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MENASource

Jun 4, 2024

Economic recovery in opposition-held Syria is challenging but still possible

By Sinan Hatahet

The United States and its allies can foster an early recovery in opposition-held areas without undermining the UN-led political resolution efforts.

Conflict Middle East

New Atlanticist

May 23, 2024

Is the Assad regime finally facing some justice? What to know about the trial of Syrian officials in Paris.

By Atlantic Council

A landmark trial has begun in Paris of three former Syrian intelligence officials charged with torture, murder, and other crimes. 

Conflict France

MENASource

May 10, 2024

The United States should look to Turkey as a regional balancing actor against Iran

By Doga Unlu

US President Joe Biden has a diplomatic opportunity to strengthen an old partnership and position Turkey as a regional bulwark to encourage a more balanced Iran.

Conflict Europe & Eurasia

MENASource

May 9, 2024

Syria holds the key to improved US-Turkey ties

By Ömer Özkizilcik

It is crucial that the United States and Turkey overcome their differences because the governments need to strengthen their alliance—especially as it concerns Syria. 

Conflict Europe & Eurasia

In the News

May 2, 2024

Idlbi quoted in Raseef22 on Israel-Iran escalation

By Atlantic Council

Arabic Conflict

In the News

May 2, 2024

Idlbi joins Syria TV to discuss Biden’s obstruction of Assad Regime Anti-Normalization Act

By Atlantic Council

Arabic Economic Sanctions

In the News

May 2, 2024

Idlbi quoted in Arabi 21 on Biden’s obstruction of Assad Regime Anti-Normalization Act

By Atlantic Council

Arabic Economic Sanctions

In the News

May 2, 2024

Idlbi interviewed in Al Jumhuriyah to discuss the Syria Strategy Project

By Atlantic Council

Arabic Middle East

MENASource

Apr 25, 2024

The Syrian parliamentary elections are coming up. Should anyone care?

By Vladimir Pran and Maroun Sfeir

The polls will be held again against a backdrop of massive displacement, unresolved conflict, partial occupation, and an intransigent regime.

Conflict Elections

In the News

Apr 19, 2024

Idlbi quoted in Arabi 21 on new US captagon law

By Atlantic Council

Corruption Middle East

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