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Syrian Conflict
11 | April | 2018

Since the cease-fire reached by Jordan, the USA and Russia, took effect on the 9th of July, tensions have de-escalated, with the Islamic State sustaining a number of heavy defeats. In various parts of Syria, negotiations for rebuilding are already under way, while talk increases of the nearing endgame and the maintenance of Assad in power.

 



Resources | Opinions & Analysis | Editorials | News
 

See also: Syrian War

 

Resources
Background Briefing on the Joint Statement by the President of the United States and the President of the Russian Federation on Syria [11/11/2017]
U.S. State Department

Statement by the High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini on ceasefire in Syria [09/07/2017]
European Union External Action

Unanimously Adopting Resolution 2361 (2017), Security Council Renews Mandate of United Nations Disengagement Observer Force for Additional Six Months [29/06/2017]
UN Security Council 


Opinions & Analysis
Analysis: A premature declaration of victory in Syria? [06/04/2018]
Thomas Joscelyn, Long War Journal

Can Russia, Iran and Turkey agree on a roadmap for Syria? [05/04/2018]
Leonid Issaev, Al Jazeera

In or Out? Mixed Signals from Trump Administration on Syria [04/04/2018]
Cipher Brief

Iran's Syria policy: the view from the street [04/04/2018]
Alex Vatanka, Middle East Institute

Should the Obama administration have made different decisions about Syria? This is what a controversial study found. [02/04/2018]
Mona Yacoubian, Washington Post

Trump's about-face in Syria [30/03/2018]
Paul Salem and Charles Lister, Middle East Institute

Assad’s Divide and Conquer Strategy Is Working [28/03/2018]
Aron Lund, Foreign Policy

Seven Years into the Syrian War, Is There a Way Out? [28/03/2018]
Katy Collin, Lawfare

Britain’s latest Brexit strategy: any deal will do [22/03/2018]
Philip Stephens, Financial Times

Stop Falling for Assad’s Bogus Ceasefires [03/2018]
Mohammed Alaa Ghanem, Chatham House

7 Things to Know About the Past 7 Years of War in Syria [15/03/2018]
Rachel Ansley, Atlantic Council

A U.S. Containment Strategy for Syria [15/03/2018]
Aaron Stein, Foreign Affairs

No One Is Winning the Syrian Civil War [15/03/2018]
Krishnadev Calamur, The Atlantic

Charities and terrorism: Lessons from the Syrian crisis [14/03/2018]
Rodger Shanahan, Lowy Institute

Is the Syrian Regime 'Winning' the War? [13/03/2018]
Lina Khatib, Asharq Al Awsat

Russia’s Greatest Problem in Syria: Its Ally, President Assad [09/03/2018]
Neil MacFarquhar, New York Times

What are they after? [08/03/2018]
William Davies, London Review of Books

Does the EU have a Syria strategy? [08/03/2018]
Willem Oosterveld, EU Observer

Stakes rise in Syria as Turkey clashes with pro-Assad militias [06/03/2018]
Metin Gurcan, Al Monitor

Wanted: A Strategy For Stabilizing Syria [06/03/2018]
Michael O'Hanlon, Brookings Institution

What Putin Wants in Syria [28/02/2018]
Nina L. Khrushcheva, Project Syndicate

When is a Ceasefire Not a Ceasefire? In Syria, When Most of the Killing is Allowed [28/02/2018]
Alex J. Bellamy, Global Observatory

An Eventful Week in the Syrian War [26/02/2018]
George Friedman and Xander Snyder, Mauldin Economics

Waiting for Putin and Assad to run out of people to kill. Is that our plan? [25/02/2018]
Ian Bond, The Guardian

Why Iran Doesn’t Want Escalation in Syria [22/02/2018]
Hamidreza Azizi, Al-Monitor

Regime Gains in Damascus: May 1, 2016 - February 22, 2018 [22/02/2018]
Christopher Kozak, Institute for the Study of War

Syria is devastated. Where are the women? [22/02/2018]
Jamille Bigio and Rachel Vogelstein, CNN

In Syria, Alliances Shift Again [21/02/2018]
Xander Snyder, Geopolitical Futures

What Does the US Want in Syria? [19/02/2018]
Christopher R. Hill, Project Syndicate

Syria’s Erupting Fault Lines [18/02/2018]
Mona Yacoubian, Defense One

Ending America’s Disastrous Role in Syria [16/02/2018]
Jeffrey D. Sachs, Project Syndicate

The Ultimate Rent-a-War Being Fought in Syria [16/02/2018]
Thomas Friedman, Straits Times

