Why Is Syria Allowed to Crumble?

With the city’s medical system strained, the World Health Organization expects that the almost 850 civilians wounded in Aleppo last week will die due to a lack of resources – resources that could have been received if alleged Russian fighter jets hadn’t mercilessly bombed a UN humanitarian aid convoy. Of the 850 helpless civilians expected to die, 261 are children. These reports have come after one of the most crippling weeks of violence of the Syrian civil war. With atrocities continuously committed by the Bashar al-Assad regime and Putin’s Kremlin,…

Are Sanctions Against Russia Enough?

Since the Russian Occupation of Crimea in late February, the US and the EU have implemented sanctions against Russian President Vladimir Putin’s government in an effort to encourage it to change its course. Every time another major event occurs, these countries respond with an additional round of sanctions that range from targeting individuals close to Putin to sanctioning entire sectors of the Russian economy. The conflict has only become more and more entrenched in the eight months since the occupation of Crimea and the Russian-backed rebel uprising in Eastern Ukraine…