SyriaSource follows the dynamics in Syria through in-depth analysis of the impact of the conflict on Syria, its neighbors and the international community. By amplifying a diverse range of Syrian and regional voices—to reach both English—and Arabic-speaking audiences, SyriaSource transforms their words from strong but distant ideas to resounding perspectives not often heard among Washington and international policymakers.
Editor: Reema Hibrawi
Fri, Dec 6, 2019
The structure and characteristics of the pre-conflict Syrian security sector contributed heavily to the outbreak of the Syrian civil war; for decades, it stood for corruption, discrimination, violent repression, and large-scale human rights abuses. When the Arab Spring began to unfold in Egypt and Tunisia in early 2011, a group of Syrian school boys got […]
Mon, Nov 18, 2019
Proxy warfare is a 21st century military playbook utilized by great powers, like Russia, and the United States with some using it better than others.
Fri, Nov 8, 2019
Optimistic predictions about the end of the Islamic State (ISIS) surged in the wake of US President Donald Trump’s October 27 press conference announcing the death of the ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, but prove misguided in the long term. The threat posed by ISIS remains high, particularly outside the para-state’s previously held territories in […]
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