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From regime change to authoritarian stability? The Trump presidency and the Syrian Civil War

By Aron Woonink* Many jars of ink have been spilt on Donald Trump’s election last month. Every spectator, whether they’re journalists, policymakers or ordinary citizens, wonders what this remarkable figure’s victory will mean for the US and the rest of … Continue reading

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Why the Assad regime barrel-bombs its own civilians

by Rik Rutten* Bombing civilians without distinguishing supporters and opponents from bystanders is said to be ineffective, or even counterproductive. Then why have air raids become such a hallmark feature of the military strategy of the Assad government in the … Continue reading

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