Writings by Topic: Syria

Middle East Forum Blog
Title Publication Date
'Martyrs' of Dir' al-Watan (V Corps) Aymennjawad.orgJanuary 27, 2018
Interview with YPG Spokesman Nouri Mahmoud Aymennjawad.orgJanuary 24, 2018
Dispatch: The Syrian Democratic Forces' Border Guards Aymennjawad.orgJanuary 20, 2018
The National Ideological Resistance and the Local Defence Forces Aymennjawad.orgJanuary 17, 2018
Fawj al-Karbala'i: Republican Guard Affiliate Aymennjawad.orgJanuary 1, 2018
Saraya al-Ra'ad: Idlib Local Defence Forces Affiliate Aymennjawad.orgDecember 26, 2017
Islamic State Advice on Attacks in 'Enemy Abode' Jihad IntelNovember 10, 2017
Katibat Ali Sultan: Syrian IRGC Group Aymennjawad.orgOctober 5, 2017
Harakat Nour al-Din al-Zinki Splits from Hay'at Tahrir al-Sham Jihad IntelJuly 20, 2017
Fawj Ra'ad al-Mahdi: East Aleppo Militia Expansion Aymennjawad.orgJune 18, 2017
Katibat Dir' al-Watan Nasheed: Translation and Analysis Aymennjawad.orgJune 17, 2017
The U.S.-Iranian confrontation on the Syria-Iraq Borders: Interview with an Iraqi Militia Official Aymennjawad.orgJune 10, 2017
"Dawlati Baqiya": New Nasheed from the Islamic State's Ajnad Media Aymennjawad.orgJune 7, 2017
Licensing Exam for Islamic State Pharmacists Is No Cakewalk Aymennjawad.orgMay 7, 2017
"Heed the call"- New Nasheed from Islamic State's Ajnad Media Aymennjawad.orgMay 4, 2017
No to Bombing Syria National Review OnlineApril 7, 2017
A Gazan Provincial Governor for the Islamic State Aymennjawad.orgMarch 5, 2017
Black Syrians: The Case Of The Yarmouk Basin Aymennjawad.orgJanuary 19, 2017
Who's in a Photo? Identifying Jaysh Khalid bin al-Waleed Personnel Aymennjawad.orgJanuary 4, 2017
Jabhat Fatah al-Sham Shari'i Study Schedule in Jabal al-Summaq Aymennjawad.orgDecember 16, 2016
"The Convoy of Light": New nasheed from the Islamic State's Ajnad Media Aymennjawad.orgOctober 24, 2016
"The Convoy of Light" – New Nasheed from Islamic State Aymennjawad.orgOctober 24, 2016
Jabhat al-Nusra Statement on Druze of Jabal al-Summaq Aymennjawad.orgSeptember 5, 2016
Islamic State Responds to the Killing of Adnani Aymennjawad.orgAugust 30, 2016
What Does Jabhat al-Nusra's Break with Al-Qaeda Mean? Jihad IntelJuly 28, 2016
Observations on the New Islamic State Video 'Structure of the Caliphate' Aymennjawad.orgJuly 6, 2016
The Orlando Attacks: Islamic State Responsible Jihad IntelJune 12, 2016
Yarmouk Valley: The Formation of Jaysh Khalid ibn al-Waleed? Aymennjawad.orgMay 24, 2016
UN Director Admits Most Syrians Not Fleeing over War BreitbartMay 15, 2016
Defections from Harakat al-Muthanna in Deraa: Translation & Analysis Aymennjawad.orgMarch 28, 2016
The First Connections Between Liwa Shuhada' al-Yarmouk and Islamic State Aymennjawad.orgMarch 19, 2016
Recent Local Developments in Azaz Aymennjawad.orgMarch 17, 2016
Liwa Shuhada' al-Yarmouk Appoints a New Leader Aymennjawad.orgMarch 14, 2016
Islamic State Treatise on the Syrian Education System: Translation & Analysis Aymennjawad.orgMarch 12, 2016
Challenges for the Islamic State: Manpower, Finance, and Information Aymennjawad.orgFebruary 27, 2016
New Mobilization Call from Azaz: Translation & Analysis Aymennjawad.orgFebruary 2, 2016
An Account of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi & Islamic State Succession Lines Aymennjawad.orgJanuary 24, 2016
The Islamic State, Turkey & Transportation Aymennjawad.orgJanuary 11, 2016
Unseen Islamic State Pamphlet on Slavery Aymennjawad.orgDecember 29, 2015
A Complete History of Jamaat Ansar al-Islam – Translation Aymennjawad.orgDecember 15, 2015
Naming the Islamic State Aymennjawad.orgDecember 9, 2015
The Islamic State 'Master Plan' of Administration: Some Analytical Notes Aymennjawad.orgDecember 7, 2015
ISIS' Imminent Demise National Review OnlineDecember 5, 2015
Hallili Samar al-Hirab: New Nasheed from the Islamic State Aymennjawad.orgNovember 28, 2015
"Be with God"- New Nasheed from the Islamic State Aymennjawad.orgOctober 29, 2015
Islam 101 According to the Islamic State Aymennjawad.orgOctober 27, 2015
Unseen Islamic State Treatise on Calendars Aymennjawad.orgOctober 17, 2015
Additional Notes on the Druze of Jabal al-Summaq Aymennjawad.orgOctober 6, 2015
Repentance: Financial Income for the Islamic State Aymennjawad.orgSeptember 28, 2015
'Germany or Nothing,' Demands Syrian Migrant Threatening to Return Home BreitbartSeptember 23, 2015
How the BBC Spins the Migrant Crisis BreitbartSeptember 21, 2015
Articles by MEF Staff and Fellows
Title Publication Date
Kristallnacht, ISIS and Today's Crisis in Syria The Jerusalem PostNovember 10, 2019
Northern Syria and Israel JNSNovember 5, 2019
Putin Plays Syria Peacemaker but Doesn't Want Real Peace The Daily BeastNovember 5, 2019
How Could the Turks Not Know Where Baghdadi Was Hiding? The Jerusalem PostNovember 3, 2019
Syrian Regime Rushes to Fill Vacuum in Eastern Syria The Jerusalem PostOctober 29, 2019
Overnight Attack that Killed Al-Baghdadi Raises Many Questions The Jerusalem PostOctober 27, 2019
Despite Setback, Kurds Appear Ready for Spotlight The Jerusalem PostOctober 26, 2019
Turkey-Backed Jihadists in Syria Kidnap, Murder, and Desecrate The Jerusalem PostOctober 24, 2019
US Ignores the 300,000 Refugees Its Syria Withdrawal Created The Jerusalem PostOctober 24, 2019
Iraq Trolls U.S. Syria Withdrawal, Tells American Troops They Can't Stay The Jerusalem PostOctober 22, 2019
Turkey's Extremist Syrian Proxies The Jerusalem PostOctober 22, 2019
Turkey's New 'Bashibazouks': The Free Syrian Army The Gatestone InstituteOctober 22, 2019
Obama-Era Politics Casts Shadow over U.S. Syria Discussions The Jerusalem PostOctober 21, 2019
Rojava Sundown: A Retrospective The Jerusalem PostOctober 18, 2019
Putin is the New King of Syria The Wall Street JournalOctober 16, 2019
Trump Betrays Kurds, Canada's Liberals and NDP Stay Silent The Toronto SunOctober 16, 2019
How Terrible Does Turkey Have to Get? The Gatestone InstituteOctober 14, 2019
Turkish Backed Jihadists Murder Prisoners and Female Politician in Syria The Jerusalem PostOctober 13, 2019
State Department Distrust of Syrian Kurds Paved the Way for Betrayal The Jerusalem PostOctober 11, 2019
Donald Trump's Shameful Syrian Betrayal The SpectatorOctober 10, 2019
U.S. Pullout Is a Boon for Assad Jonathanspyer.comOctober 9, 2019
After Fighting ISIS for Five Years, SDF Bombed with US Permission The Jerusalem PostOctober 9, 2019
America's Good Intentions in Syria Have Led to This Dismal Outcome The National ReviewOctober 8, 2019
Can Israel Trust the U.S. after Syria Withdrawal? The Jerusalem PostOctober 7, 2019
Trump Gives Turkey Green Light to Invade Syria The Jerusalem PostOctober 7, 2019
