Syrian Regime

Obama And Putin: More Awkward Moments, Few Syria Breakthroughs

CP | Julie Pace, The Associated Press | Posted 09.29.2015 | Canada

On the status of embattled leader Bashar Assad — Obama and Putin left their discussions Monday exactly where they started.

The Real Winner of Israel vs. Gaza? Syria's Bashar al-Assad

Bessma Momani | Posted 01.22.2013 | Canada
Bessma Momani

Analysts and pundits will be all over themselves trying to find a "winner" in this conflict between Gaza and Israel. While the world's cameras and attention were turned to Gaza and Israel (and rightfully so), the Syrian regime sustained its killing of Syrians at the usual pace of over 100 civilians per day. Not only did Assad gain from having the media shift focus to one of the longest enduring conflicts of the region, the Syrian dictator also benefited from returning the anti-colonialist narratives to deciphering the Middle East.