Archive for 2018

The Plight of the Druze Hostages Held by ISIS & the War on the Islamic State – by Talal el-Atrache

Saudi Arabia, Shi’ism and the Illusion of Reform – by Robert G. Rabil

Interview with Lebanon’s Minister of Refugee Affairs, Mouin Merhebi

Idlib: The Game Above the Game – by David W. Lesch

Loyalty over geography: Re-interpreting the notion of ‘Useful Syria’ — By Matthias Sulz

60 years after Iraq’s 1958 July 14 Revolution by Christopher Solomon

Romancing Rojava: Rhetoric vs. Reality

Winning in Syria and the Middle East – By David W. Lesch and Kamal Alam

Helsinki Meeting Does Little to Clarify America’s Syria Policy – By Joshua Landis 

The Think-Tanks Bark and the IRGC Moves On

Thoughts On Southern Syria

Israel’s Secret war for Syria’s Independence by Meir Zamir

Juliette El-Mir Saadeh: Gender politics and women in armed conflict in Syria

It Would Have Been Preferable Not to Militarily Intervene in Syria – By Ambassador @nikolaosvandam

U.S. Involves itself Ever Deeper in Middle East with No Clear Strategic Interest – By Sam Farah

Iran in Syria: “Cognitive Empathy” and Interests

Turkey’s Afrin Operation Stokes Syrian Yazidi Fears and Fuels Displacement — by Sylvain Mercadier

The Last Thing the Middle East Needs Now Is Another War  – By Robert Rabil

The Syrian Social Nationalist Party’s (SSNP) Expansion in Syria – By Jesse McDonald

Trump May Be Right – By David W. Lesch

Creating a New Syria: Property, Dispossession, and Regime Survival — by Erwin van Veen

Syria, Deterrence of Chemical Weapons and U.S. Policy in the Middle East – By Joshua Landis

Peak Fragility: Why The Middle East Is Doomed — by Ehsani

Eastern Ghouta x 20, by Aron Lund

Intervention in Syrien: Sollten wir eingestehen, dass der Krieg gegen das syrische Regime verloren ist? – By Nikolaos van Dam @nikolaosvandam

Foreign intervention in Syria: Isn’t it time to admit that the war against the Syrian regime is lost? – By Nikolaos van Dam

Follow-Up and Correctives on Hashd al-Sha’bi Article

The Militias in Iraq, From Popular Mobilization to Political Interference

“When the SDF was shocked”- Azaz Opposition Activist’s Analysis of Russian-Turkish Relations, Afrin, & Why US Will Dump Kurds for Turkey

A Sustainable United States Policy for North Syria, the Kurds, Turkey and the Syrian Government – by Landis and Barber

US Policy Toward the Levant, Kurds and Turkey – By Joshua Landis 

Beit Jann: Myths and Reality


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