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 March 3, 2015
    We Need to End This Dirty War: An Interview With Haytham Manna

    Both the regime and the armed opposition still think they can win the war, but that’s an illusion. There can be no military victory for anyone.

  • Syria in Crisis March 2, 2015
    Who Are the Pro-Assad Militias?

    Assad seems to be giving up on the reintegration of rebel-held Syria into the state apparatus. Thus, entrenching himself among the militias and what remains of his army, he has precious little left to offer anyone else—no carrot, only stick.

  • Syria in Crisis February 13, 2015
    Why the Victory in Kobane Matters

    The battle to reclaim the Syrian city of Kobane was no Pyrrhic victory. It was a serious military change of fortunes, a major event in Kurdish politics, and an ominous sign of things to come for the Islamic State.

  • Syria in Crisis January 30, 2015
    The Political Geography of Syria’s War: An Interview With Fabrice Balanche

    One of the leading French experts on Syria, Fabrice Balanche, explains his methods of mapping the Syrian conflict and presents his views of the situation.

  • 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.

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