• Capital:Damascus
  • Population:22.40 million (WB, 2012)
  • Languages:Arabic (official), Kurdish, Armenian, Aramaic, Circassian, French
  • Head of State:President Bashar Al Assad

What Obama got right

Many of the US president’s critics say America is in decline, but he leaves the world and America in better shape....

This isn’t just Turkey’s war

What makes the country the most vulnerable to terrorist threat is its support for Syria’s refugees and the fight against Daesh that it has taken right to its doorstep....

The next world order

Fundamental ideas that were once considered staples of the modern world are either in retreat or under threat....

How US deceives itself on Russia

In reality US relationship with Russia will remain competitive, and often adversarial, for the foreseeable future. At its core is a fundamental disconnect about each other’s role in the world....