Turkey and the United States Should Work Together to Avert Disaster in Idlib
Despite their differences, Trump and Erodgan share an interest in avoiding a new humanitarian catastrophe in Syria.
U.S. Ramps Up Threats of Military Action Against Syria’s Assad
The administration is worried about lingering Iranian and Russian influence in Syria.
Trump Should Work With Putin to Develop a New Framework for Syria
U.S.-Russia relations have reached a generational low—but there’s still room for cooperation to avert a wider war in the Middle East.
The Syrian War Is Over, and America Lost
Bashar al-Assad won. It’s worth thinking about why the United States didn’t.
Russia Doesn’t Solve Conflicts, It Silences Them
The Kremlin’s involvement in the Middle East has raised Moscow’s profile while letting underlying tensions fester.
Don’t Stand So Close To Me
Iran’s growing presence in Syria has forced Israel’s security establishment to plan for the worst.
One Year Ago, Pundits Welcomed a Turning Point in Syria. They Were Wrong.
U.S. policy in the Middle East is being guided by Trump's doctrine of incoherent chaos. And it's only getting worse.
Seven Years of Syrian Civil War, Through the Eyes of Refugee Children
Photographer Chris de Bode interviewed 7-year-old refugees to mark the seventh year of the Syrian civil war.
Assad’s Divide and Conquer Strategy Is Working
After months of merciless bombardment, the Syrian regime is now exploiting rebel rivalries to win back Eastern Ghouta.
Vladimir Putin’s ‘Mission Accomplished’ Moment
Russia's highly-touted peace conference to end the war in Syria was an utter debacle.
How to Stop the War Between Turkey and the Syrian Kurds
Fighting between two vital U.S. allies will only strengthen Assad and Iran.
Syrians Are Ready to Accept Bashar al-Assad as President
The war-weary country isn’t enthusiastic about its president, but desperate for a return to normalcy.
It’s Time For a New Syria Peace Process
The United States could decide to keep up the charade in Geneva, but if we want to see greater stability in the years ahead, we need to change course.
Syrian Army, U.S-Backed Forces Rub Shoulders In Eastern Syria
Fighters from opposite camps converge on the ISIS stronghold of Deir Ezzour — with potentially explosive consequences.
Trump’s Syria Strategy Hinges on Russia
But does the president have enough leverage to make Moscow do what’s necessary?
Inside Turkey’s NGO Purge
The Turkish government is targeting aid workers with intimidation tactics, inane red tape, and senseless deportations.
Bashar al-Assad’s Son Flunked a Math Competition in Brazil Last Week
The self-described “normal kid” secured a coveted spot on the Syrian national Math Olympiad team.