Idlib Faces a Fearsome Future: Islamist Rule or Mass Murder
Despite this week’s meeting of Putin, Erdogan, and Rouhani, there is no good news in the last redoubt of the Syrian revolt.
They Left to Join ISIS. Now Europe Is Leaving Their Citizens to Die in Iraq.
A Belgian fighter captured in Syria was transported to Iraq to face trial. He's now on death row.
Europe’s Fear of Refugees Is the Only Thing That Can Save Syria
Bashar al-Assad is on the verge of victory after massacring his population with Russian help. But the EU’s fear of yet another refugee influx could spur action to stop the carnage.
Putin Plays Erdogan Like a Fiddle
In the increasingly close relationship between the Russian and Turkish presidents, there’s one clear alpha.
Turkey Can’t Host Syrian Refugees Forever
Voters across the political spectrum have become hostile toward the millions of people who fled Bashar al-Assad’s regime. Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his opponents are now responding with tough talk on repatriation.
Is Iraq the New Front Line in Israel’s Conflict with Iran?
Nearly four decades after taking out Saddam Hussein’s nuclear reactor, Israel once again faces threats emanating from Iranian-backed militias in Iraq.
Turkey Is Helping, Not Deporting, Syrian Refugees
The Turkish government provides millions of Syrians with health care and education. A multilateral political solution is needed and demonizing Ankara won’t help.
The U.N. Helps Syria Bomb the Opposition
A United Nations program passes on rebel coordinates to Russia. Its bombs do the rest.
Time Is Running Out for Syrians in Lebanon
Beirut is ready to send refugees home, but there isn’t much for them to go back to.
Turkey’s Deportation Policy Is Killing Syrian Refugees
Ankara once welcomed millions of Syrians as “guests.” Now, as anti-refugee sentiment rises, they are being sent back across the border, where they face danger and death.
Tensions Spike as Turkey Threatens Syria Offensive
U.S. defense secretary says a Turkish incursion would be “unacceptable.”
Document of the Week: U.N. Calls Out Syrian Propaganda Over Hospital Attacks
Assad’s shaky case for innocence in the face of war crimes charges crumbles at the United Nations.
Lebanon Is Sick and Tired of Syrian Refugees
The country has hosted the most refugees per capita in the world—and it’s now out of patience.
In Overflowing Syrian Refugee Camps, Extremism Takes Root
The U.S. withdrawal could leave tens of thousands vulnerable to Islamic State indoctrination.
In the Islamic State’s Former Stronghold, a Secret Yearning for Assad
Though Raqqa was captured by the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces, many residents are mistrustful and believe only Bashar al-Assad can bring stability.
Syria’s Assad Is Deliberately Starving Thousands of Refugees
U.S. officials say they are pressuring the regime to allow U.N. aid deliveries to the Rukban camp.
The World This Weekend
The British ambassador to the United States exits the stage, and Europe tries to salvage the Iran nuclear deal.
In Debate Over Turkey Sanctions, Trump Is the Wild Card
U.S. security officials are pushing for penalties over Ankara’s purchase of a Russian missile system.