Iran Opens a Second Front along Israel's Border The Wall Street JournalOctober 2, 2019
Sensitive and Strategic Border Crossing between Iraq and Syria Opens The Jerusalem PostSeptember 30, 2019
UN Excludes One Third of Syria, Mostly Kurds, from Constitution Committee The Jerusalem PostSeptember 30, 2019
Turkey's $27 Billion Plan to Resettle Northeast Syria The Jerusalem PostSeptember 29, 2019
Erdogan to UN: Down with Israeli 'Expansionism,' Up with Turkish Expansionism The Jerusalem PostSeptember 25, 2019
Is the U.S. Handing Northeast Syria to Turkey? The Jerusalem PostSeptember 21, 2019
Iran, Turkey, and Russia Plot US Eviction from Syria The Jerusalem PostSeptember 15, 2019
Shia Militias in Israel's Spotlight The Jerusalem PostSeptember 9, 2019
Turkey Threatens to Flood Europe with Refugees (Again) The Jerusalem PostSeptember 5, 2019
Al Bukamal: The Hub of Iran's 'Land Bridge' The Jerusalem PostSeptember 4, 2019
U.S. Tweets Defend Syrian Partners against Turkey's Latest Threats The Jerusalem PostSeptember 1, 2019
Can Turkey Seal a Deal and Get Northern Syria? The Jerusalem PostAugust 30, 2019
The U.S. Presence in Syria Blocks Iranian, Russian, and Turkish Gains The Daily BeastAugust 23, 2019
US, Turkey Paper Over Looming Crises with 'Joint Security Mechanism' The Jerusalem PostAugust 13, 2019
America's Syria Free Zone Will Come at a Price The National InterestAugust 12, 2019
Turkey Wants Arab and Kurdish Rebels in Syria to Fight Each Other The Jerusalem PostAugust 12, 2019
Turkey's Syria Gambit Shows U.S. Responds to Threats and Strength The Jerusalem PostAugust 8, 2019
ISIS is Using a Syrian Detention Camp to Rebuild The Jerusalem PostAugust 7, 2019
Trump Has a Serious Syria Problem The Jerusalem PostAugust 5, 2019
Russia Slams U.S. for 'Training Militants' and 'Plundering Oil' in Syria The Jerusalem PostJuly 30, 2019
The Syrian Sideshow The Jerusalem PostJuly 18, 2019
Emboldened by S-400s, Turkey Threatens Offensive in Eastern Syria The Jerusalem PostJuly 14, 2019
Getting Iran Out of Syria Is No Easy Task The Wall Street JournalJuly 9, 2019
Did Israel's Latest Strike Prove Russian-made S-300 Ineffective? The Jerusalem PostJuly 1, 2019
How Moscow Views the US Role in the Middle East The Jerusalem PostJuly 1, 2019
In Iraq and Syria, Turkey Faces New Challenges The Jerusalem PostJune 29, 2019
Is Saudi Visit to Eastern Syria Prelude to Greater U.S., Saudi Role? The Jerusalem PostJune 17, 2019
Are the Insurgencies Truly Over? Middle East QuarterlySummer 2019
How Jordan Can Cope Middle East QuarterlySummer 2019
The Many Implications Middle East QuarterlySummer 2019
Baghdadi Is Back, but Can He Salvage ISIS? The Jerusalem PostApril 30, 2019
Syria Says Turkish Forces Illegally Occupy Syria, Bashes Golan Decision The Jerusalem PostApril 28, 2019
Yazidi Survivors of ISIS Rape Have New Hope After Community Ruling The Jerusalem PostApril 28, 2019
9,000 ISIS Fighters and 60,000 Family Members Held in Syria The Jerusalem PostApril 18, 2019
Israel's Presence on the Golan Heights: A Strategic Necessity The Jerusalem Institute for Strategy and SecurityApril 10, 2019
Washington is Still Thinking About a New Border Force in Syria The Jerusalem PostApril 7, 2019
Coalition Focuses on 'Enduring Defeat' of ISIS in Syria, Iraq The Jerusalem PostApril 2, 2019
Syrians are Practicing with the S-300, Will They Ever Use It? The Jerusalem PostMarch 25, 2019
Syria's Civil War Is Now 3 Civil Wars Foreign PolicyMarch 18, 2019
Iran's 'Road to the Sea' Exposed on Golan The Jerusalem PostMarch 13, 2019
The Medics Who Treated 4,000 People on the Last ISIS Stronghold The Jerusalem PostMarch 12, 2019
The Local Council in Azaz aymennjawad.orgMarch 10, 2019
The Fall of the Caliphate The Jerusalem PostMarch 7, 2019
Liwa al-Ahrar: Local Defence Forces Unit aymennjawad.orgMarch 5, 2019
Iran and Turkey Media Push Conspiracy Theories About U.S., ISIS The Jerusalem PostMarch 4, 2019
The Zilzal Groups: Interview aymennjawad.orgMarch 2, 2019
Will Washington's Syria Policy Fail? The National InterestFebruary 28, 2019
Hezbollah in the Homs Area: The Life of As'ad Muhammad Hussein aymennjawad.orgFebruary 28, 2019
Al-Qaeda Still Using CIA-Provided Missiles in Syria PJ MediaFebruary 26, 2019
Iran Hosts Syria's Assad in Tehran, Slams American "Plots" The Jerusalem PostFebruary 25, 2019
Understanding the U.S. Flip-Flop on Syria The Jerusalem PostFebruary 25, 2019
Survivors of ISIS Genocide Have Nothing, Four Years Later The Jerusalem PostFebruary 20, 2019
Outrage in Syria, Iraq as ISIS Members Treated as Celebrities in West The Jerusalem PostFebruary 19, 2019
Iraqi Refugees in North Aleppo Countryside aymennjawad.orgFebruary 17, 2019
Turkey, Russia, Iran Increasingly Challenge U.S. During Syria Discussions The Jerusalem PostFebruary 16, 2019
Hayat Tahir al-Sham and al-Qaeda: Affiliates or Foes? FanackFebruary 14, 2019
What Happens After U.S. Withdrawal from Syria The Jerusalem PostFebruary 7, 2019
The Arab Socialist Movement aymennjawad.orgFebruary 4, 2019
Israel's Uphill Battle with Iran in Syria National InterestFebruary 3, 2019
The Political Map Drawn 100 Years Ago by the French Still Haunts Syria The Jerusalem PostFebruary 1, 2019
How Tehran Plans to Control Syria The Jerusalem PostFebruary 1, 2019
U.S. Syria Policy: Get Others to Pick up the Slack The Jerusalem PostJanuary 31, 2019
How Many Iranians Have Been Killed in Airstrikes in Syria? The Jerusalem PostJanuary 24, 2019
The 313 Force:Local Defence Forces Unit aymennjawad.orgJanuary 23, 2019
Turkey and U.S. Can't Agree on What 'Safe Zone' in Syria Means The Jerusalem PostJanuary 22, 2019
Why Hasn't Syria Used the S-300? The Jerusalem PostJanuary 21, 2019
Israeli Strikes in Syria Reveal New Battlefield for Post-Civil War Era The Jerusalem PostJanuary 21, 2019
From Nairobi to Manbij: Terror Attacks Loom Large The Jerusalem PostJanuary 17, 2019
Turkey Says It Will Create Syria Buffer Zone After Trump Call The Jerusalem PostJanuary 15, 2019
Erdoğan Is Wrong on Syria. Turkey Cannot Get the Job Done. Gatestone InstituteJanuary 15, 2019
Will Turkey Invade Northeast Syria? The Jerusalem PostJanuary 11, 2019
The Breakdown of U.S. Syria Policy The National InterestJanuary 6, 2019
A Lesson from Syria: US Military, Political Goals Must Align The HillJanuary 4, 2019
Dissent in the Islamic State: 'Hashimi Advice' to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi aymennjawad.orgJanuary 4, 2019
How Afrin Overshadows Eastern Syria The Jerusalem PostJanuary 3, 2019
Mystery Surrounds Trump's New 'Slow Withdrawal' The Jerusalem PostJanuary 1, 2019
Why Eastern Syria Matters to Everyone in the Middle East The Jerusalem PostDecember 31, 2018
