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.
Following the expulsions of several senior members of the Nusra Front, new information on the group has spilled out onto social media.
Details regarding internal disputes in the Nusra Front have recently leaked out raising questions about the future of the group.
Recently expelled from Syria’s parliament, the political future of Qadri Jamil is now uncertain.
Despite a newly unveiled plan to stem the violence in Syria, experts remain skeptical of the prospects for peace.
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s recent speech has given rare insight into his regime’s strategy and view of the conflict.
Despite significant involvement in Syria, Russia's ability to influence the regime of President Bashar al-Assad is more limited than it may appear.
A recent meeting of Syrian rebel commanders in Turkey called for a new Supreme Military Council for the Free Syrian Army. The announcement was not simply a step toward unity but a calculated political move.
Iran has signed a historic agreement regarding its nuclear program which will have subsequent effects on its regional clients, particularly Syria.
As the war in Syria continues, the role of Bedouin communities remains an understudied yet vital component of the conflict.
In a recent audio recording, the spokesperson of the Islamic State marks the group's first year, admonishes rivals, and fuels sectarian tensions.
In what may be the latest in a string of losses for the Syrian army, President Bashar al-Assad may be about to lose control of another provincial capital, Daraa.
Over the last year the Islamic State gained control of a substantial portion of Syria's energy resources and infrastructure, providing leverage over the regime and depriving it of much needed revenue.
With the recent capture of the city of Palmyra, the Islamic State has reasserted its anti-Assad credentials and put another tremendous economic strain on the Syrian government.
With no discernible end or victor in sight, stateless violence and spheres of influence controlled by various factions may become the norm in Syria.
A wide coalition of Syrian rebel groups have announced that they will boycott political talks proposed by the United Nations. Aron Lund interviews Subhi al-Refai on these developments.
Rumors are again circulating regarding the health of Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, sparking discussions of potential replacements and their necessary qualifications.
The debate has raged for several years over whether the Assad regime is on the verge of collapse. But there is a more important question not being asked.
The gruesome death of a long-time Syrian intelligence and military officer raises questions about the internal cohesion of the embattled Syrian regime and whether Bashar al-Assad can hold on much longer.
Without U.S. backing and approval, a large-scale Arab and Turkish military intervention in Syria isn’t likely. But that’s not the only way to increase pressure on Assad.