Syrian Red Crescent workers bring aid to a district in Damascus populated by Palestinians (photo:dpa)

The US, Russia and the boiling cauldron of the Middle East

The future of Syria is key to the future of the Arab Middle East. It is the subject of overt power play between the US and Russia, heavily influenced by the alignment of Saudi Arabia and Iran, while being torn apart by moderate and extremist factions fighting both the regime and each other. This in-depth report looks at the main players and considers the consequences of the Syrian civil war on neighbouring countries in the fast-boiling cauldron of the Middle East.

IN A closed door meeting with US senators, Secretary of State John Kerry reportedly admitted that the US policy over the civil war in Syria had failed. A new approach was needed, Mr Kerry was quoted as saying in early Febru...

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Professor Dr. Amatzia Baram
The war is about to enter its fourth year. It erupted in March 2011 in Deraa and there is no end in sight
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