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