What Happens Now in Syria?

Joshua Landis

by Derek Davison The Syrian civil war is at something of a crossroads. With the Syrian government having secured the area around Damascus its attention now seems to be turning to both Idlib province in northwestern Syria and Daraa province… Continue Reading  

Did Israel Destroy a North Korean Reactor in the Syrian Desert?

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by Peter Jenkins In connection with President Bashar al-Assad’s planned visit to North Korea, David Sanger and Mark Landler wrote on June 4 for The New York Times: The last time Mr. Assad did business with the Kim family, the… Continue Reading  

US and Russia Compete to Privatize Syrian War

Russian private military contractors in Syria

by David Isenberg Periodic media attention has focused on private military security companies in the past couple of years. Erik Prince has occasionally popped up from his underground warren to pitch his latest self-serving scheme to enrich himself. For instance,… Continue Reading  

The End of US National Interest

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by John H. Johns and Trita Parsi It was not even a month ago that Donald Trump signaled that he wanted to get U.S. troops out of Syria. “I want to get out. I want to bring our troops back home,” he… Continue Reading  

After Syria Strike, Showdown Looms over Future of Iran Nuclear Deal

Donald Trump and Emmanuel Macron

by Shemuel Meir Western powers made good on their warning to the Assad regime on April 14, 2018, and attacked the production and storage sites of the chemical weapons in his possession. The coordinated, wide-ranging operation by the United States,… Continue Reading