The Zaatari Camp is taking on characteristics of permanence, raising doubts about a refugee return.
Khan Sheikhoun may have been attacked because it was at the heart of a conflict in northern Hama governorate.
U.S. airstrikes against the Assad regime present both dangers and possibilities in Syria.
In an interview, Charles Lister talks about jihadists and why Bashar al-Assad has to go.
Why Local Agreements Are Not the Solution for Ensuring Syrian Refugee Repatriation.
The Syrian regime devolves some power over reconstruction, mainly to retain it.
The Islamic State’s governing system in Syria looks a great deal like that of the Assad regime.
How does Russia position itself between Iran and Israel in the Middle East?
Infighting and regime gains suggest the rebels are heading for defeat around Damascus.
As Syrian rebels become more extreme, the only winner will be Bashar al-Assad.
Moscow is reshaping the Syria conflict to ultimately impose a solution to its liking.
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, Derek Chollet looks back at the Obama administration’s decision-making on Syria.
A defeat will leave Syria’s opposition at a dead end, with little chance of reversing the tide of war.
The head of Syria’s Air Force Intelligence Directorate says Bashar al-Assad was too soft.
Hillary Clinton may intervene more in Syria, but don’t assume she’s a hardened interventionist.
Donald Trump’s policies on Syria suggest he may favor Assad and has learned little about the country.
Why local tribal calculations will determine what happens outside Syria’s heartland.
The traditional tools of U.S. statecraft in the Middle East are wanting.