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No Room for Maneuver

Khalid Azizi is a composed and soft-spoken man; he does not exhibit the fiery rhetoric that would be expected of …

Back in the Game

Iraq’s eagerly anticipated provincial elections will take place this Saturday, April 20. While the elections for parliament and the post …

A Syrian Spring?

Walid Saffour is sitting in a light, minimalist office overlooking Hyde Park. A representative of the Syrian National Coalition of …

Back to Dialogue

Launched in 2004 by the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS), the Manama Dialogue has quickly become a very important …

Intervention Advocate

Twenty months into the uprising in Syria, with the death toll reportedly exceeding 37,000 and news reports showing that violence …

Starr on Syria

Journalist Stephen Starr lived and worked in Damascus between 2007 and 2012. Currently the editor of Near East Quarterly, he …