Syria

 
  • Syria in Crisis
    The Sham Legion: Syria’s Moderate Islamists
    Raphaël Lefèvre, Ali El Yassir April 15, 2014

    The emergence of the Sham Legion, a moderate Islamist rebel group, may be a significant political development because, until its formation, only more conservative and Salafi-oriented brigades had managed to merge into ideologically coherent countrywide alliances.

     
  • Syria in Crisis
    Politics of the Islamic Front, Part 6: Stagnation?
    Aron Lund April 14, 2014

    While the ideology, politics, and public messaging of the rebel factions making up the Islamic Front have been streamlined effectively, initial hopes for closer organizational and battlefield unity have not yet borne fruit. Five months after its creation, the Islamic Front seemingly remains a rather wobbly umbrella movement.

     
  • Syria in Crisis
    Iran’s Unrealistic Endgame in Syria
    Aron Lund April 11, 2014

    Until Iran and all the other governments currently fanning the flames of war in Syria have accepted that no peace plan can work without a critical mass of armed actors on both sides, Syria’s slow collapse into Somalia-style anarchy will continue.

     
  • Sada - Analysis
    Moroccan Fighters in Syria
    Mohammed Masbah April 10, 2014 عربي

    The growing number of radicalized Moroccan fighters in Syria will complicate the resolution of the Salafi detainees issue in Morocco.

     
  • Syria in Crisis
    One Year of Jihadi Civil War
    Aron Lund April 9, 2014

    Since the creation of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant a year ago today, the rivalry between Iraqi and Syrian militant leaders has grown into a full-blown jihadi civil war.

     
  • Syria in Crisis
    The Mujahideen Army of Aleppo
    Aron Lund April 8, 2014

    Made up of thousands of fighters, the Mujahideen Army dominates a chunk of the strategically important countryside west of Aleppo and exerts influence over at least some of the main supply routes from Turkey to Aleppo.

     
  • Syria in Crisis
    What Do Syria’s Rebels Want From the West?
    Vera Mironova, Loubna Mrie, Sam Whitt April 7, 2014

    Many Syrians are well-aware of the role that major powers could play to determine the outcome of the war, but the public is divided on its support for the West. The United States and NATO are neither fully embraced nor universally reviled.

     
  • Syria in Crisis
    A New Free Syrian Army Leadership
    Aron Lund April 4, 2014

    It is far too early to tell whether it will have any impact on the ground, but a new Syrian rebel leadership is finally taking form after the splits of this spring.

     
  • Syria in Crisis
    Fueling Conflict: Syria's War for Oil and Gas
    David Butter April 2, 2014 عربي

    Syria’s oil and gas resources are too small to be considered a prize in the struggle over the country’s destiny, but energy issues still play an important part in the conflict.

     
  • Syria in Crisis
    The Death of an Assad
    Aron Lund April 1, 2014

    As one of many cousins of Bashar al-Assad, Hilal al-Assad was perhaps on the outskirts of absolute power, but his death will still have come as a chilling reminder to the elite in Damascus of how precarious their position really is.

     
  • Syria in Crisis
    The Sham Legion: Syria’s Moderate Islamists
    Raphaël Lefèvre, Ali El Yassir April 15, 2014

    The emergence of the Sham Legion, a moderate Islamist rebel group, may be a significant political development because, until its formation, only more conservative and Salafi-oriented brigades had managed to merge into ideologically coherent countrywide alliances.

     
  • Paper
    The Roots of Crisis in Northern Lebanon
    Raphaël Lefèvre April 15, 2014 عربي

    Syria’s civil war is helping destabilize the city of Tripoli and threatening other parts of Lebanon. But today’s challenges have plagued Lebanon since long before the Syrian uprising.

     
  • Syria in Crisis
    Politics of the Islamic Front, Part 6: Stagnation?
    Aron Lund April 14, 2014

    While the ideology, politics, and public messaging of the rebel factions making up the Islamic Front have been streamlined effectively, initial hopes for closer organizational and battlefield unity have not yet borne fruit. Five months after its creation, the Islamic Front seemingly remains a rather wobbly umbrella movement.

     
  • Syria in Crisis
    Iran’s Unrealistic Endgame in Syria
    Aron Lund April 11, 2014

    Until Iran and all the other governments currently fanning the flames of war in Syria have accepted that no peace plan can work without a critical mass of armed actors on both sides, Syria’s slow collapse into Somalia-style anarchy will continue.

     
  • Sada - Analysis
    Moroccan Fighters in Syria
    Mohammed Masbah April 10, 2014 عربي

    The growing number of radicalized Moroccan fighters in Syria will complicate the resolution of the Salafi detainees issue in Morocco.

     
  • Article
    The Assad Regime: Winning on Points
    Yezid Sayigh April 10, 2014 عربي

    The Assad regime is clawing its way back to a position of dominance in the Syrian conflict. But it can only maintain that position as long as the armed conflict endures.

     
  • Syria in Crisis
    One Year of Jihadi Civil War
    Aron Lund April 9, 2014

    Since the creation of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant a year ago today, the rivalry between Iraqi and Syrian militant leaders has grown into a full-blown jihadi civil war.

     
  • Syria in Crisis
    The Mujahideen Army of Aleppo
    Aron Lund April 8, 2014

    Made up of thousands of fighters, the Mujahideen Army dominates a chunk of the strategically important countryside west of Aleppo and exerts influence over at least some of the main supply routes from Turkey to Aleppo.

     
  • Article
    A Melancholy Perspective on Syria
    Yezid Sayigh April 8, 2014 عربي

    The time when Assad might have been defeated by a truly inept opposition leadership and fragmented rebel movement has passed.

     
  • Syria in Crisis
    What Do Syria’s Rebels Want From the West?
    Vera Mironova, Loubna Mrie, Sam Whitt April 7, 2014

    Many Syrians are well-aware of the role that major powers could play to determine the outcome of the war, but the public is divided on its support for the West. The United States and NATO are neither fully embraced nor universally reviled.

     

Syria in Crisis

Carnegie Experts on Syria

  • Michele Dunne
    Senior Associate
    Middle East Program

    Dunne is an expert on political and economic change in Arab countries, particularly Egypt, as well as U.S. policy in the Middle East.

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  • Oz Hassan
    Visiting Scholar
    Democracy and Rule of Law Program

    Hassan is one of the United Kingdom’s foremost authorities on democracy promotion and democracy assistance programs and a leading scholar on U.S. foreign policy.

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  • Lina Khatib
    Director
    Middle East Center

    Khatib is director of the Carnegie Middle East Center in Beirut. Previously, she was the co-founding head of the Program on Arab Reform and Democracy at Stanford University’s Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law.

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  • Ariel (Eli) Levite
    Nonresident Senior Associate
    Nuclear Policy Program

    Levite was the principal deputy director general for policy at the Israeli Atomic Energy Commission from 2002 to 2007.

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  • Marwan Muasher
    Vice President for Studies

    Muasher is vice president for studies at Carnegie, where he oversees research in Washington and Beirut on the Middle East.

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  • Yezid Sayigh
    Senior Associate
    Middle East Center

    Sayigh is a senior associate at the Carnegie Middle East Center in Beirut, where his work focuses on the Syrian crisis, the political role of Arab armies, security sector transformation in Arab transitions, the reinvention of authoritarianism, and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and peace process.

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