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.
In an interview, Armenak Tokmajyan examines the regional implications of developments in southern Syria.
In an interview, Azzam al-Kassir discusses Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham and what explains its pragmatism in a time of change.
Regime forces are staging a comeback in southern Syria, and this time Russia may be helping matters.
Might the Arab states hand Lebanon over to Syria as compensation for distancing itself from Iran?
Jordan’s bahhara have suffered from a closed border with Syria, but efforts to resume informal trade ties continue.
Why was Bashar al-Assad so unprepared for the Syrian uprising, and has he learned anything since?
In an interview, Frederic Hof recalls how Bashar al-Assad undercut the party’s position on the Shebaa Farms.
Lebanon and Syria are using the fate of Syrian refugees to advance their economic and political agendas.
In an interview, Kheder Khaddour looks back at the wreckage of Syria on the anniversary of the start of its conflict.
Developments on the ground in Dar‘a show that instability is bound to continue in the governorate.
As the Biden administration enters office, several assumptions about the Middle East will have to be abandoned.
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The rules of what is deemed acceptable political behavior are constantly shifting in Syria, with perilous consequences.
Turkey is altering the nature of Syrian border areas, perhaps presaging more far-reaching steps.
In an interview, Armenak Tokmajyan discusses his recent paper on the Syrian regime’s return to the southern border area.
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