Why we got it wrong on Syria and Ukraine

As the Syrian conflict enters its fifth year, I can’t help noticing a common theme with the crisis in Ukraine.

American 'freedom fighter' Matthew VanDyke releases film on Syria

After considerable online buzz, self-styled “American freedom fighter" and documentary filmmaker Matthew VanDyke has released the short film he directed about the Syrian conflict.

'The right thing to do', or plain folly: should we intervene in Syria?

Should the West intervene in Syria? Idealists and sceptics are at odds over how best to stop the ongoing bloodshed. Here are some of their arguments.