• Event Video
    SyriaRegional Relations and Geopolitics

    Arab Normalization with the Assad Regime: Domestic and International Implications.

    Apr 27, 2023

    Arab Center Washington DC held a briefing on April 25, 2023 with Dr. Bader Jamous, President of the Syrian Negotiation Commission, Sheikh Salem Al-Meslet, Pres…

  • Featured Speakers
    SyriaRegional Relations and Geopolitics

    Arab Normalization with the Assad Regime: Domestic and International Implications

    Apr 25, 2023

    Speaker Bio:Bader Jamous is the President of the Syrian Negotiation Commission. He defected from the Assad regime at the beginning of the Syrian Revolution and…

  • Policy Analysis
    SyriaJustice, Equality, and Human Rights

    What Does Normalization with Assad Mean for Accountability and a Political Resolution?

    Apr 18, 2023Patricia Karam

    Against the backdrop of Syria’s impending return to the Arab fold, French judges this month ordered three high-ranking Syrian intelligence officers to stand tr…

  • Webinar
    SyriaJustice, Equality, and Human Rights

    Detainees and Forcibly Disappeared Persons in Syria: Paths to Truth and Accountability

    Apr 20, 2023

    Experts examine the extent of arbitrary detentions and enforced disappearances in Syria, outline the processes already set up to address this crisis, analyze i…

  • Policy Analysis
    TurkeyConflicts and Conflict Resolution

    Obstacles to a Turkey-Syria Reconciliation

    Mar 29, 2023Salim Çevik

    Syrian President Bashar al-Assad paid an important visit to Moscow in mid-March 2023. One of the main agenda items was the Turkish-Syrian reconciliation that R…

  • Policy Analysis
    SyriaRegional Relations and Geopolitics

    Arab States Are Normalizing with Syria’s Assad Regime

    Taking advantage of the devastating earthquake that ravaged parts of northwestern Syria in February, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has tried to use the trag…

  • Policy Analysis
    The Arab WorldUS Foreign Policy

    US Middle East Policy: The Trump-Biden Doctrine in Action

    Mar 22, 2023Charles W. Dunne

    All US presidents, it seems, need their own foreign policy “doctrine.” President James Monroe famously started the trend in 1823, and many others—Truman, Eisen…

  • Policy Analysis
    LebanonRegional Relations and Geopolitics

    Lebanon and Syria and the Saudi-Iran Detente

    Mar 21, 2023Imad K. Harb

    The recent China-brokered agreement between Saudi Arabia and the Islamic Republic of Iran is expected to have a de-escalating effect on many issues in the Midd…

  • Policy Analysis
    SyriaMigrants, Refugees, and IDPs

    Politics, Displacement, and the Human Toll of the Recent Earthquake in Syria

    Mar 15, 2023Heba Gowayed

    On February 6, 2023, the earth shifted at the fault line that runs along the Turkey-Syria border, resulting in a 7.8 magnitude earthquake, which was followed j…

  • Op-Eds

    Reeling from dual crises, Syria needs more than just humanitarian aid

    Mar 6, 2023Radwan Ziadeh

    This month marks 12 years since the civil war began in my homeland, Syria. The war has killed hundreds of thousands of people and displaced millions more. Then…

  • Event Video
    SyriaMigrants, Refugees, and IDPs

    The Aftermath of the Syria-Turkey Earthquake: Humanitarian Crises and Geopolitical Challenges

    Feb 28, 2023

    Experts discuss the situation in northern Syria and southern Turkey, the magnitude of the humanitarian catastrophe, local and international responses, and the …

  • Policy Analysis
    SyriaSecurity and Defense

    Syrian Kurds Are Hoping for, but Not Banking On, Continued US Partnership

    The massive earthquake that struck southern Turkey and northwestern Syria has given the Syrian Kurds a reprieve from a possible Turkish military invasion of ar…