Syria In Crisis

Is Saudi Arabia Holding Up The Geneva II Conference on Syria?

Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013 | Al-Monitor Week in Review

While Turkey may be shifting its Syria policy in response to domestic and international pressure, Saudi Arabia appears to be digging in to oppose the trend toward a diplomatic solution.

Getting to Geneva II: Three Challenges

Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013 | Translated from Al-Hayat (Pan Arab)

Regional discontent and Lakhdar Brahimi’s tenuous connections with parties to the Syrian conflict pose obstacles to setting out a precise date and framework for the Geneva II conference.

Erdogan's Frustration Shows Over Syria Deal

Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013 | Semih Idiz, Columnist

The Turkish prime minister is questioning John Kerry's praise of Syria’s compliance to date with UN Security Council Resolution 2118.

Turkish Nationals Fighting On All Fronts in Syria

Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013 | Translated from Milliyet (Turkey)

With young fighters going to fight in Syria, it is important to note that Turkish nationals have taken up arms on all sides of the conflict raging in its neighbor to the south.

Natural Gas Resources May Be Backstory in Syria War

Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013 | Sami Nader, Columnist

The Syria war, like many of the region's other conflicts, has an important oil and gas angle.


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