Syrian Regime, Turkey, Maneuver to Take Key Syrian City as U.S. Withdraws Jerusalem PostDecember 29, 2018
Trump's Rubicon moment in Iraq: Praising America's 'warriors,' ending wars The Jerusalem PostDecember 27, 2018
A Year of Tyranny and Murder The Jerusalem PostDecember 27, 2018
US Pullout from Syria: Who Will Fill the Vacuum? Gatestone InstituteDecember 26, 2018
Analysis: Airstrike in Damascus an Embarrassment for Syrian Regime at Crucial Time The Jerusalem PostDecember 26, 2018
Syrian Air Defense Missiles: Everything you need to know The Jerusalem PostDecember 26, 2018
How Turkey, Iran and Russia Will Try to Agree on Eastern Syria The Jerusalem PostDecember 25, 2018
With U.S. Policy on Syria in Turmoil, Will ISIS Win? The Jerusalem PostDecember 23, 2018
U.S. Syria Withdrawal 'betrays' legacy of volunteers who died fighting The Jerusalem PostDecember 23, 2018
Betrayal on the Euphrates jonathanspyer.comDecember 22, 2018
How Russia Defeated America in Syria The Jerusalem PostDecember 20, 2018
Rojava Peshmerga - The Group May be the US's Ticket Out of Syria Crisis The Jerusalem PostDecember 18, 2018
Hezbollah Recruitment in Eastern Deraa? Middle East Center for Analysis and ReportingNovember 13, 2018
The Return of ISIS Jonathanspyer.comNovember 2, 2018
Turkey Shells Kobani and Tel Abyad in Eastern Syria. What Are Its Next Moves? Middle East Center for Analysis and ReportingNovember 2, 2018
ISIS Counterattacks in Syria Threaten Iraq and US Partners Jerusalem PostOctober 30, 2018
Report: Iran Sent Advanced Technology to Improve Hezbollah Rockets Jerusalem PostOctober 20, 2018
Turkey's Syrian Quagmire BESA Center Perspectives PaperOctober 10, 2018
Iran's Imploding Strategy Jerusalem PostOctober 5, 2018
In the Name of Peace, It Is Time to Accept Israel's Possession of the Golan Heights The TelegraphOctober 2, 2018
Iran Strike's Message to Region: "Borders Don't Matter" Jerusalem PostOctober 1, 2018
Interview in Syria: Idlib after the Agreement Middle East Center for Analysis and ReportingSeptember 20, 2018
Russia-Turkey Agreement to Prevent Syrian Invasion of Idlib, for Now Jerusalem PostSeptember 20, 2018
What Does Russia's Condemnation of the Syria Strike Mean for Israel? Jerusalem PostSeptember 18, 2018
Syrian War: Uneasy Calm in US-protected Kurdish Enclave The AustralianSeptember 8, 2018
Israel's Secret War Against Iran Is Widening Foreign PolicySeptember 7, 2018
Iran's Power Play Shows Depth of Missile Threat Jerusalem PostSeptember 2, 2018
Moscow Faces Challenges Brokering Battle Talks with Turkey in Syria Jerusalem PostSeptember 1, 2018
Erdoğan's Dilemma Jerusalem PostAugust 30, 2018
Lebanese Report: Syrian Officials Met with U.S. in June Jerusalem PostAugust 28, 2018
'False Flags': War of Words over 'Chemical Weapon Attack' in Idlib Jerusalem PostAugust 27, 2018
Syrian Regime Cracks down on Former Rebel Areas near Golan Jerusalem PostAugust 26, 2018
Abadi Tries to Strong-Arm the PMU, but Why the Sudden Janus-Face? TzarimAugust 25, 2018
In Syria, It's Either Reconciliation or Annexation The American SpectatorAugust 23, 2018
The Future of Eastern Syria and the Israeli Interest Jerusalem PostAugust 15, 2018
Assad Launches Idlib Offensive Against Rebels Jerusalem PostAugust 12, 2018
Operation Roundup: The Final Battle with ISIS Enters Last Phase in Syria Jerusalem PostAugust 4, 2018
Syrian Activists: 'Ahed Tamimi Lucky Not to Be Imprisoned by Assad Regime' Jerusalem PostJuly 31, 2018
David's Sling and the Regime's New Normal Jerusalem PostJuly 23, 2018
What, If Anything, Did Trump and Putin Agree on in Helsinki? Jerusalem PostJuly 17, 2018
Refugees and the Iranian Threat: Crisis in the Golan Creates Instability Jerusalem PostJuly 14, 2018
Is Southern Syria Heading For 'Lebanonization'? Jerusalem PostJuly 12, 2018
Syrian Peace Deal Won't Bring Peace for Israel Jerusalem PostJuly 7, 2018
Can Lindsey Graham Save U.S. Foreign Policy in the Middle East? Jerusalem PostJuly 4, 2018
Tens of Thousands of Refugees Fleeing Southern Syria Offensive Jerusalem PostJune 29, 2018
Thoughts On Southern Syria Syria CommentJune 24, 2018
As Iran and Assad move in southern Syria, US and Russia must discuss response The HillMay 31, 2018
Six Sides to the Southern Syria Crisis Jerusalem PostMay 29, 2018
Putin's Endgame in Syria Has Arrived Foreign PolicyMay 24, 2018
Reconciliation in Syria: The case of Beit Jann Middle East Center for Analysis and ReportingMay 22, 2018
A symphony of destruction on the Golan Jerusalem PostMay 19, 2018
Iran in Syria: "Cognitive Empathy" and Interests Syria CommentMay 13, 2018
The Waiting Period The AustralianMay 11, 2018
Russia In A Bind Amid Iran-Israeli Tensions TsarizmMay 7, 2018
Iran's Missile Threat To Israel Jerusalem PostMay 7, 2018
The Unsung Heroes of the War Against ISIS in Syria Jerusalem PostMay 2, 2018
Who Was Behind The Massive Explosion In Syria? Jerusalem PostApril 30, 2018
Who are Iran's 80,000 'Shi'ite' Fighters in Syria? Jerusalem PostApril 28, 2018
The Looming Cloud of Conflict with Iran The HillApril 18, 2018
Syria: The Largest (and Most Important) Conflict of the 21st Century The National InterestApril 16, 2018
The Great Distraction of Punitive Airstrikes The New RepublicApril 15, 2018
Erdogan's Shadow Army Jerusalem PostApril 13, 2018
The Case for Bombing Assad World Affairs JournalApril 12, 2018
Danger Ahead if the U.S. Withdraws from Syria The Jerusalem PostApril 2, 2018
The Sultan's Pleasure: Turkey Expands its Operations in Syria and Iraq The Jerusalem PostMarch 30, 2018
Turkey's Syrian Battleground BESA CenterMarch 21, 2018
Reframing the Middle Eastern and Palestinian Refugee Crises The AlgemeinerMarch 14, 2018
A Turning Point in the Kurdish-Western Alliance? JPostMarch 1, 2018
Russian Attack on US Troops in Syria Elicits Deafening Silence from Politicians and Press World AffairsFebruary 22, 2018
No, the Syrian Kurds Are Not Terrorists World Affairs JournalJanuary 31, 2018
Welcome to Syria 2.0 Foreign PolicyJanuary 25, 2018
How I Spawned an Alt-Left Conspiracy Theory The Daily CallerJanuary 18, 2018
Beit Jann: Myths and Reality Syria CommentJanuary 2, 2018
Russia's Entrenchment in Syria Middle East QuarterlyWinter 2018
Russia's Goals Go beyond Damascus Middle East QuarterlyWinter 2018
Success for al-Qaeda in Syria? Perspectives on TerrorismDecember 18, 2017
Should the U.S. Military Stay in Syria after ISIS? The Jerusalem PostNovember 26, 2017
Iran Completes Its Land Bridge to the Golan The Jerusalem PostNovember 18, 2017
Erdoğan's Kurdish Gambit BESA Center PerspectivesNovember 15, 2017
