- Daily Brief
- December 8, 2021
The step change is designed both to ward off and hedge against further Western sanctions.
Withdrawing US troops from the anti-ISIS campaign will reshape the politics of Syria’s civil war.
Despite mutual support for the ceasefire, domestic concerns will keep a peace deal off the table.
Entrenched militia and self-interested politicians are majority stumbling blocks to a successful vote.
PM Morrison has suggested moving Australia’s Israeli embassy to Jerusalem and leaving the Iran deal.
The crown prince’s cumulative missteps in foreign policy are beginning to take their toll.
The extremist group is entrenched in the peninsula. It will take more than force to oust them.
Despite the apparent threat, a massive assault against Idlib is unlikely – for now.
The diplomatic crisis, first thought to last only weeks, is dragging on into its second year.
The deal will collapse when European companies, under threat of US sanctions, leave Iran.
President Erdogan is racing against an ailing economy and a united opposition.
The growing list of mutually hostile actors in Syria may sleepwalk into a conflict they didn’t want.