What Syria Reveals About the Future of War [16/02/2018]
Steven Metz, World Politics Review

Syria's War Has Never Been More International [15/02/2018]
Uri Friedman, The Atlantic

What Are Real Reasons Behind Russian Troop Drawdown in Syria? [14/02/2018]
Maxim A. Suchkov, Al-Monitor

Israel’s Engagement in Syria: Causes and Significance [14/02/2018]
Carmit Valensi, Zvi Magen and Sima Shine, INSS

Syria: New rules of the game? [13/02/2018]
Julien Barnes-Dacey, ECFR

Russian Casualties and Moscow’s Intent [13/02/2018]
Frederic C. Hof, The New Atlanticist

Syria: You Own It, You Fix It, So Just Rent It [13/02/2018]
Thomas L. Friedman, New York Times

Averting Disaster in Syria’s Idlib Province [09/02/2018]
International Crisis Group

Hypocritic Oath [09/02/2018]
Annie Sparrow, Foreign Policy

Why Is the Syrian War Still Raging? [08/02/2018]
Ben Hubbard and Jugal K. Patel, New York Times

Russia's failure at Sochi means more war for Syria in 2018 [07/02/2018]
Neil Hauer, Middle East Eye

Hearing on Syria: Which Way Forward? [06/02/2018]
Mara Karlin, House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on the Middle East and North Africa

Vladimir Putin’s ‘Mission Accomplished’ Moment [06/02/2018]
Neil Hauer, Foreign Policy

The Syrian Congress in Sochi: Too Much Too Soon [02/02/2018]
Yuri Barmin, RIAC

Putin Wants Syria Talks to Last Forever [02/02/2018]
Leonid Bershidsky, Moscow Times

What the Turkish Invasion Means for Syria [02/02/2018]
Christian Esch, Maximilian Popp, Christoph Reuter and Christoph Scheuermann, Der Spiegel

In Push to End Syrian War, where are the Women? [01/02/2018]
Jamille Bigio and Rachel Vogelstein, CFR

Trump Has Big Plans for Syria. But He Has No Real Strategy. [30/01/2018]
Charles Lister and William F. Wechsler, Politico

What is the US endgame in Syria? [26/01/2018]
Samer Abboud, Middle East Eye

Back to What Future? What Remains for Syria’s Displaced People [18/01/2018]
Kheder Khaddour, Carnegie Middle East Center

How Syria’s Civil War Ends [04/12/2017]
David L. Phillips, Huffington Post

Possible shift of US position on Syria, Iraq still possible [02/12/2017]
Walid M. Sadi, Jordan Times

Strike on Iranian base in Syria: Dealing with problem while it's still small [02/12/2017]
Ron Ben-Yishai, Ynet News

Amid Russian and Syrian Regime Triumphalism, Is the War in Syria Effectively Over? [30/11/2017]
Michael Young, Carnegie Middle East Center

Private military companies: Moscow’s other army in Syria [29/11/2017]
Metin Gurcan, Al Monitor

Iran and Russia, Growing Apart: Rising Dissent Over the IRGC's Militias [29/11/2017]
Alex Vatanka, Foreign Affairs

Is Russia afraid of losing Syria? [29/11/2017]
Leonid Issaev, Al Jazeera

Putin’s Syria Diplomacy Seeks to Minimize Risks for Russia [28/11/2017]
Mark N. Katz, Arab Gulf States Institute in Washington

IDF prepares for 'new' Syria [22/11/2017]
Ben Caspit, Al Monitor

Israel’s Red Lines on Iran’s Foothold in Syria [22/11/2017]
Udi Dekel, Zvi Magen, INSS

Trump Cedes Syrian Postwar Planning to Putin [21/11/2017]
Michael Crowley, Politico

Turkey, Iran, Russia: Trilateral distrust in Syria [20/11/2017]
Ali Bakeer, Al Monitor

Reconstructing Aleppo: The hidden power of investors [20/11/2017]
Mamoun Fansa, Qantara

Putin-Trump statement on Syria contradicts Erdogan’s calculations [15/11/2017]
Fehim Tastekin, Al Monitor

A Lesson From Syria About Conspiracy Theories [15/11/2017]
George Monbiot, Guardian

Russia in Syria: A course strewn with obstacles [07/11/2017]
Stephen Blank, The Interpreter

No easy way out of reconstructing Raqqa [06/11/2017]
Brian Reeves and Tamara Cofman Wittes, Brookings Institution

