About: Bashar al-Assad

Global Europe 27-10-2016

The international community’s duty to protect Syrian women

Women play a vital role in Syria, keeping schools, hospitals and communities running despite the bombing. They will be essential in rebuilding the country and an enduring peace, write a group of women from the Syrian High Negotiation Committee.
Global Europe 05-07-2016

Warsaw NATO Summit: Time to act

Tomasz Poręba discusses the ever-growing threat coming from Russia and the importance of the upcoming Warsaw NATO Summit in order to strengthen Europe’s eastern border.
14-03-2016

Why Syria’s government has survived the war

Thanks to military and police control inherited from the French colonialism, Bashar al-Assad's rule went almost completely unchallenged, writes Stratfor, the global intelligence company.

Putin using refugee crisis to weaken Merkel

Putin’s campaign in Syria is deepening the refugee crisis and making Angela Merkel’s position increasingly insecure. A weakened Merkel means a weakened European Union, writes Judy Dempsey.
Enlargement 14-12-2015

Linkevicius: Dealing with Russia is like playing football against a rugby team

Calls for returning to “normal dialogue” and re-establishing “pragmatic” relations with Russia only show that some in the EU have not learned the lessons of the recent past, writes Linas Linkevi?ius.
Global Europe 26-11-2015

Turkey picks a side

Turkey's careful balance with Russia and differences with the West over working with Islamist forces have long been a source of frustration for other members of NATO, writes Stratfor.

Containment of Syria failed, Europe is paying the price

Russia is guaranteeing its strengthening in Syria while the West dithers. It is time for Europe to be both realistic and bold, writes Bassma Kodmani.
Med & South 02-10-2015

A German strategy for Syria

A new strategy on Syria is a matter of urgency, given the magnitude of the refugee exodus, and the threat ISIS poses to Europe, writes Guido Steinberg.
Global Europe 22-07-2015

Iranian refugees in Iraq face humanitarian crisis

While the world’s attention has been fixed on the weak nuclear agreement signed in Vienna this week, a humanitarian crisis is brewing for thousands of Iranian refugees in Iraq, writes Struan Stevenson.
Global Europe 14-07-2015

A Syrian no-fly zone will save lives and help end the conflict

Reckless diplomacy disguised as caution cost lives in Srebrenica. And it's happening again, this time in Syria, argue Muhamed Sacirbey and Najib Ghadbian.
Global Europe 16-03-2015

It’s time for a grand plan to save Syria

Syria is experiencing the worst humanitarian crisis since World War Two, but Assad and IS will continue to act will impunity until the international community takes decisive action, writes Mouaffaq Nyrabia. 

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