Russia and Bashar al-Assad are not willing to risk Donald Trump changing his mind, what with all the hawks milling around him and on his new cabinet.
Since Trump's election, Bashar al-Assad and Vladimir Putin have thrown caution to the wind.
Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders won big in New Hampshire on Tuesday. So what foreign policies did the good people of New Hampshire vote for?
Although many of the Republican presidential candidates probably couldn’t find Syria on a world map, the fate of Syrian strongman Bashar Assad has become a flashpoint issue distinguishing them from one another.
No country was more insistent that Bashar Assad must go than France. But now, as Islamic State looms large as enemy No. 1, Europe is reconsidering the Syrian dictator's fate.
Russia and Iran may not see eye to eye about the future of Syrian dictator Bashar Assad after their military intervention in the civil war.
Syrian President Bashar Assad, widely regarded as a war criminal with tens of thousands of deaths on his hands, is nevertheless on a roll.
The Russian Federation is a key player in Syria -- and backer of the dictatorial government of Bashar Assad.
In the course of 2014, two major trends, long since visible in the Syrian civil war, were strengthened.