The images of Bashar al-Assad’s return to the Arab League summit on May 19 sent chills running through displaced Syrians in exile.
Besides bolstering normalization with Assad normalization, how might the Saudi-Iran deal affect Syria? Can Riyadh counter Iranian influence on Syria or push Assad to clamp down on the captagon trade? Will China claim a larger political role in Syria or fund reconstruction?
Continuous shelling of northwest Syria by the regime and its Russian ally have mainly targeted civilians and their properties and homes
How did Syria win a seat on the WHO’s Executive Board despite its appalling record of attacks on healthcare?
Despite targeting hundreds of healthcare facilities over the past ten years, the Syrian regime has just been elected to the Executive Board of the World Health Organization, sparking uproar among medical and civil society groups.
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.