A Black Hole in the Middle East

By Howard Munson IV Just a few months ago it seemed that an end to the Syrian Civil War was in view. The Syrian government, with Russian air support and Iranian-financed Shia militia fighters from Lebanon, Iran, Afghanistan, and Pakistan had been making steady gains against the remaining pockets of rebel-held territory in the country. […]

The Syrian Knot

by Trent Broeckel There is not a more complicated issue currently ongoing in the world today than Syria. In Syria there is not just one war, but three: a civil war, wars against Islamic State, otherwise known as IS, ISIS, or ISIL, and a complex series of proxy wars. The Syrian Civil War, though quite complicated, […]