Although the conscription policy imposed by the SDF in areas of its control was the direct incentive of protests in Syria’s northern city of Manbij last week, public discontent can be traced back to more deeply rooted drivers that threaten the northeast in general.
Contrary to the impression created by the media, the participation of Syrians in Lebanon in the presidential elections is mainly driven by fear and extortion.
While the regime and its allies seek to legitimize Bashar al-Assad’s rule through the upcoming presidential elections, key players in southern Syria stress its lack of credibility.
Millions of Syrians are ineligible to vote in the upcoming presidential elections, despite what is sure to be a rigged election with a predetermined outcome.
Humanitarian concerns play a key role in the evolution of Western policy towards HTS. But could greater engagement with HTS actually improve the humanitarian space in Idlib?
On Wednesday, the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) voted to suspend several of Syria’s rights and privileges as a party to the Chemical Weapons Convention. What does this decision mean, and what are the consequences for Syria?
From the National Council to the National Coalition: Has Syria’s political opposition become a burden on the revolution?
The relations between post-revolution political blocs, assemblies and platforms have been characterized by internal conflicts that reflect regional and international polarization.
Three years after ‘Olive Branch’: A militarized Afrin and continued violations against its residents
Three years since Turkish-backed Syrian opposition factions took over the Afrin region, its original residents—especially the Kurds—have grown accustomed “to injustice.”