Tag Archives: Bashar al-Assad

If Syria Collapses: Is Failed State Status a Political Endgame or a Path Towards Peace?

Labeling a country, in this case Syria, a failed state is beset with political overtures and overarching consequences. The international community has given itself the power of principle but has been unable to administer a truly just cause when dictating the label “failed state.” The provisional notations used to outline the statistics of healthy states […]

Strategies to Mitigate the Human Rights Violations by Assad Regime Forces

BACKGROUND Revolutionary fervor has swept the Middle East into a heavy pull of political discord and reactionary violence. What began as civilian protests in Syria has turned into a full-scale civil (and now regional) war with no end in sight. It is estimated that over 220,000 civilians have died in the conflict. There is documented […]