The state of the civil war.
Its atrocities in Syria have rivaled those of Islamic State.
Confronting the West.
A Turkey problem, not an Erdogan problem.
Even after history has proved him wrong.
Thanks to Israel, the cost of the Iranian presence in Syria has been rising steadily.
From Somalia to Iraq, Ankara supports Islamists.
A quagmire for the Russians.
Divided, impoverished, and dominated by competing external powers.
Thanks to Russia, only loyalists can get humanitarian aid.
Iranian entrenchment goes far beyond military bases and missile silos.
Like so many international organizations, it has become a forum for bashing the Jewish state.
Putin may be willing to allow Bashar al-Assad to reign over a failed state.
For the terrorist group, the coronavirus is an opportunity.