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War on the Rocks: “What an Unfolding Humanitarian Disaster in a U.S.-Protected Enclave Tells Us About American Strategy in Syria”

New from me today on War on the Rocks: “What an Unfolding Humanitarian Disaster in a U.S.-Protected Enclave Tells Us About American Strategy in Syria” The American base in Tanaf, in Syria’s southeastern desert, has taken on outsized political import. … Continue reading

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World Politics Review: “What Will a Post-ISIS Political Order in Syria Actually Look Like?”

New from me for World Politics Review: “What Will a Post-ISIS Political Order in Syria Actually Look Like?” The United States and its Coalition allies never had a real political vision for a post-ISIS Syria. Now the country’s post-ISIS political … Continue reading

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The Century Foundation: “Saving America’s Syrian Ceasefire”

My latest for The Century Foundation: “Saving America’s Syrian Ceasefire” I went to Jordan in September to get a sense of one of America’s last major policy efforts in Syria: the “de-escalation” agreement covering Syria’s southwest. The de-escalation is the … Continue reading

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Tahrir al-Sham official on Turkey’s intervention to implement Astana: “That’s not the reality.”

Below is a translation of a 13 October Telegram post by Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (previously Jabhat al-Nusrah) media official Muhammad Nazzal (“Abu Khattab al-Maqdisi”). This post represents the purest distillation I’ve seen of how Hayat Tahrir al-Sham seems to be … Continue reading

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Foreign Affairs: “Don’t Fund Syria’s Reconstruction”

New from me from for Foreign Affairs: “Don’t Fund Syria’s Reconstruction” As the regime of Bashar al-Assad draws closer to a victory on the battlefield, domestic Syrian and international attention has turned to the next fight – the terms of … Continue reading

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المدن: “مسألة البادية وانهاء الجيش الحر”

مقالتي الأولى لصحيفة “المدن”، حول معارك البادية والموقف الأمريكي: “مسألة البادية وانهاء الجيش الحر”  

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حلب اليوم، “سورية في أسبوع”: “هل تغيرت أولويات الغرب في سورية؟ أم كانت مواقفه السابقة مجرد متاجرة سياسية؟”

مشاركتي في برنامج “سورية في أسبوع” على قناة “حلب اليوم” حول أولويات الغرب في سوريا وآفاق القضية السورية:

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