In an interview, Anton Mardasov discusses rising Russian influence in Syria and where this might lead.
The Syrian military’s efforts to contain the Covid-19 pandemic have not greatly affected its operations.
The Syrian-Turkish border has also allowed Turkey to play a greater role in Syria, fulfilling Turkish regional ambitions while also generating economic activity ensuring that internally displaced Syrian refugees remain inside Syria.
Syria’s conflict has transformed the conditions of tribal clan notables who have sought refuge in Jordan.
The Makhlouf affair may accelerate a generalized collapse of Syria’s economy and effective control over the country.
In Syria, Russia and the United Arab Emirates are collaborating and competing at the same time.
In an interview, Armenak Tokmajyan explains why Israel and Jordan are closely watching developments in Der‘a.
The Assad regime’s instinct to survive at any cost closed off opportunities for change in Syria, yet contentious politics was possible and is still taking place.
A regular survey of experts on matters relating to Middle Eastern and North African politics and security.
In recent years Syria’s military has been characterized by an unprecedented degree of sectarianism.