• Maliki and the Syrian Kurds

    Maliki and the Syrian Kurds

    October 29, 2013

    The battle for al-Yarubiya, a border crossing point along the Syrian-Iraqi border, is an extension of the broader regional battle for control of Iraq, Syria, and Lebanon by jihadists.

  • Rebels Call Geneva Talks “Treason”

    Rebels Call Geneva Talks “Treason”

    October 28, 2013

    In a statement, a group of nineteen Syrian rebel factions jointly condemned the planned Geneva II conference as an “episode in the chain of conspiracies” against their revolution.

  • What’s Next for Saudi Arabia in Syria?

    What’s Next for Saudi Arabia in Syria?

    October 25, 2013

    In the wake of stern warnings of greater unilateralism from Saudi officials and commentators, many observers have been left wondering about the future course of Saudi strategy in Syria.

  • A Dispute in Douma

    A Dispute in Douma

    October 24, 2013

    The city of Douma has long been a stronghold of the insurgency, and several armed factions are active in the area, many of them with an Islamist bent.

  • On the Road to Geneva

    On the Road to Geneva

    October 23, 2013

    A preliminary date has been set for the Geneva II negotiations and the Syrian opposition is expected to sit down with representatives from Bashar al-Assad’s regime to discuss the prospect of a unity government. But note the word ”preliminary.”

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