Seizing the Diplomatic Initiative in Syria

Introduction and summary Now in its eighth year, Syria’s civil war has drawn in more than a dozen external actors, spawned terrorist threats, undercut regional stability, and fostered blatant disrespect for human rights and the basic rules of war. The Syrian people have borne the…

Welcome to Syria 2.0

The idea that Syria’s civil war is winding down has been repeated so often in recent months as to become a cliche. It has never been entirely true. U.S. officials recently confirmed Washington’s intention to indefinitely retain effective ownership of around 28 percent of Syrian territory,…