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Astana and Iran’s Agenda

•Iran, Russia and Turkey to establish a trilateral mechanism to enforce cease-fire. •The agreement maintains Iran’s role in Syria as …

A Closing Window

President Obama’s negotiations with Russia over securing the disarmament of Syria’s chemical weapons have created a small window of opportunity …

Syria’s Television Prism

In recent weeks, the Syrian Electronic Army has launched a number of high-profile attacks against institutions in the heart of …

War of Words

A US-led military intervention in Syria would be inextricably founded in the alleged use of chemical weapons by Syrian government …

A Turkish Helping Hand

There’s been much focus on religious-motivated violence by Al Qaeda-linked groups, Jabhat al-Nusra and others in Syria, and rightly so. …

Courting Trouble

Since the government forces were forced from much of north and eastern Syria, Islamic courts have emerged to take up …

Glorified Middlemen

The Syrian National Coalition (SNC) is a peculiar creature. It can be classed neither as a revolutionary organization—it is no …