The solution to the Syrian crisis lies in building a state within rebel-held territory that can replace the regime in Damascus.
Following the Syrian crisis, Turkey's main role will be that of providing reconstruction aid.
The Syrian National Coalition claims to be the official representative of civilian and rebel groups. However, it must empower the grassroots structures and engage political constituencies and state institutions to effectively lead the country.
The return of foreign jihadis currently fighting in Syria will have significant security implications for their home countries and the region.
The National Coalition took up Syria’s Arab League seat, but its victory will be fleeting if the coalition doesn't soon provide effective governance in liberated areas.
Although it is not an immediate neighbor to Syria, Azerbaijan is affected by the ongoing civil war in Syria. The conflict’s impact on this oil rich Caucasian country could be have important implications for the region as well as European and U.S. interests.
The transformation of power has made it easier to attain, yet more difficult to use and easier to lose.
Who are the jihadis in Syria—and where are they coming from?
The United States should arm carefully chosen Syrian rebel groups to expedite the fall of Syrian regime and prevent Iran from using the region as its main conduit for shipping weapons to terrorist groups that attack Israel and other U.S. allies.
A new Russian-Western approach to Syria is necessary to stop the bloodshed and help create a transitional authority in Damascus that can foster national reconciliation.