• Policy Analysis
    SyriaThe War in Ukraine

    The Ukraine Crisis Further Complicates Foreign Intervention in Syria

    Despite early assessments that Russia would begin drawing down its military forces in Syria due to its need for more troops in the Ukraine invasion, it appears…

  • Policy Analysis
    IranSecurity and Defense

    Israel-Iran Shadow War in Syria intensifies Amid International Developments

    The ongoing military conflict between Israel and Iran (along with Iran-backed Shia forces like Hezbollah) in Syria show no signs of easing despite the Russia-U…

  • Policy Analysis
    LevantViolent Extremism

    Is the Islamic State Rebounding in Syria and Iraq?

    The nearly two-week siege in January of the Ghuwayran prison and parts of the town of Hasaka by fighters of the so-called Islamic State (IS) in northeastern Sy…

  • Event Video
    SyriaMigrants, Refugees, and IDPs

    The Deteriorating Humanitarian Crisis in Syria: Is There an End in Sight?

    Feb 24, 2022

    This webinar examines the deteriorating humanitarian situation in Syria and the urgent need for political attention to the conflict there. Speakers discuss the…

  • Webinar
    SyriaMigrants, Refugees, and IDPs

    The Deteriorating Humanitarian Crisis in Syria: Is There an End in Sight?

    Feb 24, 2022

    The webinar examines the deteriorating humanitarian situation in Syria and the urgent need for political attention to the conflict there. Speakers discuss the …

  • Expert Interview
    SyriaReligion and Politics

    Islamists in the Syrian Revolution

    Feb 16, 2022

    Imad K. Harb and Hamzah Almustafa discuss the role of Islamists in the Syrian revolution. Almustafa is Director of Syria TV in Istanbul. Harb is the Director o…

  • 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…