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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Because of Covid-19 restrictions, researchers have had to find alternative ways of getting information.
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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In an interview, Soli Özel explains the multifaceted nature of Turkey’s ambitions in the Middle East and North Africa.
In an interview, Joseph Daher examines the multiple factors that have brought about the collapse of the Syrian economy.
In an interview, Anton Mardasov discusses rising Russian influence in Syria and where this might lead.
The Syrian military’s efforts to contain the Covid-19 pandemic have not greatly affected its operations.
Syria’s conflict has transformed the conditions of tribal clan notables who have sought refuge in Jordan.
The Makhlouf affair may accelerate a generalized collapse of Syria’s economy and effective control over the country.
In Syria, Russia and the United Arab Emirates are collaborating and competing at the same time.