Category: Syria

Turkish attack endangers Kurds’ resilient ‘democratic experiment’

     

  The Turkish attack on Syria endangers a remarkable democratic experiment by the Kurds, argues James L. Gelvin, Professor of Modern Middle Eastern History at the University of California, Los Angeles. Syrian… Read more »

Syria’s civil society faces ‘a disaster in the making’?

     

The United States has begun withdrawing troops from northern Syria in advance of an expected Turkish military offensive against Kurdish forces in the area, the Washington Post reports. The move… Read more »

Shared vision, ideology drive Iran’s non-state partnerships

     

The evolution of Iran’s regional strategy post-Arab Spring and its means to execute it – the ‘axis of resistance’ – is the subject of a new CSIS analysis. It explores… Read more »

Return of ideological conflict underpins authoritarian resurgence

     

The forces of democracy and the moral gains of the liberal world order have given way to great-power conflict and the new autocracy, while the Syrian war reveals the unsettling return… Read more »

‘Islamic State not finished’ – governance key to preventing resurgence

     

As the campaigns to wrest the Islamic State from the territory it held in Iraq and Syria near completion, new conflicts may arise if old political arrangements prevail, according to… Read more »

Did the democratic world ‘fail Syria’?

     

The democratic world failed Syria, argues Fadi Azzam, a Syrian writer and the author of the novel Sarmada. “I don’t mean the West’s politicians, foreign ministers and generals. I mean… Read more »