How Assad 'won the war' [03/11/2017]
Malak Chabkoun, Al Jazeera

Syria Is Sliding Towards Partition [02/11/2017]
Alexander Bick, War on the Rocks

Keeping Out of Syria: The Least Bad Option [11/2017]
Robert S. Ford, Foreign Affairs

Two Years of Russian Military Operations in Syria: Results and Prospects [30/10/2017]
Anna Maria Dyner, PISM

Syria's Extremist Opposition: How Western Media Have Whitewashed the Rebels' Record [30/10/2017]
Max Abrahms, Foreign Affairs

Syrian Kurds focused on federalism [27/10/2017]
Mohammad Bassiki, Al Monitor

Syria’s Last Battles [26/10/2017]
Yezid Sayigh, Carnegie Middle East Center

La amenaza química del Daesh tras la pérdida del califato [26/10/2017]
René Pita y Juan Domingo, Elcano

Moscow eyes working with tribes as its next move in Syria [25/10/2017]
Anton Mardasov, Al Monitor

Russia Vetoes Extension of U.N. Inquiry into Syrian Chemical Weapons Attack [24/10/2017]
Rhys Dubin, Foreign Policy

After Raqqa, Islamic State in Syria will adapt and reemerge in new forms [23/10/2017]
Samer Abboud, Middle East Eye

Who will pay for the reconstruction of Raqqa? [23/10/2017]
James Denselow, Al Jazeera

Why does Israel keep attacking Syria? [23/10/2017]
Zena Tahhan, Al Jazeera

The Tragic Legacy of Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently [21/10/2017]
David Remnick, The New Yorker

Following Islamic State ouster, tribes key to stability in eastern Syria [20/10/2017]
Mona Alami, Al Monitor

What are Turkey’s Ultimate Aims in Syria? [19/10/2017]
Michael Young, Carnegie Middle East Center

Why Jordan is Deporting Syrian Refugees [19/10/2017]
Alice Su, The Atlantic

Chute de Rakka : « Un “califat” s’effondre, un nouveau Moyen-Orient émerge » [19/10/2017]
Alain Frachon, Le Monde

Course de vitesse militaire en Syrie [18/10/2017]
Bachir El-Khoury, ORIENT XXI

The Islamic State Is Not Beaten and Will Return [17/10/2017]
Shiraz Maher, New Statesman

Russia Renews Targeting Civilians: August 14 – October 7, 2017 [16/10/2017]
Matti Suomenaro et al., ISW

Interpreting the Fall of Islamic State Governance [16/10/2017]
Aaron Zelin, Washington Institute

Israel-Iran conflict in Syria reaching point of no return [08/10/2017]
Alex Fishman, Ynet News

Le Sud-ouest syrien champ clos des rivalités régionales et internationales [05/10/2017]
Joe Macaron, ORIENT XXI

The price of peace? How Damascus strikes deals with beaten rebels [05/10/2017]
Jonathan Steele, Middle East Eye

Reconstruction in Syria: The next battleground [04/10/2017]
Bernedetta Berti, Qantara

Russia may have saved the Assad regime. But its real ally has been terrorism [03/10/2017]
Faisal Al Yafai, The National

Not-So-Soft Power: Russia’s Military Police in Syria [02/10/2017]
Mark Galeotti, War on the Rocks

Turkey’s Incursion into Syria: Making Things Better or Worse? [02/10/2017]
Steven Cook, CFR

Assad's Victory in Syria Has Cost Him Control of the Country [01/10/2017]
Daniel R. DePetris, The National Interest

Two Years on, the Stakes of Russia's War in Syria Are Piling [29/09/2017]
Vladimir Frolov, Moscow Times

Trump's plan to stop Iran in Syria is MIA [27/09/2017]
Josh Rogin, Washington Post

How Putin Checkmated the U.S. In Syria [26/09/2017]
Anna Borshchevskaya, Forbes

What’s Next in Deir Ezzor? [22/09/2017]
Entrevista a Hassan Hassan, Carnegie Middle East Center

It's All to Play For in Syria, and Russia Is Winning [19/09/2017]
John McLaughlin, Ozy

« Pourquoi l’intervention militaire russe en Syrie est un succès »  [14/09/2017]
Michel Goya, Le Monde

Splitting Civil Society from the Jihadists in Idlib [14/09/2017]
Ruwan Rujouleh, Washington Institute

Iran Expands Its Economic Sphere of Influence in Syria [13/09/2017]
Ahmad Majidyar, The Middle East Institute

The Business of War: Egypt, Others Eye Reconstruction Bids [12/09/2017]
David Awad, Al-Monitor

