johnson again) it has been a key site in…… Continue reading Why Aleppo Matters.

ISIS: Lashing Out

There has been an uptick in terror attacks by the Islamic State in recent weeks.The way things are going, it’s hard to tell who is winning the war. For every military victory in the far off land of the middle east, more bodies pile up in the streets at home. Every clip of the carnage…… Continue reading ISIS: Lashing Out