Modern martyrs in the Syrian heartland of early Christianity
Vincenzina Santoro | 19 September 2013 |
tags: Christian persecution, martyrdom, Syria
History repeats itself as invaders give a choice of conversion or death.
Foreign policy as finger-wagging
George Friedman | 18 September 2013 |
tags: Barack Obama, foreign policy, Russia, Syria
The Obama Administration's bumbling over Syria is due to its constant tension between ideology and strategy.
Calling Putin’s bluff in Syria
George Friedman | 11 September 2013 |
tags: Russia, Stratfor, Syria, Vladimir Putin
Despite his tough talking, Vladimir Putin is bluffing: Russia is still not a major world power.
History is another casualty of Syria’s war
Emma Cunliffe | 04 September 2013 |
tags: archaeology, Syria
Our past is disappearing as looters with guns and bulldozers pillage some of the world's richest archeological sites.
The reluctant general
George Friedman | 04 September 2013 |
tags: Barack Obama, Stratfor, Syria
The United States -- and the Syrian people -- is paying a big price for lack of strategic clarity.
Calling Obama’s bluff in Syria
George Friedman | 03 September 2013 |
tags: Barack Obama, foreign policy, Syria
The President's "red line" has apparently been crossed. But will intervention do any good?
Syria’s spiral of war
Paul Rogers | 28 June 2013 |
tags: ethics of warfare, Syria
Skilled diplomacy is needed to avert an escalating arms race between the two sides in which many more civilians will die.
We cannot abandon Syrian Christians
Jim Wallace | 29 May 2013 |
tags: fundamentalism, Islam, religious freedom, Syria
Allies of al-Qaeda are purging the areas they control of "infidels". Why is the West ignoring this tragedy?
Redlines and the problems of intervention in Syria
George Friedman | 01 May 2013 |
tags: foreign policy, Syria
The US and its European allies do not have the force needed to end Syria's appalling bloodshed.
Indifference to the fate of Middle East Christians has ancient roots
Lars Brownworth | 18 April 2013 |
tags: Christianity, Egypt, Iraq, Middle East, Syria
The Western media is using an centuries-old playbook in its treatment of Iraqi, Syrian and Egyptian Christians.
The endgame begins in Syria
George Friedman | 25 July 2012 |
tags: foreign policy, Iran, Stratfor, Syria
The Assad regime has been fatally weakened by recent chaos and violence. The losers are Iran, Russia, China and Israel. The unlikely winner is the United States.
Why the West got Egypt wrong
George Friedman | 30 May 2012 |
tags: Arab Spring, Egypt, Syria
In both Egypt and Syria the hopes of the Arab Spring have faded, with the ideals of Western liberals coming a distant third.