The Growing Power of Water in Syria [12/09/2017]
Samuel Northrup, FIKRA

Self-defense and strategic direction in the skies over Syria [11/09/2017]
Ryan Fishel and Aaron Stein, War on the Rocks

Don’t let the Islamic State slip the noose in Syria [11/09/2017]
Maxim A. Suchkov, Al Monitor

Principio del fin en Siria [11/09/2017]
Jesús A. Núñez Villaverde, Elcano

Israel's Bombing of a Weapons Factory in Syria: What Comes Next? [08/09/2017]
Elliott Abrams, CFR

The Assad Regime’s Chemical Weapons Problem [08/09/2017]
David Adesnik, Foundation for the Defense of Democracies

How to Understand Israel's Strike on Syria [08/09/2017]
Amos Yadlin, New York Times

Sending a Signal to Syria [08/09/2017]
Yaakov Amidror, Israel Hayom

Israel Slow to Recalibrate on Syria [05/09/2017]
Ben Caspit, Al-Monitor

The Challenge of Iran in Russia-Dominated Syria [03/09/2017]
Zvi Magen, Udi Dekel, and Sima Shine, INSS

Trump’s Big Decision in Syria [01/09/2017]
David Ignatius, The Washington Post

Preventing A Jihadist Factory in Idlib [31/08/2017]
Fabrice Balanche, Washington Institute

Rules for reconstruction in Syria [24/08/2017]
Steven Heydemann, Brookings

The Iranian Threat in Syria: As Bad as It Seems? [23/08/2017]
Udi Dekel and Carmit Valensi, INSS

Bashar Assad's Pyrrhic Victory in Syria[22/08/2017]
Jacques Neriah, JCPA

The Battle for Raqqa: A War of Tactics and Caution [22/08/2017]
Abdullah al-Ghadawi, Atlantic Council

What the West Got Wrong in Syria [22/08/2017]
Nikolaos van Dam, Foreign Policy

Trump’s Syria Strategy Hinges on Russia [08/08/2017]
Peter Rough, Foreign Policy

Turkey Needs New Syria Plan as CIA Ends Rebel Support [27/07/2017]
Fehim Tastekin, Al-Monitor

Say Goodbye to Regime Change in Syria [25/07/2017]
Scott Ritter, American Conservative

The Profit of Palmyra [25/07/2017]
Colum Lynch,Foreign Policy

Syria ceasefire reflects big power diplomacy [24/07/2017]
Mahan Abedin, Middle East Monitor

America's Coming Role in Syria [24/07/2017]
Youssef Sadaki, FIKRA Forum

Next Israel-Hezbollah confrontation could be in Syria [21/07/2017]
Mona Alami, Al Monitor

Why Israel Can’t Support a Cease-Fire in Syria [20/07/2017]
Shmuel Rosner, New York Times

The Regime and Loyal Militias Will Struggle to Disentangle Their Relationship [07/2017]
Mazen Ezzi, Chatham House

Syrian cease-fire a delicate balance of vastly different goals [17/07/2017]
Hamidreza Azizi, Al Monitor

The Ceasefire and U.S. Interests on the Jordan-Syria Border [17/07/2017]
David Schenker and Hanin Ghaddar, Washington Institute for Near East Policy

Scramble for Syria [07/2017]
Mohammad-Reza Djalili and Thierry Kellner, Cairo Review of Global Affairs

Why Trump's Syrian Ceasefire Makes Israel Nervous [14/07/2017]
David Makovsky, Politico

Trump’s Syria Cease-Fire Is Doomed [13/07/2017]
Robert Ford, The Atlantic

Syria and the case for editorial accountability [12/07/2017]
Muhammad Idrees Ahmad, Al Jazeera

The Next Battle: State Department, US Military Divided Over Kurdish Fighters In Syria (And Russia) [11/07/2017]
Gayle Tzemach Lemmon, Defense One

Why Latest Syria Ceasefire Is Exactly What Putin Wanted [11/07/2017]
Anna Borshchevskaya, Forbes

Ankara may be counting on US-Russian rivalry in Syria [11/07/2017]
Semih Idiz, Al Monitor

Trump-Putin Meeting a Potential Game Changer for Syria [10/07/2017]
Alexey Khlebnikov, Middle East Institute

The Kremlin’s Contradictory Behavior in Syria [07/07/2017]
Anton Mardasov, Al-Monitor

What Assad Has Won [07/07/2017]
Kamel Daoud, The New York Times

The battle for Aleppo is over. I returned to my hometown to see what’s left. [07/07/2017]
Jwanah Qudsi, Washington Post

