Anton Mardasov

Smoke rises after shelling on a rebel-held area of Daraa, Syria, June 4, 2017.  (photo by REUTERS/Alaa Al-Faqir)

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Applying the ‘Bosnian model’ to Syria’s crisis

Monday, Jun. 5, 2017 | Anton Mardasov, Contributor

Could the United States and Russia learn from the Dayton Agreement to reach a lasting peace deal in Syria?

What’s behind Damascus’ claim of 'invasion from Jordan'?

Sunday, May. 21, 2017 | Anton Mardasov, Contributor

The Russian media has been closely following Damascus’ claims on military movement on the Jordanian-Syrian border, looking at the goals behind certain claims and how they may impact a political settlement.

Are the US, Russia staking out territorial clout in Syria?

Friday, Apr. 28, 2017 | Anton Mardasov, Contributor

Moscow and Washington both deny they are dividing Syria into "zones of influence," but they might be laying the groundwork by creating military facilities at various sites.

Why was deal to evacuate Syrian towns brokered by Qatar and Iran?

Friday, Apr. 7, 2017 | Anton Mardasov, Contributor

A deal brokered by Qatar and Iran that ignores Turkey and Russia — the largest respective sponsors of the opposition and the regime in Syria — threatens to derail broader peace talks aimed at ending the tragic civil war.

Why Moscow now sees value in Syrian local councils

Monday, Feb. 20, 2017 | Anton Mardasov, Contributor

Russia has come to realize that some opponents of the Syrian regime are actually moderates rather than terrorists and that a move to empower local governments could help resolve the conflict.

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Anton Mardasov is a military affairs expert and journalist. He currently heads the Department of Middle Eastern Conflicts at the Moscow-based Institute for Innovative Development. On Twitter: @anton_mardasov

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