Aron Lund

Syria in Crisis
Aron Lund is the editor of Syria in Crisis and the author of several reports and books on the Syrian opposition movement.


MA, Uppsala University


Arabic; English; Swedish

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Aron Lund, editor of Syria in Crisis, has published extensively on Syrian opposition movements and military dynamics. In addition to being a regular contributor to various journals and newspapers, Lund has published two books and several reports on Syrian militias and opposition politics. He is also the author of “Struggling to Adapt: The Muslim Brotherhood in a New Syria.”

  • Syria in Crisis January 23, 2015
    What’s Behind the Kurdish-Arab Clashes in East Syria?

    Kurdish-Arab clashes in Syria’s civil war have a history of flaring up violently and then dying down with little fanfare, including in Hasakah. But if the fighting continues, it may have a serious impact on the military balance in the city and the surrounding countryside.

  • Syria in Crisis January 15, 2015
    Russia Fails to Sway the Syrian Opposition

    Having already coaxed the Syrian regime into attending peace talks in Moscow at the end of January, the Kremlin finds itself unable to convince any significant opposition leader to participate.

  • Syria in Crisis January 14, 2015
    Why the Assad Regime Is Going to Moscow

    By agreeing to the Moscow talks, the Syrian regime is portraying itself as more flexible than the opposition, at a time when the international community has lost patience with the intransigence on both sides.

  • Syria in Crisis January 13, 2015
    Russia Cannot Fix Syria Alone

    The chances of success for the much-discussed Russian initiative to end the war in Syria seem slim at best—because Moscow has called a peace meeting with only one of the warring parties in attendance.

  • Syria in Crisis December 26, 2014
    The Levant Front: Can Aleppo’s Rebels Unite?

    On Christmas Day, the largest Sunni Islamist rebel groups in Syria’s Aleppo Governorate announced that they have united under a joint command. Whatever strategic choices they make, Syria’s bitterly divided rebels will need all the unity they can get to deal with the challenges ahead.

  • Syria in Crisis December 15, 2014
    Exile Has No Religion

    The resettlement of Syrian refugees is a task best carried out on the basis of need and ability, not by sectarian or ethnic preference.

  • Syria in Crisis December 12, 2014 Русский
    The Betrayal of Syria’s Refugees

    As the wealthiest members of the international community fail to address the Syrian refugee issue, the number of Syrians in need of resettlement will only keep growing.

  • Syria in Crisis December 1, 2014
    The Revolutionary Command Council: Rebel Unity in Syria?

    The Revolutionary Command Council has arrived in a time of crisis for Syria’s rebels. If it survives its formative period without major splits, it may well establish itself as the new political framework for most of the Syrian opposition.

  • Syria in Crisis November 24, 2014
    Lebanon’s Dangerous Downward Spiral

    The refugee influx, fighting along the Lebanese-Syrian border, and the intervention of Lebanese Shia and Sunni Islamists on opposite sides in Syria’s civil war have all contributed greatly to the withering of Lebanon’s already precarious stability.

  • Syria in Crisis November 12, 2014
    “Our Enemy Is Bashar al-Assad”: An Interview With Ahrar al-Sham’s Mohammed Talal Bazerbashi

    Ahrar al-Sham has long been seen as one of the “swing voters” of the Syrian insurgency, and it may turn out to be pivotal in the current struggle for northwestern Syria.

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