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Sep 28, 2015, 2:10pm EDT
  • October 2, 2015

    The Syrian war: 14 moments that explain the world's worst conflict

    The Syrian civil war itself is immensely complicated.

  • October 1, 2015

    "The Russians have made a serious mistake": how Putin's Syria gambit will backfire

    "When your enemy is in the process of making a mistake, do not interrupt him."

  • October 1, 2015

    Why Putin is bombing Syria, explained in 500 words

    The very basics: why this is happening, what it means for Syria (and for the US), and what it will change.

  • October 1, 2015

    Why Putin is doomed to fail in Syria

    Bashar al-Assad's war is still unwinnable — and Putin is doubling down on a losing bet.

  • September 30, 2015

    John Kerry just made a significant and consequential gaffe on Russia and Syria

    The secretary of state chose the worst possible moment to stand shoulder to shoulder with the Russian foreign minister.

  • September 30, 2015

    Putin's military intervention in Syria, explained

    It's partly about Iran and could be the start of a grand bargain offer to the US — and there's more going on beneath the surface.

  • September 30, 2015

    Putin has a big problem in Syria that no one is talking about

    Why the Russian president may have no way to win in Syria.

  • September 30, 2015

    Russia says it’s bombing ISIS in Syria. It’s actually bombing their enemies.

    If you understand Russia's real goal in Syria, it makes a crazy kind of sense.

  • September 30, 2015

    Putin's Syria intervention isn't grand, brilliant strategy. It's an act of fear.

    The real reason Putin wants to protect the Assad regime.

  • September 28, 2015

    This awkward photo of Obama and Putin locking eyes at the UN speaks volumes

    Side-eye diplomacy at its finest.

  • September 28, 2015

    Why Putin just proposed an "anti-Hitler coalition," but to fight ISIS

    It's got a lot to do with Syria.