The Syrian Civil War represents an enormous challenge to both international relations, international law, and for the Syrian people. You may read facts about the human rights abuses committed in the war, as well as the recent NATO intervention against the Syrian government at the following encyclopedia entries. Suffice it to say, the existence of international laws that appear to prohibit many of these events has been unable to stop them from happening. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_rights_violations_during_the_Syrian_Civil_War https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2018_missile_strikes_against_Syria Why do you think that international law has been unable to stop these events from happening? Engage with the required course readings and lecture notes in answering. -Question 2: Do states alone make international law, or are do other actors do so as well? Engage with the required course readings and lecture notes in answering.