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.
Spot analysis from Carnegie scholars on events relating to the Middle East and North Africa
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.
The 2011 uprising in Syria totally transformed the religious establishment in Damascus. The regime sent into exile many prominent, influential religious figures who, forced to work from abroad, formed a religious opposition group called the Syrian Islamic Council.
The religious sphere in Rural Damascus Governorate is poised to become a political battleground as both the regime and the exiled opposition seek to court a new rising group of religious leaders.