In March and with no explanation, the Syrian regime closed four of the five crossings with the Kurdish-dominated AANES-administered areas, resulting in a spike in the prices of essential commodities in northeast Syria.
Is 2021 the year for decisive steps towards repatriating the foreign children held in northeast Syria camps?
Thousands of children related to current or former foreign ISIS fighters are held in dire humanitarian conditions inside northeast Syria camps. Could this be the time for decisive steps towards their repatriation?
In January, 13 people were killed in al-Hol camp, controlled by the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF)
Will new reforms be enough to quell discontent within the Autonomous Administration? The promised reforms include “local elections” across AA areas within a year.
Syria is the most dangerous place for aid workers in the world. What can the international community do to better protect them?
Recent moves by the Autonomous Administration to placate Arab tribes are a positive step for stability in northeast Syria–but will it be enough?
Despite promising to end the use of child soldiers in 2014, the SDF has continued to recruit and use child soldiers.
The COVID-19 caseload has sharply spiked in northeast Syria over the last month, challenging the Autonomous Administration's governance capacity.
Will the new oil deal between the SDF and a US-based company create a fissure between Qandil and the SDF?
Decades of Turkish dam building on the Euphrates river has left northeast Syria on the brink of ecological disaster.