The Crisis in Syria is at a Major Turning Point

The crisis in Syria is at a crossroads. This is not because the underlying dynamics of the conflict have changed in any big way. As it has been for the last couple years, the Syrian government has regained control over most of the country -- with the except...

The War in Syria Is Taking its Next Big Turn

Syrian regime forces, backed by Russia, have scaled up their attacks in what is the last part of Syria controlled by rebel forces. Over the last several weeks an estimated 140,000 people have been displaced by escalating fighting in Idlib, Syria. This is th...

Can an attack on Idlib be Prevented?

The presidents of Turkey, Iran and Russia met in Tehran today to discuss the situation in Idlib. This is the province of Syria to which millions of civilians and some fighters have fled as their cities and towns fell to government forces. They were permitted b...

How ISIS May Face Justice for their Atrocities

Over the last several weeks, ISIS has been systematically losing territory. Its last stronghold in Iraq, the city of Hawija, was liberated in early October. A few weeks later, ISIS' de-facto capital in Raqqa, Syria fell to US-backed forces. ISIS no long...