Turkey Plans Move to Box in Kurds in Northern Syria The Jerusalem PostOctober 14, 2017
Israel Prepares for War in Syria against Iran Foreign PolicySeptember 28, 2017
The Islamic State and the Kurds: The Documentary Evidence CTC SentinelSeptember 21, 2017
Illegal Migrant Problem? Greece Offers a Solution The Washington TimesSeptember 12, 2017
And the Winner in Syria Is ... Iran The Jerusalem PostAugust 26, 2017
Who's Up and Who's Down in the Middle East Israel HayomAugust 24, 2017
Iran Doesn't Need a Land Route to the Mediterranean The American SpectatorAugust 22, 2017
The Most Embarrassingly Wrong Book Ever on the Middle East? The Washington TimesAugust 9, 2017
Syria: Assessing the CIA Program The American SpectatorAugust 7, 2017
Is Washington Ceding Syria to Russian Influence? The Jerusalem PostJuly 28, 2017
The Myth of ISIS's Strategic Brilliance The AtlanticJuly 20, 2017
Will U.S. and Russian Forces Clash in Syria? Foreign PolicyJune 26, 2017
US Strategy and Israel's Stake in Eastern Syria The Jerusalem PostJune 24, 2017
No, Assad's Survival Isn't a Good Thing Israel HayomJune 7, 2017
The Rise of Katibat Dir' al-Watan: A Journey to the Lebanon-Syria Border Areas The Atlantic CouncilJune 6, 2017
Israel's Costs vs. Its Benefits Middle East QuarterlySummer 2017
This Time, the Loser Writes History Middle East QuarterlySummer 2017
Why Eastern Syria is Essential to Containing Iran The Jerusalem PostMay 26, 2017
Syria Has Effectively Ceased to Exist Foreign PolicyMay 19, 2017
Can ISIS Survive the Caliphate's Collapse? BICOMMay 16, 2017
Assad's Hollow Crown: A Journey through Regime-Held Syria The Jerusalem ReportMay 9, 2017
The Brainwashing of Turkey's Children by ISIS The Philos ProjectMay 8, 2017
'Reconciliation' in Syria: The Case of Al-Sanamayn Syria CommentApril 27, 2017
Katibat Dir' al-Watan: New Sub-Unit of the Fifth Legion Syria CommentApril 13, 2017
Syria Strikes Fine for Limited Deterrence, but Avoid Mission Creep Middle East EyeApril 7, 2017
Get Ready for the Trump Doctrine The HillApril 7, 2017
Myths, Militias, and the Future of Syria AswaatApril 2017
Research on the Islamic State, Syria, and Iraq September-October 2016
The Syrian Civil War & Demographic Change Syria DeeplyMarch 15, 2017
Who Will Dominate Iraq and Syria after ISIS? The Jerusalem PostMarch 10, 2017
Liwa al-Mukhtar al-Thiqfi: Syrian IRGC Militia Syria CommentMarch 8, 2017
The Formation of Hay'at Tahrir al-Sham and Wider Tensions in Syria's Insurgency Combating Terrorism Center (West Point)February 22, 2017
Vilifying Syria's Kurds II: A Second Response to Roy Gutman Syria CommentFebruary 13, 2017
Vilifying Syria's Kurds: A Response to Roy Gutman Syria CommentFebruary 11, 2017
Liwa Al-Jabal: A New Loyalist Militia Unity Initiative In Suwayda' Syria CommentJanuary 19, 2017
The Real Obama Legacy The Daily CallerJanuary 5, 2017
It's Time for Realism in Syria, President-elect Donald Trump The HillDecember 23, 2016
New Leads on Looted Middle Eastern Antiquities The HillDecember 17, 2016
After the Fall of Aleppo The Jerusalem PostDecember 16, 2016
Hezbollah vs. ISIS. vs. Israel The Jerusalem PostDecember 12, 2016
Saraya Al-Tawheed: A Pro-Assad Druze Militia in Lebanon and Syria Syria CommentDecember 5, 2016
Kata'ib Humat al-Diyar: A Prominent Loyalist Militia in Suwayda' Syria CommentNovember 26, 2016
Erdogan's Ambition to Expand Turkey's 1923 Borders The Gatestone InstituteNovember 21, 2016
New Dar al-Qada Decree to 'Newly Muslim' Ex-Druze of Jabal al-Summaq Atlantic CouncilNovember 14, 2016
Syria's Interlocking Conflicts The Jerusalem PostNovember 11, 2016
Tackling the Middle East after the Election The American SpectatorNovember 4, 2016
Dissent in the Islamic State: Abu al-Faruq al-Masri's 'Message on the Manhaj' Combating Terrorism Center (West Point)October 31, 2016
Stories of the Mujahideen: Women of the Islamic State JihadologyOctober 17, 2016
Labawat al-Jabal: A Female Syrian Druze Militia Syria CommentOctober 14, 2016
Liwa al-Imam Zain al-Abidain: Building a 'Resistance' in Eastern Syria Syria CommentSeptember 18, 2016
Liwa Sayf al-Haq Assad Allah al-Ghalib: A Republican Guard Militia in Sayyida Zainab Syria CommentSeptember 16, 2016
Quwat Dir' Al-Amn Al-Askari: A Latakia Military Intelligence Militia Syria CommentSeptember 3, 2016
Research on the Islamic State, Syria, and Iraq August 1–August 31, 2016
What's Ankara Doing in Syria? The Jerusalem PostSeptember 1, 2016
Fawj Maghawir al-Badiya: A Syrian Military Intelligence Branch Militia Syria CommentAugust 30, 2016
'Stories of the Mujahideen': Unseen Islamic State Biographies JihadologyAugust 24, 2016
Al-Qa'ida Uncoupling: Jabhat al-Nusra's Rebranding as Jabhat Fateh al-Sham CTC SentinelAugust 22, 2016
Who Should Rule Syria? The SpectatorAugust 20, 2016
Syrian Hezbollah Militias of Nubl and Zahara' Syria CommentAugust 15, 2016
Israel's Virtual Security Zone in Syria The Jerusalem PostAugust 12, 2016
Liwa Sayf al-Mahdi: A Syrian Army Shi'i Militia Syria CommentAugust 6, 2016
Don't Destroy ISIS BESA Center PerspectivesAugust 2, 2016
Research on the Islamic State, Syria, and Iraq June 1–July 31, 2016
Liwa al-Imam al-Mahdi: A Syrian Hezbollah Formation Syria CommentJuly 23, 2016
Kata'ib al-Jabalawi: A Pro-Assad Militia from Homs Syria CommentJuly 19, 2016
Islamic State Shifts Strategy The Jerusalem PostJuly 8, 2016
Quwat al-Ghadab: A Pro-Assad Christian Militia in Suqaylabiyah Syria CommentJuly 3, 2016
Hezbollah Sinking in the Syrian Quagmire The Jerusalem ReportJune 16, 2016
Research on the Islamic State, Syria, and Iraq April 1–May 31, 2016
Send Ground Forces to Destroy ISIS? Middle East QuarterlySummer 2016
The 'Martyrs' of Liwa al-Sayyida Ruqayya (The Ja'afari Force) Syria CommentMay 29, 2016
The Local Defence Forces: Regime Auxiliary Forces in Aleppo Syria CommentMay 23, 2016
The Leopards of Homs: A Pro-Assad Militia Syria CommentMay 15, 2016
The Jihadi Threat on Israel's Northern Border Middle East Review of International AffairsMay 15, 2016
Liwa al-Jalil: A New Pro-Assad Palestinian Militia Syria CommentMay 6, 2016
Lebanizing Syria The HillApril 30, 2016
Islamic State Moves to Libya The AustralianApril 23, 2016
A Caliphate Under Strain: The Documentary Evidence CTC SentinelApril 22, 2016
ISIS is Collapsing The Miami HeraldApril 19, 2016
Ready for the Storm: Protecting Israel's Border with Syria The Jerusalem PostApril 15, 2016
Unseen Islamic State Military Commanders Manual: Qualities and Manners of the Mujahid Commander JihadologyApril 11, 2016
The Syrian Civil War: An Interim Balance Sheet BESA Center PerspectivesApril 6, 2016
Research on the Islamic State, Syria, and Iraq March 1–March 31, 2016
