Author Archives: Sam Heller

The Century Foundation: “Turkey’s ‘Turkey First’ Syria Policy”

New paper from me for The Century Foundation, on the evolution of Turkey’s agenda in north Syria and its implications for the Syrian opposition: “Turkey’s ‘Turkey First’ Syria Policy” More than ever before, the Syrian opposition depends on Turkey’s support – … Continue reading

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War on the Rocks: “Syria: A Journey Into the Unknown”

New from colleague Michael Wahid Hanna and I for War on the Rocks about the balancing act of U.S. intervention in Syria: “Syria: A Journey Into the Unknown” Last week’s U.S. missile strike, as it was executed and messaged, seems to have … Continue reading

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Foreign Affairs: “Syria Policy After the Chemical Attacks”

New from me for Foreign Affairs: So America might intervene in Syria now? “Syria Policy After the Chemical Attacks” I have mixed feelings about U.S. military action in Syria. But if it’s about to happen, then any U.S. action should … Continue reading

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The Century Foundation: “Four Perspectives on Syria, Round II”

New at The Century Foundation: TCF colleagues Aron Lund, Thanassis Cambanis, Michael Wahid Hanna and I return for another wide-ranging Syria roundtable. Four Perspectives on Syria, Round II

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The Century Foundation: “Syria’s Former al-Qaeda Affiliate Is Leading Rebels on a Suicide Mission”

New from me for The Century Foundation: Syria’s former al-Qaeda affiliate and a set of hardline allies have taken over the country’s rebel-held northwest, the last bastion of determined opposition to the regime of Bashar al-Assad. They’re apparently convinced they … Continue reading

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الجمهورية: “دفاعاً عن العمل الصحفي في سوريا الأسد”

ترجمة لمقاتلي بموقع “الجمهورية” عن ضرورة نقل الواقع من مناطق النظام السوري رغم القيود على عمل الصحفيين والمحللين: “دفاعاً عن العمل الصحفي في سوريا الأسد”

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Al-Jumhuriya: “The Case for Reporting from Assad’s Syria”

In a new piece for al-Jumhuriya, I argue – contra some opponents of “normalization” – that we need more journalists and analysts reporting from inside Assad’s Syria. The reality inside Damascus and other areas under regime control is an increasingly … Continue reading

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