World Politics Review: “Separating Nusra Front From Syria’s Rebels Is Easier Said Than Done”

New from me on World Politics Review:

Syria’s ceasefire has made clear the growing rift between the country’s mainstream opposition and Jabhat al-Nusrah, al-Qaeda’s Syrian affiliate. But at the same time, it’s also highlighted how Nusrah it tangled up in and dependent on the opposition. It turns out that Nusrah is a symbiote – it can only succeed when it is attached to a Syrian opposition at war.

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