Gulf Arab States Close Doors to Syrian Refugees BreitbartMarch 31, 2016
Loss of Palmyra Reveals Islamic State Weakness The Daily BeastMarch 28, 2016
War and Madness The Jerusalem ReportMarch 28, 2016
The Fitna in Deraa and the Islamic State Angle JihadologyMarch 26, 2016
Turkey's Erdoğan Gambles and Loses The AustralianMarch 19, 2016
Will the Syrian Ceasefire Last? The Jerusalem PostMarch 13, 2016
Research on the Islamic State, Syria, and Iraq February 1–February 29, 2016
How Israel Navigated through the Hurricane of the Syrian Civil War The TowerMarch 8, 2016
Harakat al-Hawiya al-Arabiya al-Druziya: Defending Druze Identity in Suwayda' Syria CommentMarch 6, 2016
Why Putin Wants Syria Middle East QuarterlySpring 2016
The Dir' al-Watan Brand: Liwa Salah al-Din al-Ayyubi Syria CommentFebruary 26, 2016
Liwa Dir' al-Watan: A New Pro-Assad Militia in Damascus Syria CommentFebruary 24, 2016
Liwa Usud al-Hussein: A New Pro-Assad Militia in Latakia Syria CommentFebruary 19, 2016
The Syrian Cauldron Boils Over The Jerusalem PostFebruary 19, 2016
Republicans: Put Syria Back on the Table The HillFebruary 17, 2016
Saudi Arabia and Turkey Are Walking into a Trap The Gatestone InstituteFebruary 16, 2016
The Life of al-Khal: First Leader of Liwa Shuhada' al-Yarmouk Syria CommentFebruary 14, 2016
Turkey's Haunted Border with Syria The Gatestone InstituteFebruary 11, 2016
Research on the Islamic State, Syria, and Iraq January 1–January 31, 2016
Is Assad's Russian-backed Offensive a Game-changer in Syria? The Jerusalem PostFebruary 5, 2016
Is ISIS Good at Governing? The Brookings InstitutionFebruary 3, 2016
In Syria, Locals Take the Fight Back to Islamic State The AustralianJanuary 23, 2016
Obama's Syria Diplomacy is Doomed to Fail The HillJanuary 22, 2016
Eclipse of the Caliphate The Jerusalem ReportJanuary 21, 2016
ISIS Is Not the Main Problem in the Middle East PJ MediaJanuary 19, 2016
Research on the Islamic State, Syria, and Iraq November 1–December 31, 2015
Blame Terror on Everyone but Terrorists! The Gatestone InstituteJanuary 11, 2016
The Syrian National Resistance: Liwa Khaybar Syria CommentJanuary 3, 2016
Obama's Middle East Delusions Middle East QuarterlyWinter 2016
Russian Imperialism Meets Delusions of Ottoman Grandeur The Gatestone InstituteDecember 31, 2015
Quwat al-Jalil: A Pro-Assad Palestinian Syrian Militia Syria CommentDecember 23, 2015
'Until Our Hearts Submit To The Shari'a': Da'wa Pamphlet from Jabhat al-Nusra JihadologyDecember 21, 2015
EU Woos Turkey Amid Press Crackdown The Gatestone InstituteDecember 13, 2015
Syrian Insurgent Factions of North Latakia Syria CommentDecember 10, 2015
Germany's Choice: Easy or Hard Asylum Integration The American InterestDecember 9, 2015
Principles in the Administration of the Islamic State: Full Text and Translation The GuardianDecember 7, 2015
Turkey's Human Wave Assault on the West The HillDecember 7, 2015
Putin Strikes Back Against Turkey The Gatestone InstituteDecember 5, 2015
Caliphate Accompli Jihad WatchNovember 29, 2015
Putin vs Erdogan The AustralianNovember 28, 2015
Obama's Religious Test for Compassion The American ThinkerNovember 23, 2015
The Kurds Can Defeat ISIS if We Provide Incentives The Jerusalem PostNovember 22, 2015
The Paris Attacks Reflect Intelligence Failure, Not Change in ISIS Strategy The Huffington PostNovember 20, 2015
Washington Won't Arm Christians Fighting ISIS FrontPage MagazineNovember 18, 2015
Is Assad's Russian-Backed Offensive in Syria Paying Off? Syria DeeplyNovember 11, 2015
Is It Iran's Middle East Now? FathomAutumn 2015
Research on the Islamic State, Syria, and Iraq October 1–October 31, 2015
New Mobilization Calls By the Islamic State in Aleppo Province JihadologyOctober 30, 2015
Russian Intervention in Syria Isn't a 'Game Changer' The StrategistOctober 30, 2015
Rijal al-Karama after Sheikh Abu Fahad Waheed al-Bal'ous' Assassination Syria CommentOctober 26, 2015
Talking to the Yarmouk Martyrs Brigade Syria DeeplyOctober 13, 2015
Unseen Documents from the Islamic State's Diwan al-Rikaz JihadologyOctober 12, 2015
Unseen Islamic State Financial Accounts for Deir az-Zor Province JihadologyOctober 5, 2015
Al Nusra Atrocities against Syrian Druze Belie Its Rebranding Foreign AffairsOctober 5, 2015
Russia in Syria: Putin Fills Strategic Vacuum in the Middle East The AustralianOctober 3, 2015
Research on the Islamic State, Syria, and Iraq various publicationsSeptember 1–September 30, 2015
Unseen Islamic State Fatwas on Jihad and Sabaya JihadologySeptember 25, 2015
Is Syria Becoming a 'Frozen Conflict'? The Jerusalem PostSeptember 24, 2015
Canada Should Welcome Syrian Refugees, Carefully The Toronto SunSeptember 22, 2015
Liwa Shuhada' al-Yarmouk: History and Analysis Syria CommentSeptember 18, 2015
Liwa Thuwar al-Raqqa: History, Analysis & Interview Syria CommentSeptember 14, 2015
Blame Iran and Turkey for the Mediterranean Refugee Crisis The Weekly StandardSeptember 12, 2015
The Bear Steps In: Russia's Expanding Military Presence in Syria The Jerusalem PostSeptember 12, 2015
Middle East Provocations and Predictions The Mackenzie InstituteSeptember 9, 2015
The Assassination of Sheikh Abu Fahad al-Bal'ous: Context and Analysis Syria CommentSeptember 5, 2015
Who is to Blame for the Drowning of Alan Kurdi? The Toronto SunSeptember 3, 2015
Overview of Some Pro-Assad Militias Syria CommentSeptember 1, 2015
Defeating ISIS, Rolling Back Iran Middle East QuarterlyFall 2015
Research on the Islamic State, Syria, and Iraq various publicationsAugust 1-August 31, 2015
Turkey: Payback Time? The Gatestone InstituteAugust 30, 2015
Research on the Islamic State, Syria, and Iraq various publicationsJuly 1-July 31, 2015
Critical Analysis of the Islamic State's Health Department JihadologyAugust 27, 2015
Turkey, US Aim to Broaden Campaign Against ISIS Defense NewsAugust 23, 2015
The Heroes Working to Rescue ISIS's Core Victims The New York PostAugust 20, 2015
Turkey's Multiple Wars The Gatestone InstituteAugust 16, 2015
Rival Peace Plans Won't Save Syria The Jerusalem PostAugust 14, 2015
Liwa al-Sayyida Ruqayya: Recruiting the Shi'a of Damascus Syria CommentAugust 12, 2015
America Should Aim to Contain, not Destroy, ISIS The Huffington PostAugust 12, 2015
Turkey's Keystone Commandos The Gatestone InstituteAugust 9, 2015
The New Druze Militia Factions of Suwayda Province Syria CommentAugust 8, 2015
The Evolution in Islamic State Administration: The Documentary Evidence Perspectives on TerrorismAugust 5, 2015
Erdogan's Bait and Switch in Northern Syria The Jerusalem PostJuly 31, 2015
What Turkey Wants in Syria The Gatestone InstituteJuly 31, 2015
