BBC: Why has the Syrian war lasted 10 years?
Even before the conflict began, many Syrians were complaining about high unemployment, corruption and a lack of political freedom under President Bashar al-Assad, who succeeded his father, Hafez, after he died in 2000.
In March 2011, pro-democracy demonstrations erupted in the southern city of Deraa, inspired by uprisings in neighboring countries against repressive rulers.
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Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials — March 12, 2021
For Syrians, a decade of displacement with no end in sight — Fay Abuelgasim, AP
10 years into Syrian revolution, no peace in sight — Dalal Saoud, UPI
Is business the 'path to peace' in the Middle East? — Sameer Hashmi and Ian Rose, BBC News
As US shuns Saudi Arabia, Iran expands influence — Anita Haugen, Asia Times
Biden’s Afghan peace pitch has a fighting chance — Salman Rafi Sheikh, Asia Times
Getting out of forever wars: What are Biden’s options in Afghanistan? — Brian Michael Jenkins, Military Times
North Korea sanctions slow, but don't stop nuclear development, analyst says — Elizabeth Shim, UPI
Ethiopia-Sudan: Could New Mediators Resolve GERD Dispute? – Analysis — Eurasia Review
A fractured country: Libya, 10 years after Gaddafi — France 24
Is the Kremlin scared of a group of TikTok bloggers? — Emily Sherwin, DW
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's son Archie is not a prince but he's still in line for the British throne — ABC News (Australia)
Covid vaccines: How fast is progress around the world? — BBC
Germany's COVID management: World wonders what's gone wrong — Oliver Pieper, DW
Covid: What’s the problem with the EU vaccine rollout? — BBC
EXPLAINER: What’s this craze for ‘NFTs’ all about, anyway? — Kelvin Chan, APOriginal Article
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