Aleppo: The Consequences of Inaction

Syrians wanted help from the West. Now we are witnessing the cost of looking away.

Smoke billows from the former rebel-held district of Bustan al-Qasr in Aleppo, on December 12, 2016, during an operation by Syrian government forces to retake the embattled city.

Strategies Shift in the Battle for Aleppo

Fighting over a vital supply line to the Syrian city points to changes in Assad's policy against rebels.


Embattled Aleppo, a Microcosm of Syria

The dynamics of the fighting that has raged in the Aleppo suburbs for weeks could easily replicate elsewhere.