Turkey Turns on Its Jihadists Next Door The Gatestone InstituteJuly 28, 2015
How Turkey Fights the Islamic State The Gatestone InstituteJuly 27, 2015
The Coastal Shield Brigade: A New Pro-Assad Militia Syria CommentJuly 23, 2015
Turkey's Syrian Kurdish Problem The Jerusalem PostJuly 4, 2015
How Would You Like Your Syria, Sir? Hürriyet Daily NewsJuly 1, 2015
Turkey's Wrong Bet on Syria The Gatestone InstituteJuly 1, 2015
The Islamic State Caliphate Turns One The Huffington PostJuly 1, 2015
Research on the Islamic State various publicationsJune 1-June 30, 2015
Turkey's Double Game with ISIS Middle East QuarterlySummer 2015
Why Lebanon's Sunnis Support ISIS Middle East QuarterlySummer 2015
Hizballah Deepens Its Involvement in Syria The Jerusalem PostMay 29, 2015
Turkey, US To Give Syrian Rebels Air Support Defense NewsMay 26, 2015
Is Turkey Still Arming Islamic State? The Gatestone InstituteMay 25, 2015
Research on the Islamic State various publicationsApril 1-May 15, 2015
What Syrian Chemical Weapons Reveal about Obama Fox NewsMay 19, 2015
Abbas to Syria's Palestinian Refugees: Go to Israel or 'Die in Syria' The American InterestMay 17, 2015
A Turkish-Saudi Military Offensive in Syria? The Gatestone InstituteMay 10, 2015
Assad Not Finished Yet The Jerusalem PostMay 2, 2015
Islamic State Comes to Damascus The Jerusalem PostApril 18, 2015
Syrian Scud Unveils Turk Vulnerabilities Defense NewsApril 11, 2015
Research on the Islamic State various publicationsMarch 16-31, 2015
Losing Ground in Iraq, ISIS Pushes Farther into Syria PJ MediaApril 9, 2015
ISIS "Jihad Bride" Propaganda Lures Foreign Women BreitbartApril 8, 2015
A New Chapter in the Sunni-Shiite War The Jerusalem PostApril 4, 2015
Research on the Islamic State various publicationsFebruary 16 - March 15, 2015
The Kobani Precedent The Jerusalem ReportMarch 25, 2015
The Return of Iraqi Shi'i Militias to Syria The Middle East InstituteMarch 16, 2015
Heartbreaking Times for Syrian Kurdish Refugees The Jerusalem PostMarch 7, 2015
Four Rival Factions Pick Over Syria's Bones PJ MediaMarch 5, 2015
"Top Secret" Turkey is No Secret The Gatestone InstituteMarch 3, 2015
The U.S. Anti-ISIS Strategy's True Cost The Daily BeastMarch 2, 2015
Davutoğlu's Turkish Tomb Raiders Hürriyet Daily NewsFebruary 27, 2015
An Ottoman Relic—and Turkish Ambitions in Syria—are Re-laid to Rest The Gatestone InstituteFebruary 26, 2015
Iran's Second Front Against Israel PJ MediaFebruary 26, 2015
Syria's Civil War Could Stabilize Its Region The Washington TimesFebruary 26, 2015
Turkish Tales from the Crypt Hürriyet Daily NewsFebruary 25, 2015
Research on the Islamic State various publicationsFebruary 1-15, 2015
Research on the Islamic State various publicationsJanuary 15-31, 2015
The Iran Axis Strikes Back in Golan Region The Jerusalem PostFebruary 14, 2015
ISIS Women's Guide: 'Emasculation of Muslim Men ... Tearing Society Apart' BreitbartFebruary 6, 2015
Mideast Despots among Recipients of U.S. Cultural Preservation Funds The Weekly StandardFebruary 2, 2015
The Greatest Threat in Syria Comes from Iran Israel HayomFebruary 1, 2015
Research on the Islamic State various publicationsJanuary 1-15, 2015
Game Not Over: Israel's Quneitra Attack in Context The Jerusalem PostJanuary 22, 2015
Research on the Islamic State various publicationsDecember 16-31, 2014
Islamic State Fighters are Moving Ever Closer Towards Israel The Jerusalem PostDecember 26, 2014
Research on the Islamic State various publicationsNovember 16 - December 15, 2014
Can Islamic State Survive without Baghdadi? BBCNovember 10, 2014
A Sunni Hezbollah? The Jerusalem PostNovember 9, 2014
The Jihadi Connection between Sinai, Gaza and Islamic State The Jerusalem PostNovember 1, 2014
The Shia-Sunni war Reaches Lebanon The Jerusalem PostOctober 17, 2014
Turkey's Boomerang War in Syria The Gatestone InstituteOctober 16, 2014
Did Someone Say 'Conquest'? Hürriyet Daily NewsOctober 15, 2014
Did ISIS Use Chemical Weapons Against the Kurds in Kobani? Middle East Review of International AffairsOctober 12, 2014
Peace in the Time of Curfews Hürriyet Daily NewsOctober 10, 2014
ISIS: Can the West Win Without a Ground Game? The TowerOctober 2014
Kurds Abandoned by Liberals, NDP The Toronto SunOctober 8, 2014
Western Fear of Angering Turkey Leaves Besieged Kurdish Town at Mercy of Islamic State The Jerusalem PostOctober 7, 2014
Is the "Islamic State" a Good Thing? FrontPage MagazineOctober 2, 2014
The Defense of Kobani The Jerusalem PostSeptember 27, 2014
The Guns of August The Jerusalem ReportSeptember 17, 2014
John Esposito Takes 'Islam' Out of ISIS American ThinkerSeptember 14, 2014
There's No Difference between ISIS and ISIL National Review OnlineSeptember 12, 2014
At the Kurdistan Front The Weekly StandardSeptember 12, 2014
14 Million Refugees Make the Levant Unmanageable PJ MediaSeptember 8, 2014
Despite Setbacks, Islamic State Faces no Danger to its Existence The Jerusalem PostSeptember 4, 2014
Caliph Ibrahim's Brutal Moment The Washington TimesAugust 5, 2014
Under Gaza's Shadow, Islamic State Advances The Jerusalem PostAugust 1, 2014
Fractured States The Jerusalem PostJuly 4, 2014
Sadly, There's Nothing the U.S. Can Do to Save Iraq The National PostJune 27, 2014
Turkey's Support for ISIS Islamist Terrorists The Washington TimesJune 17, 2014
Second Front Opens in the Sunni-Shia War PJ MediaJune 15, 2014
An 'Islamic State' Is Born The Jerusalem PostJune 12, 2014
ISIS Rampages, the Middle East Shakes National Review OnlineJune 12, 2014
Disaster in the Levant: the Syrian Civil War in its Fourth Year FathomJune 2, 2014
A Most Discreet Israeli Intervention in Syria The Jerusalem PostMay 29, 2014
Syria's ISIS Crucifying Opponents, Justifying Horror with Quran Passages PJ MediaMay 27, 2014
Wars Within Wars The Weekly StandardMay 26, 2014
Islamic extremists fighting brutal war against Kurds in Syria The National PostMay 11, 2014
Assad's Boasts The Jerusalem PostApril 10, 2014
War Across the Borders PJ MediaMarch 28, 2014
Western Ignorance of the 'Conditions of Omar' PJ MediaMarch 22, 2014
Israel-Syria border escalation The Jerusalem PostMarch 21, 2014
The Islamic State of Iraq and ash-Sham's dhimmi pact for the Christians of Raqqa province Syria CommentFebruary 26, 2014
Holding back al-Qaeda The Jerusalem PostFebruary 23, 2014
Kidnapped Nuns No Longer Bear the Cross World MagazineFebruary 18, 2014
The Assad Regime and Jihadis: Collaborators and Allies? Syria CommentFebruary 11, 2014
ISIS and al-Qaeda compete for supremacy in global jihad Al-MonitorFebruary 11, 2014
The Dawn of the Islamic State of Iraq and ash-Sham Current Trends in Islamist IdeologyJanuary 27, 2014
