A return of Syrian refugees living in Turkey must guarantee the proper conditions and their basic dignity.
The Assad regime seeks to reassert control over the frontier with Turkey, in that way becoming regionally relevant again.
In an interview, Armenak Tokmajyan provides an update on the situation in southern Syria, a place of perpetual instability.
Syrian officials know that unless they control areas east of the Euphrates, the regime will not be able to stabilize itself.
Turkey’s upcoming elections help to explain why Recep Tayyip Erdogan is thinking of rekindling ties with Syria.
A lot is happening in Syria’s Suwayda Governorate, but Damascus still remains the dominant outside actor.
In an interview, Armenak Tokmajyan talks about Sarmada, Syria’s border with Turkey, and why the status quo there may change.
Watching the Ukraine conflict, Middle Eastern leaders see the Russian president has approached matters in the same way as they would.
Turkey has unfinished business when it comes to fighting Kurdish forces south of its border.
The complex situation along Syria’s northern border with Turkey makes any settlement there difficult.
Syria is being drawn into a de facto coalition that may aim to limit Iran’s reach in the Levant
The Ukraine war will reshape Russia’s influence in the Middle East, the Mediterranean, and Africa.
In an interview, Dmitri Trenin discusses what Middle Eastern countries will be looking for in the Ukraine crisis.
In an interview, Ruslan Trad describes how private military companies advance the Kremlin’s agenda in the Arab world.
In an interview, Thomas Pierret explains what was behind the effective abrogation of the position of mufti in Syria.
In an interview, Ibrahim Hamidi discusses the different aspects of Rifaat al-Assad’s return to Syria.
In an interview, Joe Macaron examines the specifics of the shifting U.S. attitude toward the Middle East
Jordan has started to take a leading role in ending Syria’s isolation, after years of pursuing a contrary policy.
In an interview, Kheder Khaddour discusses the likely outcomes in Syria’s northwest, where Russian and Turkish aims clash.
Regional and international actors are accumulating cards to engage in a new Middle Eastern power game.