The Islamic State’s governing system in Syria looks a great deal like that of the Assad regime.
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.
Syrian rebels are borrowing from the legacy of the Fighting Vanguard.
As a new UN humanitarian coordinator arrives in Damascus, calls for a debate over aid increase.
With Iranian and Russian support Assad seems to be winning in the areas that matter most to him.
Syria’s rebels are learning the disadvantages of being a proxy force.
Turkey’s recent incursion into Syria aims to secure the self-proclaimed Islamic State’s main smuggling and trade hub in northern Syria, but there may be other motives.
Recent airstrikes in Hasakah by the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad may signal a shift in strategy against Kurdish movements in Syria.
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.