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
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.
With less than five articles created, again we move to Anatolia. Not because of my intrigue with the country, although I wouldn’t mind a visit, but because of the ripples it’s causing on the world stage. In my first article I discussed the ramifications of President Erdogan’s lax regulation of his borders concerning fighters going to/from Syria.…… Continue reading Turkey’s New Autocracy?
A city once taken by the Turks now seems to be under siege again. Istanbul, the historic city known for its beautiful Hagia Sophia, is under attack. The latest of the attacks in Turkey’s struggle against the Islamic State is in their crown jewel city. On Tuesday, June 28th, three militants opened fire in one…… Continue reading Ataturk: The New Gate to Hell