The Syrian peace process: An exercise in futility The Jerusalem PostJanuary 24, 2014
Kerry Boasts of 'Pluralistic' Syria Once Assad Gone Raymondibrahim.comJanuary 23, 2014
Bandar bin Sultan's Botched Syrian Intervention Middle East QuarterlyWinter 2014
The Arab Nationalist Guard: A Pro-Assad Militia Brown MosesDecember 31, 2013
The Syrian rebel groups pulling in foreign fighters BBCDecember 24, 2013
Moroccan ex-Guantánamo Detainee Mohammed Mizouz Identified In Syria Syria CommentDecember 22, 2013
The Factions of Abu Kamal Brown MosesDecember 18, 2013
Muhajireen Battalions in Syria JihadologyDecember 13, 2013
The Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham MERIADecember 11, 2013
'Largest Massacre of Christians in Syria' Ignored November 21, 2013
With Help From Tehran and Moscow, and Inaction by the U.S., Assad Is Poised To Stay Tablet MagazineNovember 13, 2013
The Druze Militias of Southern Syria Syria CommentNovember 13, 2013
Kurds defending autonomous 'Rojava' enclave in Syria The Jerusalem PostNovember 8, 2013
Assad's North Korean Connection The Jerusalem PostNovember 1, 2013
Islamic Doctrines Justify Sex Jihad FrontPageMagazine.comOctober 18, 2013
Despite Nobel Prize, Full Removal of Syria's Chemical Weapons Unlikely PJ MediaOctober 16, 2013
Foreign Policy Magazine Covers Up Syrian Sex Jihad FrontPageMagazine.comOctober 7, 2013
The Syrian Uprising and the Scramble for Geneva II BerfroisOctober 4, 2013
Partitioning Syria Foreign Policy Research InstituteOctober 2013
Sex Jihad and Western Disbelief Human EventsSeptember 25, 2013
Let Refugees Remain in Their Own Culture Zones The Washington TimesSeptember 24, 2013
Russian Patriarch to Obama: Syria's Christians Nearing 'Extermination' PJ MediaSeptember 18, 2013
Moroccan Ex-Guantánamo Detainees Fighting in Syria's Civil War JihadologySeptember 18, 2013
Scoring the Syria Deal National Review OnlineSeptember 17, 2013
US plays Monopoly, Russia plays chess Asia TimesSeptember 16, 2013
Francois Hollande Misreads France's Thoughts on Syria PJ MediaSeptember 13, 2013
Forget Syria, Target Iran The Washington TimesSeptember 9, 2013
Pushed on the Bandwagon Foreign PolicySeptember 4, 2013
The Failure of U.S. Policy toward Damascus Middle East QuarterlyFall 2013
Beware Syrians Bearing Gifts Foreign Policy Research InstituteSeptember 2013
The Pros and Cons of Attacking Syria PJ MediaAugust 28, 2013
Bay'ah to Baghdadi: Foreign [Ideological] Support for Sheikh Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and the Islamic State of Iraq and ash-Sham JihadologyAugust 22, 2013
Arms for Peace in Syria? Foreign Policy Research InstituteAugust 16, 2013
Iraq offers little historical precedent in the Syrian crisis The National (UAE)August 13, 2013
Waiting for Captain America National PostJuly 26, 2013
Syria's Graphic Beheading Videos FrontPageMagazine.comJuly 18, 2013
Al-Qaeda Expands into Northern Syria Syria CommentJuly 18, 2013
The Economic Blunders Behind the Arab Revolutions The Wall Street JournalJuly 12, 2013
The 'Sex Jihad' Investigative Project on TerrorismJune 18, 2013
Syria and Egypt can't be fixed Asia TimesJune 17, 2013
When Sunni and Shiite Extremists Make War National Review OnlineJune 5, 2013
Syria is Iran's Stalingrad Foreign Policy Research InstituteJune 2013
Syria's madness and ours Asia TimesMay 20, 2013
Getting rid of Bashar Assad won't end Syria's civil war National PostMay 7, 2013
Support Assad The Washington TimesApril 11, 2013
Jihad in Syria, Part II Syria CommentMarch 25, 2013
Jihad in Syria Syria CommentMarch 20, 2013
Can Assad's Syria Survive Revolution? Middle East QuarterlySpring 2013
Syrian Druze: Toward Defiant Neutrality Foreign Policy Research InstituteMarch 2013
Anti-Islamism in an Islamic Civil War The American SpectatorJanuary 24, 2013
The Folly of Arming Syria's Rebels The National InterestJanuary 14, 2013
Don't blame America for Syrian strife National PostJanuary 14, 2013
Is an Alawite state Assad's Plan B? The IndependentJanuary 7, 2013
Will Syria's Strife Rip Lebanon Apart? Middle East QuarterlyWinter 2013
What Happened in Aqrab, Syria? The Jerusalem PostDecember 27, 2012
Syria's Assyrians, caught in the middle The Daily Star (Beirut)December 7, 2012
Syria: Spillover into Iraq? The Jerusalem PostNovember 18, 2012
UNRWA Keeps Quiet on Syria The National InterestNovember 9, 2012
Kurdish Rivalries in Syria The American SpectatorNovember 8, 2012
Christians in Syria The Henry Jackson SocietyNovember 2012
Civil War in Lebanon? The American SpectatorOctober 30, 2012
Preserving the Syrian Paper Trail The National InterestOctober 17, 2012
Ankara at War National Review OnlineOctober 16, 2012
Analyzing Aleppo The American SpectatorOctober 8, 2012
Intervention Won't Save Syria The National InterestSeptember 27, 2012
The Syrian Civil War National Review OnlineSeptember 17, 2012
Wait Out the War in Syria The Washington TimesAugust 21, 2012
Syria's Kurds stand alone after rejecting rebels and regime The National (Abu Dhabi)July 23, 2012
Understanding the Situation in Syria The American SpectatorJuly 19, 2012
Assad's Houla Propaganda - Part II Al-AyyamJune 25, 2012
Stay out of the Syrian Morass The Washington TimesJune 13, 2012
Assad's Houla Propaganda National Review OnlineJune 12, 2012
Nizar Nayouf, al-Haqiqa, and Syrian Christians The American SpectatorApril 23, 2012
Syrian disinformation about Christian persecution Ha'aretzApril 6, 2012
Bashar's Iron Fist Goes Airborne and Thermobaric The American SpectatorApril 2, 2012
The Fate of Syria Stonegate InstituteMarch 8, 2012
Turkish-Syrian Relations Go Downhill Middle East QuarterlySpring 2012
The Muslim Brotherhood Reborn Middle East QuarterlySpring 2012
Syria's Struggling Civil Society Middle East QuarterlySpring 2012
Bashar's 'Iron Fist' The American SpectatorFebruary 21, 2012
Demography Is Destiny in Syria The American SpectatorFebruary 6, 2012
Syria, Turkey and the Kurds Israel National NewsNovember 18, 2011
No, Syria won't plunge Iraq into war The Daily Star (Beirut)October 7, 2011
Kurdish-Christian rivalries The Kurdistan TribuneSeptember 25, 2011
A Sectarian Issue The American SpectatorSeptember 7, 2011
Assad Knows What He's Doing The National InterestAugust 23, 2011
The Hard Man of Damascus Foreign PolicyJuly 6, 2011
The View from Syria and Lebanon Middle East QuarterlySummer 2011
Fin de Régime in Syria? National Review OnlineMay 24, 2011
Assad protected by cult of incompetence The Washington TimesApril 27, 2011
Assad's Survival Strategy Foreign PolicyApril 6, 2011
Damascus on Trial Middle East QuarterlySpring 2011
Dreaming of Damascus The National InterestFebruary 8, 2011
