Greatest Hits


A selection of the best articles posted on Syria Comment.

Helsinki Meeting Does Little to Clarify America’s Syria Policy
By Joshua Landis
July 16, 2018

Creating a New Syria: Property, Dispossession, and Regime Survival
By Erwin van Veen
April 15, 2018

Syria, Deterrence of Chemical Weapons and U.S. Policy in the Middle East
By Joshua Landis
April 12, 2018

Peak Fragility: Why the Middle East is Doomed
By Ehsani
April 10, 2018

Collection of Articles on Eastern Ghouta
By Aron Lund
April 6, 2018

A Sustainable United States Policy for North Syria, the Kurds, Turkey, and the Syrian Government
By Joshua Landis and Matthew Barber
January 24, 2018

US Policy toward the Levant, Kurds, and Turkey
By Joshua Landis
January 15, 2018

Trump’s Iran Policy is More about Rollback Than Nukes; It Will Cause More Failed States
By Joshua Landis
October 14, 2017

Will the US abandon the Kurds of Syria once ISIS is destroyed?
By Joshua Landis, Faysal Itani, andf Steven Simon
October 1, 2017

Syria on track ‘to go back to what we had before’
By Joshua Landis, interviewed by Avery Edelman
September 28, 2017

End of US Support for Syrian Rebels Sounds Death Knell for Attempt to Roll Back Iran and Russia in Syria
By Joshua Landis
July 20, 2017

America’s Failure – and Russia and Iran’s Success – in Syria’s Cataclysmic Civil War
By Joshua Landis
January 10, 2017

Turkey’s Syria Intervention
By Joshua Landis
August 28, 2016

What the Rebel Loss of Aleppo Will Mean for Syria
By Joshua Landis, Nicholas Heras, Aron Lund and Ammar Abdulhamid
July 29, 2016

The Ten Most Important Developments in Syria in 2015
By Aron Lund
January 3, 2016

Regime Change in Syria is Impossible Without State Collapse
By Joshua Landis, interviewed by Sophie Shevardnadze of RT
November 9, 2015

Year End Predictions and Analysis
By Joshua Landis
December 28, 2014

2014 Year End Roundup and 2015 Predictions
By Aron Lund
December 26, 2014

An Innovative Solution to the Ongoing Syria Crisis
By Joshua Landis, interviewed by Fareed Zakaria of CNN
November 8, 2014

The Great Sorting Out
By Joshua Landis, interviewed by Danny Postel of Denver University
October 17, 2014

What’s To Become of Syria? U.S Policy, the Opposition and the Regime
Wilson Center Discussion: Joshua Landis, Robert Ford, and Hadi Al Bahra, moderated by Aaron David Miller
June 15, 2014

Why Syria’s Assad Heads to Geneva from a Position of Strength
By Joshua Landis
January 22, 2014

The Great Sorting Out: Ethnicity & the Future of the Levant
By Joshua Landis, response by Elias Muhanna
December 13, 2013

Three Scenarios for Syria’s Future
By Joshua Landis, interviewed by Lara Setrakian of Syria Deeply
December 11, 2012

Stay out of Syria
By Joshua Landis
May 7, 2012

Syria’s Currency Plunges, Raising Fears of Economic Chaos and Poverty
By Joshua Landis
March 7, 2012

The Syrian Uprising of 2011: Why the Asad Regime Is Likely to Survive to 2013
By Joshua Landis
February 23, 2012

Why Homs is the Center of the Revolt
By Joshua Landis
February 10, 2012

Landis and Heydemann Discuss Diplomatic and Military Options
By Joshua Landis
February 6, 2012

Syria’s Assad Regime is Doomed- but The Battle Will be Long and Bloody
By Joshua Landis
January 26, 2012

Deeply Sectarian
By Joshua Landis in The Economist (paywall)
June 20, 2011

On Point: Uprising and Crackdown in Syria
By Joshua Landis, Antony Shadid, Rami Khouri on NPR
April 28, 2011

Protestors want Changes to Syria’s Power Structure
By Joshua Landis on NPR
April 27, 2011


Prospects for a Government Comeback
Articles by Anthony Shadid, Justin Elliott, and Patrick Seale
May 7, 2011

Is there a soft landing for Syria?
By Joshua Landis
April 25, 2011

Syria’s Improved Relations with Turkey is the Centerpiece of Bashar Assad’s New Foreign Policy
By Joshua Landis
September 22, 2010


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