Category Archives: Syria

Rockets and Iron Dome, the Case of Lebanon

  by Jassem Al Salami. The 2014 Gaza conflict marks a new breaking point in Israel-Palestine balance of power. From 1982 when Palestinian militia started to fire rockets from southern Lebanon toward northern Israel up until today cheap rockets have … Continue reading

Posted in English, Gaza, International, Iran, Jassem Al Salami, Lebanon, Syria, Terrorism | Leave a comment

Shadowy Terror Group ‘White Shroud’ Hits Back at ISIS

by Robert Beckhusen. Robert Beckhusen is a freelance writer who contributes regularly at War is Boring. He’s also written for publications including C4ISR Journal, Wired, The Daily Beast and World Politics Review. You can follow him on Twitter. The Islamist terror group ISIS’s big advantage is that … Continue reading

Posted in English, Robert Beckhusen, Syria, Terrorism | 2 Comments

Iran Rushes Into Iraq, But Can Barely Afford to Fight in Syria

by Robert Beckhusen. Robert Beckhusen is a freelance writer who contributes regularly at War is Boring. He’s also written for publications including C4ISR Journal, Wired, The Daily Beast and World Politics Review. You can follow him on Twitter. Fighters from the hard-line Islamic State of Iraq and … Continue reading

Posted in English, Iran, Iraq, Robert Beckhusen, Syria | 2 Comments

“Foreign fighters” in Syrien – starke Zunahme von “Dschihad Touristen” aus West-Europa in 2013

Ein Gastbeitrag von Lukas Hegi. Er ist Mitglied des Vorstandes der Vereinigung Schweizerischer Nachrichtenoffiziere (VSN). Eine ältere Version dieses Artikels wurde im Bulletin 1 (2014) der Vereinigung Schweizerischer Nachrichtenoffiziere veröffentlicht. Für die Online-Publikation wurde er dem aktuellen Kenntnisstand angepasst. Im … Continue reading

Posted in Intelligence, Lukas Hegi, Migration, Security Policy, Syria, Terrorism | Leave a comment

Another Day, Another Lira for Turkish War Smugglers

Story and photographs by Thomas Hammond. Thomas Hammond, a photojournalist from Columbia in South Carolina, was last Summer for several weeks in Lebanon, Turkey and in the Syrien boarder region. In times of crisis, international border crossings take on a … Continue reading

Posted in English, Security Policy, Syria, Thomas Hammond | Leave a comment

Go To School With Syrian Refugee Kids

Story and photographs by Thomas Hammond. Thomas Hammond, a photojournalist from Columbia in South Carolina, was last Summer for several weeks in Lebanon, Turkey and in the Syrien boarder region. When war came to Syria, Syrian-Canadian activist Hazar Mahayni went … Continue reading

Posted in English, Migration, Syria, Thomas Hammond | Leave a comment

Life for these forgotten Syrian refugees is incredibly bleak

Story and photographs by Thomas Hammond. Thomas Hammond, a photojournalist from Columbia in South Carolina, was this Summer for several weeks in Lebanon, Turkey and in the Syrien boarder region. Officially there are 2,131,493 Syrian refugees in Lebanon, Turkey, Iraq, … Continue reading

Posted in Migration, Syria, Thomas Hammond | Leave a comment

Who’s Fighting Whom — And WITH Whom — In Syria?

by DAVID AXE For at least the third time in three months, there has been a major shake-up in the command structure of the rebel brigades opposing the regime of Syrian Pres. Bashar Al Assad. An already confusing conflict has … Continue reading

Posted in David Axe, English, Syria | Leave a comment

Cartoon of the month: What could possibly go wrong?

A military intervention by the United States in Syria is far from straightforward. There is a high potential for creating a second Iraq or Afghanistan. For example, The Washington Post defines 10 things that in particular could go wrong. • … Continue reading

Posted in Cartoon, English, Syria | Leave a comment

Stratfor – Economic Effects of a Syria Strike

This video by Stratfor Vice President of Global Analysis Reva Bhalla examines the regional economic effect of a limited intervention in Syria.

Posted in English, Security Policy, Syria | Leave a comment