Attempts to dissuade Bashar al Assad from flooding the region with narcotics will be met with intransigence, underlined by deniability and theatricality.
The trial of the 36-year-old doctor started at the Higher Regional Court in Frankfurt a week after a landmark German court ruling sentencing a Syrian regime former intelligence officer to life imprisonment for crimes against humanity.
We are hopeful for the future, and, paradoxically, it comes from the same criminals that have inflicted so much pain on us.
The US president can do much more than talk to persuade Putin to allow humanitarian aid into Syria.
Dynamics of geopolitics and Turkiye, Russia, US relations will decide the future of the embattled nation
Shifting geopolitical tides and security priorities have strained the once-close ties between Algiers and Washington.
Brussels has become adept at using international laws to justify its inaction in much-needed conflict contexts like Syria.
Despite recent Russian military escalation against the Syrian National Army (SNA), negotiation remains an essential tool for all parties to draw the future map of control in northern Syria.
The visit is seen as the latest sign of warming ties between Syria and the UAE as Gulf countries move to normalise the Assad regime, which is sanctioned by the West.
CENTCOM aims to limit the imminent Turkish-Syrian operation in Syria, but its actions reflect a bigger problem in US civil-military relations.
But it is diplomatic, not military considerations that will determine how and where it will be launched.
The people of Daraa al Balad believe their perseverance and resistance is an impregnable fortress defending all the cities in the Hauran region, while the regime fears its replication elsewhere in Syria.
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