Security sector reform in post–civil war Syria should go beyond asserting civilian oversight or rebuilding technical capabilities to include a complete reassessment and transformation into a modern and professional defense sector.
In an interview, Sevak Khatchadorian discusses how Armenians in the Arab world reacted to the Nagorno-Karabakh war.
The rules of what is deemed acceptable political behavior are constantly shifting in Syria, with perilous consequences.
The event will feature remarks by William J. Burns, Ann Kerr, and Maha Yahya, followed by a conversation between Jihad Azour, Marwan Muasher, Ben Rhodes, and Christiane Amanpour looking toward the ten-year anniversary of the Arab Spring.
Turkey is altering the nature of Syrian border areas, perhaps presaging more far-reaching steps.
In an interview, Armenak Tokmajyan discusses his recent paper on the Syrian regime’s return to the southern border area.
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In an interview, Soli Özel explains the multifaceted nature of Turkey’s ambitions in the Middle East and North Africa.
In southern Syria, the regime, opposition, foreign powers, and local groups navigate a contentious zone of conflict. Any shift in this delicate balance could mean yet another escalation.
In an interview, Joseph Daher examines the multiple factors that have brought about the collapse of the Syrian economy.