On Syria: December 2016

As the world watches and the victims tweet, Aleppo is being overtaken by the government forces and its allies. While the short-term future is less certain, the long term is beginning to take shape, according to this interview with America’s last ambassador to Syria, Robert Ford.

On Syria read also about this ongoing debate among Syria watchers about the Syrian government’s role or complicity in the creation of jihadi groups they’re now fighting, like ISIS. Read also about the role that water mismanagement played in causing this conflict.

Syrian pro-government forces in the Myessar district in east Aleppo on 4 December 2016 AFP.jpg

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