Syrian Civil War
New leaked details from a meeting in Turkey
The Syrian crisis has resulted in more than one hundred thousand people dead, entire cities demolished. The Syrian people are now scattered all over the globe to escape Assad’s war-machine.
Following the recent chemical strikes in Damascus, some analysts began to focus on whether Iranian president Hassan Rouhani had the will or ability to change the Islamic Republic's policy toward Syria (see PolicyWatch 2123). In the past few days, the "will" part of that question may have been answered: Rouhani and his allies seem to be using the chemical weapons controversy to pick their first major fight with domestic opponents.
The president has many options on Syria—though none is guaranteed to produce a good outcome.