Monthly Archives: March 2016

War on the Rocks: “Are CIA-Backed Syrian Rebels Really Fighting Pentagon-Backed Syrian Rebels?”

New from me on War on the Rocks: Everyone, take a breath. CIA-backed Syrian rebels are not fighting Pentagon-backed Syrian rebels. http://warontherocks.com/2016/03/are-cia-backed-syrian-rebels-really-fighting-pentagon-backed-syrian-rebels/

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VICE News: “The Syrian Ceasefire Is Held Together by an Unlikely Group of Frenemies — and WhatsApp”

New from me on VICE News: It’s been clear for a minute that Syria’s ceasefire has brought violence way down nationwide. But I spoke to diplomats involved and Syrians on the ground, and it turns out that in addition to … Continue reading

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VICE News: “How Five Years of War Has Fractured Syria Into at Least Four States”

New from me and Avi Asher-Schapiro at VICE News: After five years of war, Syria is split into parts that are irreconcilable – and inseparable. https://news.vice.com/article/hold-for-tues-9am-gmt-how-five-years-of-war-has-fractured-syria-into-at-least-four-states

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World Politics Review: “PKK Links, Nusra Parallels Make Syrian Kurds a Troubling U.S. Partner”

New from me on World Politics Review: At least on this, Erdogan is right: The U.S. government’s absurd, untenable denials of YPG-PKK links are – surprise – absurd and untenable. http://www.worldpoliticsreview.com/articles/18201/pkk-links-nusra-parallels-make-syrian-kurds-a-troubling-u-s-partner

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