Archive for 2014

Sample Concepts of a Christian-Shi’a Alliance in Iraq

Syria Year-End Predictions and Analysis – by Joshua Landis (28 December 2014)

2014 Roundup and 2015 Predictions by Aron Lund

Resurgence of the SSNP in Syria: An Ideological Opponent of the Regime Gets a Boost from the Conflict

“The Legal Foundations of the Islamic State,” By Mara Revkin

Will the Revolutionary Command Council be Syria’s New Rebel Government?

On Camps and Cities: The Lived Experience of Displaced Syrians in Jordan

The Story of Shami Witness

Video: ISIS, Yazidis, and the Enslavement of Thousands of Women

The Islamic State (IS) and Pledges of Allegiance: The Case of Jamaat Ansar al-Islam

Jamaat Jund al-Qawqaz: A Caucasus Emirate Group in Latakia

The Factions of Kobani (Ayn al-Arab)

“What Motivates European Youth to Join ISIS?” by Loretta Bass

The Islamic State and Jabhat al-Nusra: A Looming Grand Jihadi Alliance?

Al-Qaeda’s Syrian Judiciary—is it really what al-Jolani makes it out to be?

Fareed Zakaria goes 1-on-1 with Syria expert Joshua Landis to discuss an innovative solution to the ongoing Syrian crisis

Nusra’s Offensive in Idlib & its Attempt to Destroy Washington’s Allies. November 2014

A Visit to the Tomb of Hafez al-Asad

Jabhat Ansar al-Din: Analysis and Interview

The White Shroud: A Syrian Resistance Movement to the Islamic State

Joshua Landis on ISIS, Syria & the “Great Sorting Out” in the Middle East – Interview with Danny Postel

Interview with Sayyid Hashim Muhammad Ali: Commander of the National Ideological Resistance in Syria

Islamic State Officially Admits to Enslaving Yazidi Women

The National Ideological Resistance in Syria: A ‘Syrian Hezbollah’ Brand

Majlis Shura al-Mujahideen: Support for the Islamic State

“What’s at Stake in Kobani: Islamic State and Kobani Calculations,” By Carl Drott

The Yazidis Are Not Getting Support

The Dawn of Freedom Brigades: Analysis and Interview

Bay’ah to Baghdadi: Foreign Support for Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and the Islamic State (Part 2)

The Suwayda village of Dama and Druze Militias: A Case Study

If the U.S. Wanted To, It Could Help Free Thousands of Enslaved Yazidi Women in a Single Day

Al-Qa’ida in Islamic Maghreb and Arabian Peninsula Statement on the U.S.-led coalition against IS

“Dreaming of Home: Syrian Refugees in Jordan’s Cities – Will They Be Repatriated?” by Matthew R. Stevens

“ISIS Is Weaker Than It Looks,” By Balint Szlanko

Muhajireen Battalions in Syria (Part IV)

The Unintended Consequences of Closing and Restricting Jordan-Syria Border Crossings—by Justin Schon

“10 Things to Know About Refugees in Jordan,” by Justin Schon

Sinjar Was Only the Beginning—by Matthew Barber

IS Routs Peshmerga, Takes Control of Sinjar Mountains, Jeopardizes Yazidi Homeland

The Expulsion of Mosul’s Christians, part 1: The Account of the Kidnapped Nuns

The Factions of Raqqa Province

Minority Dynamics in Syria

The Six Words You Need to Know to Be a Successful Jihadi and Establish Your Own Caliphate

Muhajireen Battalions in Syria (Part 3)

“Bilal” – by Stephen Boeshaar

Joshua Landis & Robert Ford discuss Syria at Wilson Center event

The Future of ISIS and the Sectarian Response: ISIS has Picked a Fight it Cannot Win

Insurgency and Counterinsurgency in Syria – by Fabrice Balanche

Religious Groups and Scholars of Islam in the Syrian Revolution – by Issam Eido

Syrians in Lebanon Vote in Presidential Elections

Syria: The West Should Stop Raising False Expectations – By Nikolaos van Dam

Did the Killing of Abu Bassir Lead to the First Lattakia Offensive?

Abdullah ibn Zubayr Battalions of Deir az-Zor Reject Fighting ISIS

Muhajireen Battalions in Syria (Part Two)

The Desert Falcons: An Elite Pro-Assad Force

“Who Was Hilal al-Assad?” By Mohammad D.

The Latakia Front: An Interview on the Rebel Side

“Obama Approval of Manpads for Rebels Would Violate US Agreements, Policy, and Endanger Airliners,” by James McMichael

Sham al-Islam: Its Project and Promise in Healing the Wounded Lands of the Levant

“Do Syrians Want To Fight Until Victory or Do they Want a Ceasefire?” by James McMichael

Middle-East’s Sectarian Balance Shifts as Syrian Uprising Enters Fourth Year — by Jawad Anwar Qureshi

The Northern Storm Brigade: It’s History, Current Status, and Why It Matters By Chris Looney

The Syrian Uprising at Three Years

Detailed Syria Maps; Activists Honor Revolution Dead in Washington

The Islamic State of Iraq and ash-Sham’s dhimmi pact for the Christians of Raqqa province

Christian Militia and Political Dynamics in Syria

Saudis and CIA agree to Arm Syrian “Moderates” with Advanced Weapons

“Inter-Rebel Fighting Enters a New Phase as Salafists Declare Open War on ISIS,” by Daniel Abdallah

“Syria, Iraq and Lebanon: the new Af-Pak,” by Anno Bunnik

The Assad Regime and Jihadis: Collaborators and Allies?

“Does the Truce Between ISIS and Suqour al-Sham Mean an End to Syria’s Inter-Rebel War?” By Daniel Abdallah

“The ISIS – Suquor al-Sham Truce: Is It Real and Can It Last?” By Daniel Abdallah

Starvation: a Twisted Example of the Assad Regime’s Terrorism

“Why Syria’s Assad heads to Geneva from a position of strength,” by Joshua Landis

“Observations of a Homsi living in Tartous,” by Aboud Dandachi

New ISIS Leaks Reveal Particulars of al-Qaida Strategy

The Battle between ISIS and Syria’s Rebel Militias

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