Aron Lund

Nonresident Fellow
Middle East Program

Aron Lund was a nonresident fellow in the Middle East Program and the author of several reports and books on the Syrian opposition movement.

Aron Lund, previously a nonresident fellow in the Carnegie Middle East Program, has published extensively on Syrian opposition movements and military dynamics. In addition to being a regular contributor to various journals and newspapers, Lund has published two books and several reports on Syrian militias and opposition politics. He is also the author of “Struggling to Adapt: The Muslim Brotherhood in a New Syria.”

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  • Going South in East Ghouta
    • February 17, 2017

    Going South in East Ghouta

    Infighting and regime gains suggest the rebels are heading for defeat around Damascus.

  • The Jihadi Spiral
    • February 08, 2017

    The Jihadi Spiral

    As Syrian rebels become more extreme, the only winner will be Bashar al-Assad.

  • Will History Repeat Itself?
    • January 06, 2017

    Will History Repeat Itself?

    In an interview, Abul-Abbas al-Shami looks back on his role in the Syrian uprising.

  • Holiday Asides
    • December 22, 2016

    Holiday Asides

    As 2016 comes to a close, Diwan offers recommendations for this period of relative rest.

  • Divided, They May Fall
    • December 14, 2016

    Divided, They May Fall

    A split in Ahrar al-Sham could prove very costly to the Syrian opposition.

  • The Long View
    • December 06, 2016

    The Long View

    In an interview, Derek Chollet looks back at the Obama administration’s decision-making on Syria.

  • A Turning Point in Aleppo
    • December 01, 2016

    A Turning Point in Aleppo

    A defeat will leave Syria’s opposition at a dead end, with little chance of reversing the tide of war.

  • A Voice From the Shadows
    • November 25, 2016

    A Voice From the Shadows

    The head of Syria’s Air Force Intelligence Directorate says Bashar al-Assad was too soft.

  • Constructively Ambiguous
    • October 17, 2016

    Constructively Ambiguous

    Hillary Clinton may intervene more in Syria, but don’t assume she’s a hardened interventionist.

  • A Secondary Thought
    • October 14, 2016

    A Secondary Thought

    Donald Trump’s policies on Syria suggest he may favor Assad and has learned little about the country.


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