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James Denselow

Syria's Civil War

Syria's green buses: Symbol of a seismic shift

Less dramatic than the barrel bombs and less celebrated than the White Helmets but Syria’s green buses are still iconic.

Politics

Mosul and Aleppo: A tale of two cities

They may only be 600km apart but the types of warfare both cities are experiencing are markedly different.

War & Conflict

Syria: Dabiq and ISIL's end of times

The loss of the city is a blow to ISIL but bigger challenges are looming.

Politics

Syria: Do people really care?

The enormity of the crisis in Syria is almost indigestible to those who do not see it directly.

War & Conflict

Syria: Finding opportunity in a post-ceasefire crisis

The failure of the latest ceasefire in Syria must inspire more concerted and imaginative attempts at finding success.

War & Conflict

Inside Bashar al-Assad's mind

Syria is a conflict with no breaks and Assad himself is insulated in its cockpit.

Politics

The rise and rise of the border wall

There is a gap between rhetoric and reality when it comes to this geopolitical tool of choice.

Politics

Syria's Civil War: One conflict, multiple battles

The last 10 days have been a reminder of the breadth and complexity of the active conflicts going on in the country.

Syria's Civil War

Syria's civil war is a post-factual conflict

Never before in the history of conflicts we had so much information as to what is happening, yet know so little.

War & Conflict

Syria's deadly spillover

The wildfires of Syria's war will continue to spread across the region if more imaginative measures aren't taken.

War & Conflict

The Syrian cage

Modern humanitarianism is struggling to keep pace with rapid developments in the tactics of modern conflict.

War & Conflict

The death of the Syria peace process

Engaging in a serious debate about tomorrow's options is more useful than pretending today's processes are delivering.