Aron Lund was a nonresident fellow in the Middle East Program and the author of several reports and books on the Syrian opposition movement.
Aron Lund, previously a nonresident fellow in the Carnegie Middle East Program, has published extensively on Syrian opposition movements and military dynamics. In addition to being a regular contributor to various journals and newspapers, Lund has published two books and several reports on Syrian militias and opposition politics. He is also the author of “Struggling to Adapt: The Muslim Brotherhood in a New Syria.”
With three Syrian opposition conferences underway at once, the most important one takes place in Riyadh where failure could prove disastrous and success could be a real step toward a political process.
Since the onset of the Russian intervention two months ago, has Vladimir Putin managed to turn the tide in Syria?
The self-proclaimed Islamic State has recently experienced significant setbacks at the hands of the Syrian Democratic Forces, a Kurdish-majority alliance backed by the United States.
Following attacks by the self-proclaimed Islamic State in multiple countries, Aron Lund interviews Charles Lister on Syria’s armed opposition and the threat posed by jihadi factions.
By retaking the Kweiris Airbase, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has sent a message to rebels and regime loyalists alike.
With the Syrian city of Idlib no longer controlled by the government of President Bashar al-Assad, Aron Lund interviews Tarif al-Sayyed Issa about the situation on the ground.
While new rebel factions are common in Syria, the recently formed Jaish al-Sham may serve to bind the ties between Ahrar al-Sham and the remainder of the Syrian armed opposition.
The new United Nations peace process for Syria will operate on two tracks with the hope of building the necessary critical mass to stem the violence.
With Russia’s military intervention now underway in Syria, questions remain regarding Putin’s goals and targets.
With Russia increasing its involvement in Syria, what are the likely first targets for any potential military action?