• Yarmouk Ceasefires Have Brought No Reconciliation

    Yarmouk Ceasefires Have Brought No Reconciliation

    Salim Salamah
    April 29, 2014

    The ceasefires in the Yarmouk refugee camp were imposed solutions. It would be a grave mistake to understand these agreements as an example of genuine reconciliation.

  • Starving the Palestinian Yarmouk Camp

    Starving the Palestinian Yarmouk Camp

    Salim Salamah
    April 28, 2014

    The Syrian regime's siege of the Yarmouk refugee camp has changed the course of the conflict and strengthened the hand of the government.

  • What Would the Fall of Homs Mean?

    What Would the Fall of Homs Mean?

    April 24, 2014

    If the Syrian regime recaptures Old Homs, it will further cement Bashar al-Assad’s grip on an area of Syria he truly cannot afford to relinquish.

  • The Syrian Army Closes in on Homs

    The Syrian Army Closes in on Homs

    April 23, 2014

    The rebel stronghold in the Old City of Homs, which has withstood nearly two years of government siege and shelling, is close to falling.

  • Al-Qaeda Is Dead, Long Live Al-Qaeda

    Al-Qaeda Is Dead, Long Live Al-Qaeda

    Jean-Pierre Filiu
    April 22, 2014

    The former Iraqi branch of al-Qaeda has become an important driving force behind the global jihad, in its current guise as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, or ISIL.

  • The Syria Factor in Iraqi Kurdish Politics

    The Syria Factor in Iraqi Kurdish Politics

    Wladimir Van Wilgenburg
    April 21, 2014

    Competing regional agendas continue to drive the two leading Kurdish actors in the region apart and because of this, they cannot agree on a joint policy to aid the Syrian Kurds.

  • Drought, Corruption, and War: Syria’s Agricultural Crisis

    Drought, Corruption, and War: Syria’s Agricultural Crisis

    April 18, 2014

    Villages, towns, and entire farming regions in Syria are being depopulated by violence, social breakdown, and economic collapse; they may never again be able to sustain a population of the size they held before 2011.

  • Druze Sheikhs Protest in Sweida

    Druze Sheikhs Protest in Sweida

    Tobias Lang
    April 16, 2014

    The regime's removal of a military intelligence chief of the southern Syrian city of Sweida after protests led by Druze religious sheikhs indicates that the position of the regime in the city is not as strong as it once was.

  • The Sham Legion: Syria’s Moderate Islamists

    The Sham Legion: Syria’s Moderate Islamists

    Raphaël Lefèvre, Ali El Yassir
    April 15, 2014

    The emergence of the Sham Legion, a moderate Islamist rebel group, may be a significant political development because, until its formation, only more conservative and Salafi-oriented brigades had managed to merge into ideologically coherent countrywide alliances.

  • Politics of the Islamic Front, Part 6: Stagnation?

    Politics of the Islamic Front, Part 6: Stagnation?

    April 14, 2014

    While the ideology, politics, and public messaging of the rebel factions making up the Islamic Front have been streamlined effectively, initial hopes for closer organizational and battlefield unity have not yet borne fruit. Five months after its creation, the Islamic Front seemingly remains a rather wobbly umbrella movement.

  • Iran’s Unrealistic Endgame in Syria

    Iran’s Unrealistic Endgame in Syria

    April 11, 2014

    Until Iran and all the other governments currently fanning the flames of war in Syria have accepted that no peace plan can work without a critical mass of armed actors on both sides, Syria’s slow collapse into Somalia-style anarchy will continue.

  • One Year of Jihadi Civil War

    One Year of Jihadi Civil War

    April 09, 2014

    Since the creation of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant a year ago today, the rivalry between Iraqi and Syrian militant leaders has grown into a full-blown jihadi civil war.

  • The Mujahideen Army of Aleppo

    The Mujahideen Army of Aleppo

    April 08, 2014

    Made up of thousands of fighters, the Mujahideen Army dominates a chunk of the strategically important countryside west of Aleppo and exerts influence over at least some of the main supply routes from Turkey to Aleppo.

  • What Do Syria’s Rebels Want From the West?

    What Do Syria’s Rebels Want From the West?

    Vera Mironova, Loubna Mrie, Sam Whitt
    April 07, 2014

    Many Syrians are well-aware of the role that major powers could play to determine the outcome of the war, but the public is divided on its support for the West. The United States and NATO are neither fully embraced nor universally reviled.

  • A New Free Syrian Army Leadership

    A New Free Syrian Army Leadership

    April 04, 2014

    It is far too early to tell whether it will have any impact on the ground, but a new Syrian rebel leadership is finally taking form after the splits of this spring.

  • Fueling Conflict: Syria's War for Oil and Gas

    Fueling Conflict: Syria's War for Oil and Gas

    David Butter
    April 02, 2014

    Syria’s oil and gas resources are too small to be considered a prize in the struggle over the country’s destiny, but energy issues still play an important part in the conflict.

  • The Death of an Assad

    The Death of an Assad

    April 01, 2014

    As one of many cousins of Bashar al-Assad, Hilal al-Assad was perhaps on the outskirts of absolute power, but his death will still have come as a chilling reminder to the elite in Damascus of how precarious their position really is.

  • The Failure to Stop Starvation Tactics in Syria

    The Failure to Stop Starvation Tactics in Syria

    March 31, 2014

    There have been attempts to directly address the Syrian humanitarian situation without getting caught up in the divisive politics over Assad’s future. But these attempts have so far made little progress because the conduct of the war is nearly indistinguishable from its politics.

  • Can Syria’s Muslim Brotherhood Salvage Its Relations With Riyadh?

    Can Syria’s Muslim Brotherhood Salvage Its Relations With Riyadh?

    March 28, 2014

    Saudi Arabia and the Syrian Muslim Brotherhood have had a difficult relationship, one that has been further complicated by the Syrian civil war.

  • The Free Syrian Armies: Failed Reconciliation

    The Free Syrian Armies: Failed Reconciliation

    March 26, 2014

    The institutional split within the Syrian opposition's Free Syrian Army may reflect foreign countries' disputes, but it also reflects the opposition's organizational chaos and personal rivalries.

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