US President Barack Obama has been meeting with leading lawmakers to push for Congressional support of military action against Syria.
The Trump administration wants US troops to stay in Syria for the foreseeable future to ensure the "Islamic State" doesn't regroup. But parallel goals raise legal questions about the US military presence in Syria.
Why is Turkey attacking the Kurdish enclave of Afrin in Syria? What is Ankara's larger goal? DW explains Turkey's motives and the operation's broader implications on the Syrian war.
It is becoming increasingly clear that the war in Syria defies all logic. It is driven by cynical rivals who use short-term tactics without pursuing any long-term strategies, says DW’s Kersten Knipp.
You would be forgiven for thinking that the state of world affairs is even more dire than usual. In an interview with DW, former US ambassador Victoria Nuland says the US and Russia need to get their act together.
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