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Inside the WikiLeaks meeting with Assad: Syrian morale rising, he insists

Inside the WikiLeaks meeting with Assad: Syrian morale rising, he insists

A delegation including Australians from the WikiLeaks Party met with the Syrian President last week. Journalist Chris Ray was in the room and reports what Bashar al-Assad thinks about his country's future.

The ‘free women of Syria’ camp in Jordan with stories of horror

The ‘free women of Syria’ camp in Jordan with stories of horror

Just across the Syrian border in Jordan, the world's second-largest refugee camp houses the displaced, scarred by the memories of a bloody civil war. Kim Wilkinson talks to families who fled for Crikey.

Russia may yet offer US a Syrian lifeline

Russia may yet offer US a Syrian lifeline

The United States may have been given an opportunity to avoid military intervention in Syria while saving face. But will Bashar Al-Assad really play ball?

Through porous borders, a new world order flows

Through porous borders, a new world order flows

Turkey, Greece, Syria, Brazil, Afghanistan, Obama, Cameron, Assange ... something is shifting, as borders of even first-tier nations become porous and action once off the table now is very much on.

Escalation in Syria may (or may not) be a step to peace

Escalation in Syria may (or may not) be a step to peace

The Syrian conflict is beginning to look a lot like a proxy war between Russia and the West. Is this a return to the Cold War?

Hope for peace in Syria fades as Russia backs away

Hope for peace in Syria fades as Russia backs away

Fighting has escalated in Syria, and Russia has started to arm pro-Assad forces. A peaceful end to the civil war is looking less and less likely.

‘Damn your international policies!’: tensions rise in Turkey

‘Damn your international policies!’: tensions rise in Turkey

A reporting ban imposed after a bombing in Turkey has led to accusations PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan is orchestrating a cover-up, and the country will be dragged into war with Syria. Turkish journalism lecturer Erdem Koç reports.

Obama makes chemical case in Syria, but should we intervene?

Obama makes chemical case in Syria, but should we intervene?

With both sides of Syria's civil war now claiming the other side is using chemical weapons, the US may be forced to intervene. But what form would an intervention take, and would American allies get involved?

Kurds continue steady march to being serious Mid-East player

Kurds continue steady march to being serious Mid-East player

There is widespread opposition in Turkey to involvement in conflict beyond its borders, writes Andrew Penny, a long-time Kurdish rights activist and translator.

Taking stock of the Arab Spring: the ‘light on the hill’ is fading

Taking stock of the Arab Spring: the ‘light on the hill’ is fading

Rodger Shanahan, a non-resident fellow at the Lowy Institute for International Policy, steps back from the daily news cycle and takes stock of the Arab Spring, 18 months in. He finds the movement has become more confused and less about democracy.