• Op-Eds

    Radwan Ziadeh: Forced Displacement in Syria (in French)

    Jun 21, 2017Radwan Ziadeh

    To prevent the demographic change and ethnic cleansing that is currently taking place in Syria, the international community and the UN must adopt a clear posit…

  • Policy Analysis
    LevantConflicts and Conflict Resolution

    How Did Syria Become a Victim of Regional and International Conflicts?

    Jun 19, 2017Radwan Ziadeh

    As a seventh round of peace talks is announced, the United States and Russia clash over Syria and the GCC crisis remains unresolved. What is the impact of conf…

  • Washington Policy Weekly
    LebanonUS Domestic Politics and Elections

    Congressional Update – Week Ending June 9, 2017

    James Comey's testimony shakes the Capitol; Congress holds hearings on ISIL, Hezbollah; battles continue over Saudi Arabian arms deal; Iran and Russia sanction…

  • Op-Eds

    Radwan Ziadeh: The History of the Syrian Constitution

    Jun 1, 2017Radwan Ziadeh

    Syria has had at least twelve constitutions since it obtained independence in 1946 and since the last French soldier withdrew from Syrian soil in 1947.Read more

  • Policy Analysis
    IranConflicts and Conflict Resolution

    A US-Iran Race to Control the Damascus-Baghdad Highway

    May 31, 2017Joe Macaron

    Securing the Damascus-Baghdad highway and deterring Iran’s regional activities might lead to a direct US involvement in the Syrian war.

  • Washington Policy Weekly
    IranSecurity and Defense

    Congressional Update – Week Ending May 26, 2017

    May 26, 2017Marcus Montgomery

    President Trump visits the Middle East and signs arms deal with Saudi Arabia. Congress proposes legislation regarding Iran, Syria, and violent extremism.

  • Policy Analysis
    LevantConflicts and Conflict Resolution

    Beyond the Trump-Erdoğan Meeting: The Rise of Eurasianists and Turkey’s Syria Policy

    May 23, 2017Mustafa Gurbuz

    A structural change in Turkey’s political system is gradually forcing serious changes in the country’s foreign policy toward Syria, the Gulf countries, Russia,…

  • Washington Policy Weekly
    IranReligion and Politics

    Congressional Update – Week Ending May 19, 2017

    May 19, 2017Marcus Montgomery

    Syria bill imposing sanctions on Asad regime and its supporters passes the House, and US Treasury places sanctions on these individuals and entities. Several b…

  • Washington Policy Weekly
    IranDemocracy and Governance

    Congressional Update Week Ending May 12, 2017

    May 12, 2017Marcus Montgomery

    House members meet with voter anger in their districts over the new health care bill. Aid to Palestinian threatened in the Senate. Hearings for second in comma…

  • Policy Analysis
    LevantConflicts and Conflict Resolution

    The Precariousness of the De-Escalation Zones in Syria

    May 10, 2017Mustafa Gurbuz

    Confusion engulfs the establishment of de-escalation zones in Syria as Russia advocates for them and the Syrian opposition expresses doubt about their efficacy.

  • Washington Policy Weekly
    LevantConflicts and Conflict Resolution

    Congressional Update Week Ending May 5, 2017

    May 5, 2017ACW's Research & Analysis Unit

    The House Foreign Affairs Committee approves legislation for additional sanctions on the Syrian regime and any government that deals with it or supplies it wit…

  • Washington Policy Weekly
    EgyptConflicts and Conflict Resolution

    Congressional Update Week Ending April 28, 2017

    Apr 28, 2017ACW’s Research & Analysis Unit

    Congress approved a continuing resolution to fund the US government through May 5. Both the House and Senate are debating new sanctions bills on Iran and Syria.