Arbitrary arrests targeting journalists and opposition members are on the rise in territories controlled by the SDF, which faces mounting popular dissent and intra-Kurdish tensions.
The closure of the Kurdistan24 bureau in northeast Syria by local authorities reveals a restricted media space, against the backdrop of mounting Kurdish political tensions.
Lessons from al-Yaroubiah: Can cross-line aid replace the UN cross-border mechanism in northwest Syria?
Every year, northwest Syria braces for a humanitarian catastrophe as Russia threatens to cut the cross-border aid supply. What does the experience of northeast Syria reveal about the limits of cross-line aid as an alternative?
The wheat harvest is starting in northeast Syria amidst a regional drought. Local farmers expect very poor yields, which will have dire consequences as nearly 60% of Syrians are already food insecure.
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?