The process of reintegrating militias or rebels into the regime forces needs to happen as part of an integrated national program of rehabilitation.
Seventy years since the UN affirmed the right of return for Palestinian refugees, Middle East peace is further away than ever. The Trump administration’s new plan is unlikely to help.
Assaad al-Achi discusses where the foes of the Assad regime are today, and why Syrian NGOs are proliferating.
The Trump administration’s ‘ultimate deal’ will bring many things, but peace is not one of them.
The Assad regime’s ascendancy has pushed the EU and European governments onto the back foot. Europe needs to rethink its foreign policy priorities—and fast.
A regular survey of experts on matters relating to Middle Eastern and North African politics and security.
A look ahead to 2019, focusing on the most significant and challenging issues facing the world, specifically the Middle East and North Africa region.
Stabilization programs in Syria long outlived their original political rationale, but bureaucratic factors, analytic biases, and an imperative to deliver services kept them going.
Sawsan Abou Zainedin discusses how Syria’s recent reconstruction legislation has served political priorities.
Airbnb says it will no longer list properties to rent in the occupied West Bank. Other companies will be watching to see what happens next.