Syria in Crisis


Rebel fighters stand amid rubble at the entrance to a tunnel they said belonged to Islamic State fighters, which connects the city to Aqeel Mountain, in the northern Syrian city of al-Bab, Syria, March 13, 2017. (photo by REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi)

Are Ankara’s prospects in Syria dimming?

Tuesday, Mar. 21, 2017 | Semih Idiz, Columnist

Turkey is hemmed in by the United States and Russia in Syria, unable to achieve its aim of blocking Kurdish gains.

What’s behind Hezbollah’s safe zone project in Syria's Qalamoun?

Wednesday, Mar. 22, 2017 | Scott Preston, Contributor

A Hezbollah deal that is reportedly being discussed with the Syrian opposition for the repatriation of Syrian refugees into safe zones in Syria would face steep hurdles in negotiating with the Lebanese government.

Erdogan banks on motley crew of Syrian armed groups

Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017 | Week in Review

Turkey’s Syria partners seen as "ill-disciplined, untrained and inexperienced"; Erodgan links opposition to referendum to coup plotters; Mattis rules out US-Russia military cooperation "for now."

Return to Aleppo: A squandered legacy

Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017 | Fehim Tastekin, Columnist

Historic Aleppo was the center of many empires over the centuries but now resembles a city plundered once again by Mongols.

Fighting in Aleppo makes headlines in Tehran

Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016 | Changiz M. Varzi, Contributor

Conservative news outlets in Iran celebrate victories of the Syrian army in Aleppo.

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