The denial of democratic opportunities, the rise of successful violent movements, and the shifting regional and Islamist contexts make it likely that the coming period of Islamist politics will be dominated by non–Muslim Brotherhood organizations.
A split in Ahrar al-Sham could prove very costly to the Syrian opposition.
The collapse of the east Aleppo pocket marks the end of a four-and-a-half year struggle for control over northern Syria’s largest city and will have broader political and humanitarian consequences.
In an interview, Derek Chollet looks back at the Obama administration’s decision-making on Syria.
President-elect Donald Trump may find it difficult to translate his campaign talking points on the Middle East into concrete policies.
While policy debates on Syria have overwhelmingly focused on military developments and political negotiations, a less explored consequence of the hyper-localized war has been the profound reshaping of a less visible but crucial actor, the Syrian state.
The impending fall of rebel-held eastern Aleppo is a sign of the Syrian government’s success in using siege tactics that cut residents off from much-needed commodities like fuel.
A defeat will leave Syria’s opposition at a dead end, with little chance of reversing the tide of war.
The head of Syria’s Air Force Intelligence Directorate says Bashar al-Assad was too soft.
The arrival of Russian air and naval reinforcements in the Eastern Mediterranean heralds a new military escalation in Aleppo.