Trump’s is the latest play in a decadeslong game of trying to counter previous ‘peace process’ moves by each new American administration
Some of the most brutal and powerful officials in Damascus apparently saw Nir Rosen as a useful instrument. The question is why—and for what?
Five years after the Islamic State’s massacre of Yazidis in Sinjar, Iraq, it seems harder than ever to get Western leaders to live up to protecting minority ethnic or religious groups from extinction in the Middle East
An excerpt from the new book ‘Shadow Strike’
Any Israeli withdrawal to the shores of the Kinneret guarantees a structural instability which, sooner or later, will require American military intervention
And why Trump’s military pullout represents not a new direction in foreign affairs but a coarse coda to a decade of institutional error
What lies beneath seven years of Israeli rhetoric about Iran?
A dispatch from the Golan Heights, where the Jewish state’s confounding political and military policy plays out in the lives of Syrians looking for hope of any kind
The Ghouta attack was a military success—it established that Assad could use weapons of mass destruction with complete impunity
Agents of Influence: Obama and his advisers, now seeking to shape his legacy, say they are proud they ditched the ‘Washington playbook’ and decided to stay out of the Sunni-Shia conflict in the Middle East. Only they didn’t. They intervened on behalf of Iran.
More than just providing Assad with military support, the Islamic Republic supplies Syria with anything from blood drives to sporting events
It is fashionable to second-guess the cost of interventions that did not deliver on all of their promises, but what we’re witnessing now is far more bloody and disastrous than timely intervention could possibly have been
A letter from a survivor of Assad’s chemical attacks about his encounter with Obama’s chief diplomat at the United Nations
U.S. says the Syrian regime is operating a prison crematorium to ‘dispose of detainees’ remains’
Making sense of who did—and did not—support President Trump’s airstrikes against Syria, including John Kerry
Six Years of Syrian Civil War: Why Assad is the Franco of the Middle East, and why the United States has done so little to help his victims—80 years after liberal-minded Americans took up arms in the Spanish Civil War
Will the lifting of Trump’s immigration ban enable Abdallah Dardari, an adviser for the World Bank, to engage in activities for the Syrian regime?
Invoking the Holocaust, and comparing the persecution of Jews to that of Syrian refugees, has become a consensus take. But no one has bothered to identify the murderous culprit.