Dissident Watch: Anwar al-Bunni Middle East QuarterlyFall 2010
Sponsored Corruption and Neglected Reform in Syria Middle East QuarterlySummer 2010
Syria's Financial Support for Jihad Middle East QuarterlyWinter 2010
Syria's Path to Islamist Terror Middle East QuarterlyWinter 2010
The Enduring Iran-Syria-Hezbollah Axis AEI Middle Eastern OutlookDecember 2009
Has Damascus Stopped Supporting Terrorists? Middle East QuarterlySummer 2009
Dissident Watch: Tariq Biasi Middle East QuarterlyWinter 2009
Syria Can't Be Flipped Forbes.comNovember 12, 2008
An Israeli Watershed: Strike on Syria Middle East QuarterlySummer 2008
Where Is Bashar al-Assad Heading? Middle East QuarterlyWinter 2008
Dissident Watch: Kamal al-Labwani Middle East QuarterlyFall 2007
Has Hezbollah's Rise Come at Syria's Expense? Middle East QuarterlyFall 2007
Specter, colleagues travel abroad, but bid for dialogue yields little Philadelphia InquirerDecember 28, 2006
Bashar al-Assad's Gamble Middle East QuarterlyFall 2006
Hold Damascus Responsible [for Hezbollah Violence in Southern Lebanon] New York SunAugust 1, 2006
Syria after Lebanon: Hooked on Lebanon Middle East QuarterlyFall 2005
Syria after Lebanon: The Growing Syrian Missile Threat Middle East QuarterlyFall 2005
Bashar al-Assad's Lebanon Gamble Middle East QuarterlySummer 2005
Dissident Watch: Aktham Naisse Middle East QuarterlySpring 2005
Lebanon's Liberation Approaches New York SunFebruary 22, 2005
Syrian Reform: What Lies Beneath Middle East QuarterlyWinter 2005
[Dennis Ross on] Strange Twists in Syrian-Israeli Diplomacy FrontPageMagazine.comAugust 6, 2004
The Secret Pictures of Senior Airman Ahmad al Halabi FrontPageMagazine.comMarch 29, 2004
When Rogues Defy Reason: Bashar's Syria Middle East QuarterlyFall 2003
Syria and the United States: Bad Habits Die Hard Middle East QuarterlySummer 2003
Signal to Syria: Straighten Up New York PostMay 13, 2003
Does Bashar al-Assad Rule Syria? Middle East QuarterlyWinter 2003
Poisoned Missiles: Syria's Doomsday Deterrent Middle East QuarterlyFall 2002
Guile, Gas and Germs: Syria's Ultimate Weapons Middle East QuarterlySummer 2002
Iraq and Syria: The Dilemma of Dynasty Middle East QuarterlySpring 2002
Will the Assad dynasty last? Jerusalem PostJune 6, 2001
Is Syria Losing Control of Lebanon? Middle East QuarterlySpring 2001
Syria and Iraq – Repression Middle East QuarterlyWinter 2001
Syria: Back to the Future? Middle East QuarterlyDecember 2000
"All Syrian Forces Must Leave Lebanon" Middle East QuarterlySeptember 2000
Will Bashshar al-Asad Rule? Middle East QuarterlySeptember 2000
"We Don't Need Syria in Lebanon" Middle East QuarterlySeptember 2000
Getting Syria wrong Jerusalem PostJune 21, 2000
Syria's 'Lion' Was Really a 'Monster' Wall Street JournalJune 12, 2000
Syria after the iron fist National PostJune 12, 2000
[Assad's Death Offers] A Chance for Peace Washington PostJune 11, 2000
"We Are Not a Syrian Province" Middle East QuarterlyJune 2000
A lesson courtesy of the Turks Jerusalem PostApril 12, 2000
True Syrian intentions Jerusalem PostMarch 17, 2000
Is a Syria-Israel Treaty Good for the United States? Middle East Forum WireJanuary 28, 2000
Tax dollars to Syria? Washington TimesJanuary 26, 2000
A Copernican View [of Syria] Jerusalem PostJanuary 25, 2000
No time to cajole [Syria] Jerusalem PostDecember 21, 1999
The Word of Hafez al-Assad CommentaryOctober 1999
Kisses across the Golan Heights Middle East QuarterlySeptember 1999
The Collapsing Syrian Economy Middle East QuarterlySeptember 1999
Assad Isn't Interested Jerusalem PostAugust 29, 1999
The Road to Damascus New RepublicJuly 5, 1999
A Solution to Syrian Terrorism Middle East QuarterlyJune 1999
Hafiz al-Asad Discovers Islam Middle East QuarterlyMarch 1999
Asad's Art of the Double Game Modern Syria: From Ottoman Rule to Pivotal Role in the Middle East1999
The Real "New Middle East" CommentaryNovember 1998
Why Syria and Turkey Gird for War Wall Street Journal EuropeOctober 9, 1998
Lebanon, a Wholly Owned Subsidiary Middle East QuarterlyMarch 1998
Is There Still a Lebanon? Middle East QuarterlyDecember 1997
Syria's Troubled Economic Future Middle East QuarterlyJune 1997
On the Road: In Asad's Damascus Middle East QuarterlyDecember 1996
Syria's Battle on All Fronts New York TimesApril 23, 1996
The Inner Logic of Israel's Negotiations: Flatter Asad Middle East QuarterlyMarch 1996
Beyond the Golan: Prospects for Syrian-Turkish Confrontation Turkish TimesFebruary 15, 1996
Just Kidding: Syria's Peace Bluff New RepublicJanuary 8 & 15, 1996
The Succession Struggle in Damascus Middle East QuarterlySeptember 1995
Opinion Poll: American Troops on the Golan Heights? Middle East QuarterlyMarch 1995
"Hafiz al-Asad Should Be Careful" Turkish TimesDecember 15, 1994
Understanding Asad Middle East QuarterlyDecember 1994
Syria's people may not want peace Jewish ExponentNovember 25, 1994
U.S. Troops in the Golan Heights? Washington TimesNovember 15, 1994
Clinton in Syria Boston GlobeOctober 30, 1994
Convert Assad on the Road to Damascus Wall Street JournalOctober 27, 1994
The Mind of Hafez Assad Washington PostOctober 9, 1994
Assad: As good as his word Jerusalem PostSeptember 3, 1994
Asad Inches toward Peace Middle East QuarterlySeptember 1994
The broken promises of Syria's Hafez Assad The Washington TimesApril 29, 1994
Trust Asad? Not Yet New York TimesJanuary 18, 1994
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Russian Military Claims It Killed Senior ISIS Strategist The Washington PostAugust 31, 2016
Al-Nusra's Rebranding May Increase Its Powers within Jihadi Networks in Syria Radio SputnikJuly 30, 2016
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Leaked Islamic State Documents: What If They Are Fake? The Washington PostDecember 30, 2015
Interview with Aymenn Jawad al-Tamimi Musings on IraqMay 4, 2015
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Syria's Terrorist War on Lebanon and the Peace Process
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Syria and the Palestinians: The Clash of Nationalisms
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Asad's Legacy: Syria in Transition
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Ambiguities of Domination: Politics, Rhetoric, and Symbols in Contemporary Syria
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The Israeli-Syrian Dialogue: A One-Way Ticket to Peace?
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Syria's Peasantry, the Descendants of Its Lesser Rural Notables, and Their Politics
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Historical Dictionary of Syria
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