Now that Palmyra Has Been Liberated, A Pathway to Stop ISIS?

Palmyra was one of the best preserved sites of antiquity of the last 1,500 years. That was, until ISIS overran the city last May. Now that the city has been liberated, the international community is taking stock of the damage done and trying to assess whether ...

Cautious Optimism, Syria Edition

It's been four days since the cessation of hostilities went into effect in Syria. For a conflict that has only consistently and relentlessly intensified for the past five years, there has now been the longest period of sustained de-escalation around the countr...