Will Turkey Expel Its Syrian Refugees?
Nearly 4 million refugees are caught in the crossfire of Ankara’s heated domestic politics.
Russia’s Imperial Arrogance Is Destroying Ukrainian Heritage
The Kremlin believes it’s the true heir of classical civilization—and is poised to replicate its pillage of Syria in Ukraine under the guise of cultural preservation.
Putin Is Targeting Ukrainian Hospitals. That’s a War Crime.
The Kremlin is reviving the brutal methods it used in Syria, and the World Health Organization is refusing to name the crime and its perpetrator.
Putin Resorts to Syrian Mercenaries in Ukraine. It’s Not the First Time.
The Kremlin has been recruiting thousands of hardened Syrian fighters to join its war in Ukraine.
Syrian Fighters May End Up on Both Sides of the Ukraine War
Young Syrians have already served as mercenaries elsewhere.
Rebel-Held Syria Is the New Capital of Global Terrorism
The question of who controls the region around Idlib has become an international problem.
The Long Game Podcast: A Syrian Paralympian Who Competes For All Refugees
How a Paralympian personified the ultimate perseverance.
The U.S. Has a Moral Responsibility to Prevent Assad’s Normalization
The Syrian leader’s crimes will forever be recalled alongside the world’s worst tyrannical butchers.
The Pointlessness of America’s Syria Sanctions
The United States has given up on trying to topple Bashar al-Assad—but continues to punish the Syrian people.
The Human Cost of Normalizing Assad
Arab states are welcoming the Syrian president back into the fold. That’s bad news for millions of Syrian refugees.
The Negotiators Podcast: How A Finish Diplomat Negotiated the Release of Mothers and Children from Syria
Jussi Tanner spent nearly two years bargaining with the Kurdish-led autonomous government.
Bashar al-Assad’s Unlikely Comeback
Regional governments that once shunned Damascus are mending fences with a murderous regime—showing human rights abusers everywhere how to commit atrocities with impunity.
Assad’s Family Reunion Could Be a Final Victory
By reconciling with an estranged uncle, Syria’s dictator may have definitively reestablished his power.
The Spy Who Could Have Saved Syria
An espionage thriller presents an alternative to former U.S. President Barack Obama’s failed policy toward the Assad regime.
Biden’s Inaction on Syria Risks Normalizing Assad—and His Crimes
The world is gradually accepting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad back into the fold.
The Myth of Moderate Jihadis
The unspoken pact between Washington and anti-Islamic State jihadi groups is a short-sighted move that will reward extremists.
Turkey Capitalizes on Afghanistan Distraction to Attack Kurdish Forces in Syria
Turkish airstrikes in Syria have escalated over the last month as the world concentrates on a different crisis.