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 23, 2015
    Islamist Mergers in Syria: Ahrar al-Sham Swallows Suqour al-Sham

    Two of Syria’s most prominent rebel groups—Ahrar al-Sham and Suqour al-Sham—have announced their merger into the Ahrar al-Sham Islamic Movement. But will it last?

  • Syria in Crisis March 20, 2015
    What Does the U.S. Security Establishment Think About Syria?

    The White House maintains that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has lost all legitimacy and has to go, but the U.S. security establishment is less convinced.

  • Syria in Crisis March 20, 2015
    What Did Kerry Really Say About Assad?

    Kerry's recent comments about negotiating with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad sparked controversy on both sides of the Atlantic. But what did he actually say?

  • Syria in Crisis March 13, 2015
    The Islamic State is Losing, But No One Is Winning

    The Islamic State is no longer winning, but recent victories against the militant group have done little to address the long-standing grievances at the root of its emergence and continued appeal.

  • 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.

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