By targeting top civilian and military leaders who were the cornerstones of local negotiating committees through a series of assassinations, Damascus has successfully marginalized Daraa’s bargaining power.
With Turkey’s 2023 elections in sight and a surge in anti-refugee rhetoric shaping voter preferences, Erdoğan hints at possible reconciliation with Damascus. How could this apparent 180-degree policy shift play out in Syria?
The first-ever US Strategy to Anticipate, Prevent and Respond to Atrocities could be a “significant advance” in protection efforts, but requires international collaboration and political will to be effective, writes Mansour Omari.
Recent demonstrations across Syria’s opposition-held northwest held a message for both Turkey and local Turkish-backed authorities, writes Syrian lawyer Ghazwan Koronfol.
Thousands of Syrians protested across the opposition-held northwest on Friday, one day after Turkey’s Foreign Minister said it was necessary to find a way to “reconcile” with the Assad regime.
Damascus says 700,000 people have visited Syria so far in 2022, including YouTubers and content creators whose travel videos portray a vision of “normal life” at odds with hardship and danger on the ground.
A militia in Suwayda province linked to Syrian military intelligence was eliminated this week after local Druze groups attacked and took control of its headquarters. What happened, and what might the future hold?
Following the cancellation of the latest session of the Syrian Constitutional Committee after Russia objected to it being held in Geneva, the future of the body is uncertain. Could Moscow push for another path, outside the UN?
The SDF is preparing for a military confrontation with Turkey by allying with Damascus, pressuring international backers and declaring a state of emergency. Civilians are waiting anxiously, stocking up on supplies, and considering escape routes.
In southern Syria, at least 11 people accused of ties to the drug trade were assassinated over the past three months, in what one former opposition commander called a “local, covert military action against drug traffickers and dealers.”