Topic archives: Syria

Israel ushers in a dangerous new era with attacks on Iran

February 13, 2018 4

This is about much more than a downed jet.

Turkey sets the stage for its invasion of Kurdish Syria

January 18, 2018 6

The long-anticipated Turkish invasion of Kurdistan is looking like it will soon be a reality, set to mark a new relationship with the US, which has been backing Kurdish fighters for years. And that's not the only aftershock the region will feel, writes Professor Damien Kingsbury.

Crikey Worm: Manus images released

November 10, 2017

Good morning, early birds. Islamic State loses its foothold in Syria, and Coalition conservatives hatch a plan to delay a marriage equality vote in parliament. Plus, activist group GetUp has released pictures and video from inside the Manus detention centre. It's the news you need to know, with Max Chalmers.

Hinch’s Senate Diary: the heartbreaking crisis I saw at the Syrian border

Hinch’s Senate Diary: the heartbreaking crisis I saw at the Syrian border

July 31, 2017 10

The area Derryn Hinch was in is on the Australian government's official no-go list for tourists, but he was there as part of a parliamentary delegation with Save the Children.

The Middle East is a mess, but it’s not about to collapse into war

July 3, 2017 10

Should we worry about Syria? Islamic State? Qatar? Saudi Arabia? Yes, but that does not mean total war is imminent.

Should we trust Trump more than Putin on Syria’s chemical weapons?

April 18, 2017 6

Between Trump and Putin, only one is widely believed to be paranoid, volatile, shallow, and a morally compromised individual, writes ANU public policy professor Ramesh Thakur.

In asymmetrical diplomacy, Russia holds all the cards

April 12, 2017 12

Is there a way for Donald Trump to institute regime change in Syria while still saving face?

Bashar al-Assad’s next move

April 11, 2017 10

Bashar al-Assad has never shown that he cares how long the war lasts and how many more die in agonising circumstances, writes former Australian ambassador in Syria Ross Burns.

LEAKED: minutes from Russian cabinet meeting following Syrian airstrike

April 11, 2017 3

Want to know what (or rather, who) Russian President Vladimir Putin is truly scared of?

Rundle: Syrian airstrikes won’t lead to World War III

April 10, 2017 28

There is very little else Trump could have done, as far as domestic politics goes, other than hit back after a chemical attack.