CJ Werleman is a journalist, author, and analyst on conflict and terrorism.
Syrian voices are often missing from the debates surrounding what the future of their country should look like. So what do Syrians think about a potential US strike on Syria?
The crowning achievement for the Assad regime will come as it attempts to alter the demographic reality in Syria with frightening consequences for many.
Propaganda distilled through western journalists mars the flow of information out of Syria, and helps the Assad regime escape accountability for its widely documented crimes.
Violence against Muslims is rarely labelled as "terrorism" but reputable scholarship on radicalisation and terrorism doesn't make a distinction between anti-Muslim violence and the violence perpetrated by groups like Daesh or Al Qaeda.
The Damascus suburb has been under siege by the Syrian regime since 2013. It is an ongoing humanitarian disaster that could become the next Aleppo.
Despite US President Donald Trump's proclamations that the country will be stepping back from its role of policing the world, the US global military footprint under Trump is escalating at an alarming level.
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