Syria in Crisis


Syria's President Bashar al-Assad speaks during an interview with Croatian newspaper Vecernji List in Damascus, Syria, April 6, 2017. (photo by SANA/Handout via REUTERS)

Are the US and Russia staking out territorial clout in Syria?

Friday, Apr. 28, 2017 | Anton Mardasov, Contributor

Moscow and Washington both deny they are dividing Syria into “zones of influence,” but they might be laying the groundwork by creating military facilities at various sites.

Are Ankara’s prospects in Syria dimming?

Tuesday, Mar. 21, 2017 | Semih Idiz, Columnist

Turkey is hemmed in by the United States and Russia in Syria, unable to achieve its aim of blocking Kurdish gains.

What’s behind Hezbollah’s safe zone project in Syria's Qalamoun?

Wednesday, Mar. 22, 2017 | Scott Preston, Contributor

A Hezbollah deal that is reportedly being discussed with the Syrian opposition for the repatriation of Syrian refugees into safe zones in Syria would face steep hurdles in negotiating with the Lebanese government.

Erdogan banks on motley crew of Syrian armed groups

Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017 | Week in Review

Turkey’s Syria partners seen as "ill-disciplined, untrained and inexperienced"; Erodgan links opposition to referendum to coup plotters; Mattis rules out US-Russia military cooperation "for now."

Return to Aleppo: A squandered legacy

Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017 | Fehim Tastekin, Columnist

Historic Aleppo was the center of many empires over the centuries but now resembles a city plundered once again by Mongols.

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