The Islamic State’s governing system in Syria looks a great deal like that of the Assad regime.
Iraq’s Yezidis are trapped amidst the rivalries all around them.
Breaking Yemen further with a militarized U.S. policy will only help AQAP.
Why is a marriage question dividing Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi and Sheikh Ahmad al-Tayyib?
As Syrian rebels become more extreme, the only winner will be Bashar al-Assad.
In an interview, Abul-Abbas al-Shami looks back on his role in the Syrian uprising.
A split in Ahrar al-Sham could prove very costly to the Syrian opposition.
In an interview, Stéphane Lacroix talks about his recent Carnegie paper on Egypt’s Hizb al-Nour
“Madkhali” Salafists in Libya are active in the battle against the Islamic State, and in factional conflicts.
Syrian rebels are borrowing from the legacy of the Fighting Vanguard.
As it becomes possible to take stock of the situation in Manbij and a new administration moves in, the city will be seen as an important bellwether in the war against the Islamic State.
Although the Islamic State's territory is shrinking it will continue to pose a threat in the long term as its virtual presence has become as dangerous as the physical one.
If negotiations fail to overcome the divide between rebel factions, the East Ghouta may be heading for a permanent internal split.
Rebels in Syria’s East Ghouta enclave have established a unique system of coordination and governance under the auspices of one of Syria’s most powerful rebel factions.
President Bashar al-Assad’s advance into Palmyra has redrawn Syria’s military battlefield and may accelerate a shift in the political landscape of the conflict as well.
The newly-elected leader of Lebanon’s Jamaa al-Islamiya faces the uphill task of reforming the party and injecting new blood into its veins.
Four months of relentless Russian bombardment and offensives by the government of Bashar al-Assad and its Shia allies seem to have left the Syrian opposition exhausted.
Aron Lund, Editor of Syria in Crisis, looks back on events in Syria in 2015 through the site’s most popular posts.
Recent strategic victories by the Kurds over the self-proclaimed Islamic State have bolstered prospects for continued Kurdish expansion.
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.