Monthly Archives: December 2017

Perspectives on Terrorism: “The Strategic Logic of Hayat Tahrir al-Sham”

New paper from me, for a special al-Qaeda-focused issue of Perspectives on Terrorism: “The Strategic Logic of Hayat Tahrir al-Sham” For this issue, I wrote on the strategic thinking behind the 2017 establishment of Hayat Tahrir al-Sham, the latest iteration … Continue reading

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The Century Foundation: “Syrian Humanitarian ‘Lifeline’ Goes to Vote”

Today at The Century Foundation, I have a new report on the stakes of Tuesday’s expected vote to renew UN Security Council Resolution 2165 – the international legal mandate for Syria’s cross-border humanitarian response. “Syrian Humanitarian ‘Lifeline’ Goes to Vote” … Continue reading

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The Century Foundation: “Geneva Talks Will Not Salvage U.S. Syria Policy”

At The Century Foundation, I’ve written about America’s reinvestment in Geneva peace talks and how – as I understand it – Russia is simultaneously managing Geneva and its own set of parallel processes. “Geneva Talks Will Not Salvage U.S. Syria … Continue reading

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The Century Foundation: “Turkey Through the Syrian Looking Glass”

For The Century Foundation (originally published November 28): “Turkey Through the Syrian Looking Glass” More than a month after Turkey’s intervention to enforce a “de-escalation” in Syria’s Idlib province, there’s still little clarity on exactly what Turkey is doing in … Continue reading

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