- Hassan: Washington is a bystander -- even a contributor -- to worsening situation
- CNN's Clarissa Ward described Aleppo as an "apocalyptic wasteland"
- Hassan: US policy vindicates extremist mantra: That the international community is not a friend to the Syrian people
Hassan Hassan is a resident fellow at the Washington-based Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy and co-author of "ISIS: Inside the Army of Terror." Follow him on Twitter. The views expressed here are the author's own.
(CNN)Aleppo is a microcosm of the Syrian conflict. It is also a microcosm of the failures of American policy in this war-torn country.