The Syrian regime’s institutionalization of local militias bolsters their loyalty and ensures the regime’s hold on the militias’ communities.
The growing number of radicalized Moroccan fighters in Syria will complicate the resolution of the Salafi detainees issue in Morocco.
Drawn into the Syrian conflict, Palestinian refugees in Yarmouk are turning to social media to generate support and to hold their divided leadership and the international community accountable.
The outcome of their engagement in Syria will define the future vision and goals of the rising generation of Jordanian Salafi-jihadis.
Regional Shia support for the Assad regime is more geopolitical than religious in nature.
Left with a tattered economy after nearly three years of war, an effective economic recovery plan should be a cornerstone of Syria’s reconciliation.
Syria’s Kurdish parties have an unprecedented opportunity to establish political autonomy, but internal rivalries and the dividing influence of regional patrons could stand in the way.
Syrian and Palestinian refugees in Egypt have become a pawn in the government's fight against the Muslim Brotherhood.
Syria’s Muslim Brotherhood is trying to gain influence in the conflict by establishing an armed wing—the effort might enhance its profile in the short term but carries big risks in the longer run.
Syria may be Israel’s enemy, but its civil war ushers in greater threats.
A prolonged conflict in Syria may be the best way to ensure Israel's security.
In the aftermath of Morsi’s ouster, Muslim Brotherhood offshoots across the region seek to distance themselves from the “mother” organization—yet they all face the same fundamental challenges.
As the Syrian crisis continues, Jabhat al Nusra and the Islamic State of Iraq may form a cross-border zone between Iraq and Syria that could threaten regional stability.
Women’s influence has been increasing in Syria’s Muslim Brotherhood, but they will have to compete with the Qubaysiyat.
The return of foreign jihadis currently fighting in Syria will have significant security implications for their home countries and the region.
Who are the jihadis in Syria—and where are they coming from?
In the lee of the struggle for Syria, the PKK comes back in from the cold.
Outreach to leaders on the ground is essential for ensuring the country's stability after Assad’s fall.
The political opposition has failed to address the issue of Syria's economic reconstruction—a debate that will define the country's character and future.
What are the origins of the country’s sectarian divisions—and why are they coming into play?