In an interview, Kheder Khaddour discusses his recent paper on how the situation in eastern Syria will impact refugees.
As cyberspace has emerged as a new frontier for geopolitics, states have become entrepreneurial in their sponsorship, deployment, and exploitation of hackers as proxies to project power.
As the Trump presidency passes its one-year mark, it provides an opportunity to take stock of the administration’s Middle East policy. Trump’s short term failures, and even his successes, may lead to unintended consequences that will weaken the U.S. position in the region.
Steven Heydemann discusses postwar reconstruction in Syria, and how it might affect the future of the Assad regime.
Ankara’s activity in Syria raises the alarming prospect of military confrontation.
Turkey’s military incursion into Kurdish-controlled northern Syria risks straining diplomatic ties and exposing Turkey to increased terror threats.
With Syria, Libya, and Iraq grappling with either the specter of war or its immediate aftermath, there is an urgent need to analyze the politics of post-conflict reconstruction.
Turkey’s military operation in Afrin is a harbinger of more difficult ties with the United States.
As one of the region’s largest countries, Iran has sought to fill the power vacuums after the U.S.-led invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq, coupled with ongoing Arab upheavals.
The Afrin operation is the result of a Russian-Turkish land swap, whose long-term repercussions will be significant.