Throughout its long history, only a handful of independent entities have emerged in the geographical space known today as Syria. On the other hand, no less than two dozen empires ruled over the lands of the Levant. Syria, nonetheless, was never a civilizational or geopolitical backwater.
February 14, 2018
In October 1989, the surviving members of the 1972 Lebanese Parliament convened in the Saudi city of Taif. They reached an agreement to end the 14-year-long civil war by altering the terms on which the Lebanese Republic itself was founded.
January 31, 2018
The recent Turkish invasion of the Afrin region has brought the “Kurdish question” back to the forefront of discussions on Syria and its future.
January 24, 2018
In late 2017, Daesh, the uncompromising terrorist entity that threatened global stability, was dealt a deadly blow and the protracted Syrian conflict came to a halt in almost all of the country’s major urban centers, making a renewed push for a political resolution to the war possible in 2018.
January 17, 2018
Ever since Donald Trump was elected to office little more than a year ago, relations across the Atlantic have been, at best, tense.
January 10, 2018
In his magnum opus “Strategic Depth,” Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s top foreign policy adviser Ahmet Davutoglu predicted that one day popular uprisings would bring down authoritarian regimes in neighboring countries.
January 03, 2018
In the final days of 2016, the UN Security Council unanimously passed resolution 2254, calling for a political resolution to the conflict in Syria via the ongoing Geneva process. The resolution came on the back of the Syrian government’s capture of east Aleppo with Russian support.
December 27, 2017
On April 4, the US accused the Syrian government of launching a chemical attack near Khan Shaykhun in Idlib. Donald Trump immediately ordered a cruise missile strike on a Syrian air base, driving Russian-American tensions to an unprecedented boiling point.
December 21, 2017
The recent decision by US President Donald Trump to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and to move the American Embassy there from Tel Aviv reverberated around the world.
December 14, 2017