By integrating pro-regime armed groups into state structures, the Assad regime has created a hybrid military order.
Arab and Western intelligence officials are said to be normalizing relations with the Assad regime, and that is worrisome.
In an interview, Kheder Khaddour discusses his recent Carnegie paper on tribal realities in eastern Syria.
The Syrian regime devolves some power over reconstruction, mainly to retain it.
Did the Security Council’s vote on sanctions for Syria’s chemical weapons attacks promote accountability or impunity?
The head of Syria’s Air Force Intelligence Directorate says Bashar al-Assad was too soft.
Why local tribal calculations will determine what happens outside Syria’s heartland.
With Iranian and Russian support Assad seems to be winning in the areas that matter most to him.
Recent airstrikes in Hasakah by the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad may signal a shift in strategy against Kurdish movements in Syria.
While forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad have suffered setbacks, recent advances have managed to reclaim strategic territories.
The rapid depreciation of the Syrian pound has caused a further decline in the living standards of ordinary Syrians and threatens the continued functioning of what remains of the state.
President Bashar al-Assad’s advance into Palmyra has redrawn Syria’s military battlefield and may accelerate a shift in the political landscape of the conflict as well.
Aron Lund, Editor of Syria in Crisis, looks back on events in Syria in 2015 through the site’s most popular posts.
Since the onset of the Russian intervention two months ago, has Vladimir Putin managed to turn the tide in Syria?
By retaking the Kweiris Airbase, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has sent a message to rebels and regime loyalists alike.
With Russia’s military intervention now underway in Syria, questions remain regarding Putin’s goals and targets.
Despite its poor prospects for the future, the Syrian regime remains as intransigent as it was on day one of the uprising.
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.
Recently expelled from Syria’s parliament, the political future of Qadri Jamil is now uncertain.
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s recent speech has given rare insight into his regime’s strategy and view of the conflict.