The Century Foundation’s Sam Heller discusses the complexities of a governorate that continues to evade regime control.
Jihad Yazigi discusses diplomacy in Syria, Iran’s aims, and whether the Assad regime still matters.
Journalist Ibrahim Hamidi examines how the conflict over Syria’s borders is being shaped by outside powers.
When it comes to the future of Syria, Donald Trump is channeling Barack Obama.
A regular survey of experts on matters relating to Middle Eastern and North African politics and security.
France’s president has just won a parliamentary majority, so how might he approach the Middle East?
Journalist Ali Hashem discusses why Iran aims to secure control over the Syrian-Iraqi border.
Developments in eastern Syria indicate we are entering a new phase in the country’s conflict.
On the margins of a Carnegie conference, Nikolay Koshanov and Hossein Mousavian discuss Russia’s and Iran’s role in the Syrian conflict.
On the margins of a Carnegie conference, Rouba Mhaissen and Galip Dalay discuss a solution to the Syrian conflict.
The Zaatari Camp is taking on characteristics of permanence, raising doubts about a refugee return.
In Syria, the community has been undergoing considerable political and institutional change.
The White House has recently hosted two very different views about how to deal with Islamism.
In an interview, Kheder Khaddour discusses his recent Carnegie paper on tribal realities in eastern Syria.
Khan Sheikhoun may have been attacked because it was at the heart of a conflict in northern Hama governorate.
Maha Yahya interviews Sultan Barakat about the uncertain future of Syria.
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.
In an exchange, Yezid Sayigh and Michel Duclos discuss the conditions of economic assistance to a postwar Syria.
Why Local Agreements Are Not the Solution for Ensuring Syrian Refugee Repatriation.