The Death of Aleppo and the Triumph of the Assads

the death of Aleppo, the Syrian civil war nears its end. It has been proposed that the U.S. and Russia cooperate to force an end to the fighting and try to save what is left of the country. It’s long overdue.

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Arming the Syrian Rebels Would Be a Terrible Mistake

After watching from the sidelines for nearly two years, many of the world’s political and opinion leaders are now calling for the West to supply arms to the Syrian rebels. British Prime Minister David Cameron has spoken of a “strategic imperative” to act, at least in part to prevent extreme jihadist groups from eclipsing more moderate factions.

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Like a Ton of BRICS: Let’s Drop the Catchy Emerging Markets Acronymns

Eurasia Group founder and emerging markets guru Ian Bremmer has come around to the view that the BRICS construct is nothing more than a bunch of countries “united by a catchy acronym” and little else.

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