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ISW institute for the study of war Genevieve Casagrande The composition and behavior of the force that recaptures ar-Raqqah City will in part determine the long-term success of the U.S.-led anti...

Bring Syria’s Assad and his backers to account now washington post By John Allen and Charles R. Lister   John Allen, a retired U.S. Marine general, led the Intern...

The US Retreats, Russia Advances in Crises Square – Syria, Iraq, Iran and Turkey Middle East Briefing Things are happening very fast in the rectangle of Syria, Iraq, Turkey, and Iran. Rapid ...

thedailybeast Al Qaeda Reaps Rewards of U.S. Policy Failures on Syria Unless America addresses the chaos Assad has wrought, it can’t stop the rise of jihadism in Syria. Warfare and diplom...

Israel’s shortsighted rapprochement with Turkey Michael Rubin AEIdeas It’s official: More than six years after Israel’s raid on the Mavi Marmara in international waters, Tur...

FEAR AND LOATHING IN THE LEVANT: TURKEY CHANGES ITS SYRIA POLICY AND STRATEGY AARON STEIN Turkey’s strategic position in northern Aleppo and the Manbij pocket has collapsed, forcing the Tu...