Monthly Archives: February 2016

VICE News: “A Ceasefire Is Beginning in Syria — Except Where It Won’t”

New from me on VICE News: With a nationwide ceasefire set to go into effect tonight, there’s still little clarity on who it will actually cover – so at least in northern Syria, people just assume they’ll be bombed. https://news.vice.com/article/a-ceasefire-is-beginning-in-syria-except-where-it-wontContinue reading

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Syria:Direct Interview

New two-part interview with me at Syria:Direct: “Sam Heller on this moment in Syria: ‘Building towards a soft partition,’” 24 February 2016. “Sam Heller: ‘Fighting over towns that exist in name only,’” 25 February 2016.

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VICE News: “The Battle for Aleppo Shows That US Strategy in Syria Is in Tatters”

New from me on VICE News: As fighting in north Aleppo rages out of control, all the things that don’t make sense about U.S. strategy to combat ISIS in Syria are all not making sense, all at once. https://news.vice.com/article/the-battle-for-aleppo-shows-that-us-strategy-in-syria-is-in-tatters

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World Politics Review: “Handing Syria to Russia Would Inflame Jihadism Abroad”

New from me on World Politics Review: So all the West cares about in Syria is counterterrorism? Well, here’s what would a regime victory would do to jihadism, inside and outside the country. http://www.worldpoliticsreview.com/articles/17934/handing-syria-to-russia-would-inflame-jihadism-abroad

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VICE News: “The Syrian Regime Is Close to a Victory That Could Turn the War”

New from me on VICE News: The Syrian regime just cut rebels’ main Aleppo supply line, and it’s a disaster for the opposition. https://news.vice.com/article/the-syrian-regime-is-close-to-a-victory-that-could-turn-the-war  

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VICE News: “Syria Peace Talks in Geneva Get Suspended Even Before Really Beginning”

New from me on VICE News: Syria peace talks in Geneva have already flamed out. A guide to the main players and the basic disconnect that stopped negotiations before they could start: https://news.vice.com/article/syria-peace-talks-in-geneva-get-suspended-even-before-really-beginning

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