The recent NATO decision to deploy missiles along the Turkish-Syrian border has been framed in terms of a defense strategy for Turkey, but the same missiles could conceivably provide cover for refugees fleeing the violence.
Syria is widely believed to possess weapons of mass destruction, in particular a large chemical weapons arsenal.
Furthering the cause of democracy in the Middle East requires realistic, pragmatic U.S. leadership to encourage reform and promote the development of civil society in the region.
Despite rising levels of violence in Syria, the United States should focus less on intervention and more on planning for the day after the fall of the regime.
The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace will host one-day conference with high-level experts focusing on the political, socio-economic, and regional implications of the ongoing conflict in Syria and efforts to construct a new Syrian state.
The Syrian National Initiative is unlikely to quickly bring about the desired unity among the Syrian opposition.
What are the origins of the country’s sectarian divisions—and why are they coming into play?
There is a dire need for a moderating voice capable of steering the Damascus regime toward a reassessment of its situation and a more reasonable course of action towards a transition process.
With Turkey’s decision to authorize military action in Syria, the wave of Arab uprisings threatens to degenerate into interstate conflict, with potentially disastrous consequences for regional stability.
Ilhan Tanir writes firsthand on the efforts of Syrian towns to self-govern after driving out regime forces.