• Op-Eds
    SyriaUS Foreign Policy

    The ISIS leader killed in a U.S. special forces raid will be replaced. ISIS is reviving.

    Feb 3, 2022Charles W. Dunne

    President Joe Biden’s announcement Thursday that a U.S. special forces operation in Idlib province in northern Syria killed Abu Ibrahim al-Hashimi al-Qurayshi,…

  • Policy Analysis
    SyriaRegional Relations and Geopolitics

    Rehabilitation of the Assad Regime

    Dec 15, 2021Radwan Ziadeh

    With the approaching date of the next Arab Summit to be hosted by Algeria in March 2022, some member countries of the League of Arab States have become more vo…

  • Op-Eds
    UAERegional Relations and Geopolitics

    Will the UAE succeed in Rehabilitating Assad

    Nov 25, 2021Radwan Ziadeh

    Politics, as it is said, is based on profit and loss, and profit and loss here is based on the interests of the people who are entrusted with the government to…

  • Policy Analysis
    SyriaRegional Relations and Geopolitics

    Russia’s Multifaceted Policy in Syria

    More than six years after Russia began its military intervention in the Syrian civil war, President Vladimir Putin has chalked up some important victories amid…

  • Op-Eds

    Political symbolism in the coup against Hassoun

    Nov 19, 2021Radwan Ziadeh

    Perhaps the abolition of the position of the Mufti in Syria, which dates back to 1918, and the formation of what the Assad regime called the “Scholarly Jurispr…

  • Viewpoint
    SyriaConflicts and Conflict Resolution

    The Failure of Syria’s Constitutional Committee

    Nov 16, 2021Radwan Ziadeh

    In October 2019, Secretary General of the United Nations António Guterres enthusiastically welcomed the creation of Syria’s Constitutional Committee that would…

  • From our Affiliates
    SyriaRegional Relations and Geopolitics

    Emirati Normalization with the Syrian Regime: Motives and Implications

    Nov 16, 2021Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies

    On 9 November, the UAE Foreign Minister, Abdullah bin Zayed, paid a visit to Damascus, the first in ten years, during which he met the head of the Syrian regim…

  • Op-Eds

    The Emirates in Assad’s Lap (in Arabic)

    Nov 10, 2021Radwan Ziadeh

    In the state of democratic institutions, three factors are always taken into consideration when making any decision related to internal and foreign policy. The…

  • Podcast
    EgyptDemocracy and Governance

    Islamism and Revolution across the Middle East

    Oct 6, 2021

    Yousef Munayyer speaks with Khalil al-Anani regarding his new book on Islamism and revolutions in the Middle East. Al-Anani is a Senior Fellow at Arab Center W…

  • Viewpoint
    SyriaRegional Relations and Geopolitics

    Syria’s Return to the Arab League Is Imminent

    Oct 5, 2021Imad K. Harb

    A decade after the start of the Syrian revolution against authoritarian rule and the suspension of Syria’s membership in the League of Arab States, the country…

  • Policy Analysis
    SyriaConflicts and Conflict Resolution

    Southwestern Syria Tests US-Russia Cooperation

    Sep 22, 2021Joe Macaron

    The US-Russian agreement of July 2017 that led to a fragile stability in southwestern Syria has recently unraveled, testing President Joe Biden’s approach in S…

  • Event Video
    SyriaConflicts and Conflict Resolution

    Conflicts and Great Power Competition: Iraq, Libya, Syria and Yemen

    Sep 15, 2021

    The third panel of our sixth annual conference covers some of the ongoing conflicts in the region and explores the role of global and regional players across t…