Recent strategic victories by the Kurds over the self-proclaimed Islamic State have bolstered prospects for continued Kurdish expansion.
As 2016 approaches, four experts examine how Syria’s economy has been affected by the war and how it might evolve in the coming year.
Russia’s intervention may alter the course of the war in Syria or contribute to the slow and painful death of the country.
The recent Syrian opposition conference in Riyadh has been met with cautious optimism, but questions remain about the role of a powerful Islamist group and Syria's Kurds.
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.
Individuals and civil society organizations are stepping in to ensure access to education for Syrian children and save them from becoming a lost generation.
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?
A recently released statement by a large group of Syrian rebel factions seems to show some level of support for the peace process initiated by United Nations.
With the migrant crisis in Europe reaching new levels, Aron Lund interviews Mouaffaq Nyrabia on the war in Syria and the opposition’s relationship with the EU.
Despite its poor prospects for the future, the Syrian regime remains as intransigent as it was on day one of the uprising.
The road to a political agreement in Syria remains long and bumpy as the priorities of different actors continue to diverge widely.
The Assad regime’s control of Syria's public institutions and the provision of essential services will need to be broken in order to solve the Syrian crisis.