Russia is regaining influence in North Africa thanks to weapons, energy, and trade.
Human Rights Watch’s Sara Kayyali discusses whether Syrian officials will ever face trial for their actions in Syria’s conflict.
Thomas Pierret discusses his recent research on the brief Salafi moment in the Syrian conflict.
There is a crisis of trust between Jordan’s citizens and the state, and the old ways won’t work anymore.
Gary Samore of Harvard’s Belfer Center discusses the implications of the U.S. withdrawal from the nuclear deal with Iran.
A regular survey of experts on matters relating to Middle Eastern and North African politics and security.
Hurras al-Din is playing the role of spoiler in Syria’s north, against Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham.
Amnesty International’s Diana Semaan discusses human rights reporting in Syria and its shortcomings.
Whatever the outcome of Turkey’s June 24 elections, a new presidential system will come into effect and the foreign policy, economic, and social ramifications will be significant.
Alexey Khlebnikov discusses Moscow’s role in the ongoing standoff between Iran and Israel in Syria.