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Nov 18, 2021

State of the Order: Assessing October 2021

Blog Post

The State of the Order breaks down the month's most important events impacting the democratic world order.

Belarus China

In the News by Atlantic Council

Oct 21, 2021

Qaddour quoted in The New Arab on the prospect of US normalization with the Syrian regime

In the News by Atlantic Council

Human Rights International Norms

MENASource by Laith Alajlouni

Oct 19, 2021

Jordan is pushing for rapprochement with Syria. But is it to reinforce artificial stability in the region?

MENASource by Laith Alajlouni

The normalization of ties with Syria is assumed to be a part of a broader regional stabilization plan that Jordan's King Abdullah advocated for during his recent visit to Washington in July.

Middle East Politics & Diplomacy

In the News by Atlantic Council

Oct 15, 2021

Sales quoted in Washington Post on the repatriation of ISIS fighters

In the News by Atlantic Council

Conflict Defense Policy

MENASource by Ibrahim Hamidi

Oct 15, 2021

Are Putin and Erdogan doing territorial swaps in Syria again?

MENASource by Ibrahim Hamidi

Talks of another territorial swap are back on the table now, amidst a common Turkish-Russian belief that the US is preparing to disengage from the Middle East, as they did with Afghanistan.

Middle East Politics & Diplomacy

MENASource by Matthew Zais

Oct 6, 2021

Why Israeli gas and Syrian sanctions relief may turn on Lebanon’s lights

MENASource by Matthew Zais

Before the United States and World Bank throw a lifeline to either Bashar al-Assad or Lebanon, they should demand concessions that reduce Iranian and Russian influence in the region.

Lebanon Middle East

MENASource by Suhail al-Ghazi

Oct 1, 2021

The northern countryside of Homs in Syria is facing a similar fate as Daraa

MENASource by Suhail al-Ghazi

Recently, a series of attacks against regime forces and threats by regime commanders are exposing the region to a similar fate as Daraa governorate.

Middle East Politics & Diplomacy

TURKEYSource by Atlantic Council IN TURKEY

Sep 30, 2021

Experts react: The key takeaways from the Erdoğan-Putin meeting

TURKEYSource by Atlantic Council IN TURKEY

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Russian President Vladimir Putin met in-person in Sochi, Russia for the first time since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. Atlantic Council experts give their take on the outcome.

Conflict Defense Industry

MENASource by Michel Duclos

Sep 17, 2021

Syria after the fall of Kabul: A European perspective

MENASource by Michel Duclos

There is at least one common factor between Syria and Afghanistan: just as the Taliban has not changed once it took back power, the Bashar al-Assad regime will not change once its power is affirmed.

Middle East Politics & Diplomacy

MENASource by Alexander Langlois

Sep 15, 2021

Renewed hostilities in Daraa offer lessons and opportunities in Syria. But will Washington pay attention?

MENASource by Alexander Langlois

Prolonged unrest in the south highlights rifts within the pro-Bashar al-Assad camp, notably between Iran and Damascus on one side and Russia on the other, potentially presenting a unique opportunity for diplomacy.

Middle East Politics & Diplomacy