The Battle for Raqqa and the Challenges after Liberation [27/06/2017]
Hassan Hassan, CTC Sentinel

It's Time to Break Up Syria [25/06/2017]
Denis Dragovic & Richard Iron, National Interest

Syria: Are There Any Steps Forward? [06/06/2017]
AA.VV., Council on Foreign Relations 


Editorials
After the fall of Eastern Ghouta, the Syrian civil war has graduated to a new phase [25/03/2018]
The National

Syria: seven years of conflict [15/03/2018]
Irish Times

What Happened to Trump’s Red Line on Chemical Weapons? [09/03/2018]
New York Times

Syria’s War Heats Up Again [22/02/2018]
The Economist

The powerful compete, Syrian civilians pay [22/02/2018]
The Guardian

Who Has Innocent Syrians’ Blood on Their Hands? [21/02/2018]
New York Times

Infierno sirio [19/02/2018]
El País

Who can win the peace in Syria? [01/02/2018]
CS Monitor

Moment of truth for a Syrian peace [28/11/2017]
CS Monitor

Prolonging the agony in Syria [28/11/2017]
Jordan Times

Asad y Putin: alianza infame [22/11/2017]
El Mundo

Syria's future is wedded to cement and consensus [13/11/2017]
The National

A peace settlement in Syria achieved by sidestepping justice cannot last [12/11/2017]
The National

La liberación de Raqa [18/10/2017]
El País

El califato se hunde, el yihadismo no [18/10/2017]
La Vanguardia

Israel's Strike in Syria Should Be a Wake-Up Call for Trump [14/09/2017]
Washington Post

Trump’s Syria Muddle [23/07/2017]
Wall Street Journal

Syrian Cease-Fire Is a Baby Step Toward Peace [18/07/2017]
Bloomberg

Will Turkey Spoil U.S.-Russia Syria Progress? [09/07/2017]
Al-Monitor

 

News
WHO demands access to 'chemical attack' victims in Syria [11/04/2018]
Susan McFarland, UPI

Top iranian official says israel to face 'response' over air base attack [10/04/2018]
Jerusalem Post

Russia says it warned U.S. of 'grave repercussions' if Syria attacked [09/04/2018]
Michelle Nichols, Reuters

Syria to chair UN disarmament forum on chemical & nuclear weapons; watchdog calls on US &EU to walk out [09/04/2018]
UN Watch

White House: US and France promise a 'strong, joint response' on Syria after suspected chemical attack [09/04/2018]
Tara Francis Chan, Business Insider

Trump to Decide Soon Whether to Retaliate for ‘Barbaric Act’ in Syria [09/04/2018]
Peter Baker, New York Times

Former Air Force Chief: Reaction Time Suggests Israel Behind Syria Strike [09/04/2018]
Maariv Online, Jerusalem Post

Israël accusé d’avoir bombardé une base aérienne syrienne [09/04/2018]
Piotr Smolar, Le Monde

Mattis 'not ruling out' Syria military action after Douma attack [09/04/2018]
Al Jazeera

Iran-Israel Conflict Escalates in Shadow of Syrian Civil War [09/04/2018]
Ben Hubbard and David M. Halbfinger, New York Times

Syria chemical attack: Scores killed in Douma, rescuers say [08/04/2018]
Al Jazeera

Syria rebels begin leaving last Ghouta town under deal [08/04/2018]
Middle East Eye

Trump Drops Push for Immediate Withdrawal of Troops from Syria [04/04/2018]
Julie Hirschfeld Davis, New York Times

A Divergent 'Alliance of Convenience': Russia, Turkey, Iran Try to Plan Syria's Future [04/04/2018]
Mike Eckel, Radio Free Europe

Trump: Saudis need to pay if they want US troops to stay in Syria [04/04/2018]
Al Jazeera

Trump Says He Wants 'Quick' Decision On Withdrawing U.S. Troops from Syria [04/04/2018]
Radio Free Europe

Trump seeks Syria pullout as advisers warn of hard work ahead [03/04/2018]
Phil Stewart & Steve Holland, Reuters

Turkey Expands Operations in Syria and Iraq [03/04/2018]
Jonathan Spyer, Jerusalem Post

Guta se convierte en la mayor victoria militar de Assad desde la toma de Alepo oriental [03/04/2018]
Mikel Ayestaran, ABC

Iran Builds Facilities in Syria Close to Russian Bases to Avoid Being Attacked [26/03/2018]
Asharq Al Awsat

Syrian Rebels Reach Evacuation Deal in Eastern Ghouta [20/03/2018]
Suleiman Al-Khalidi, Reuters

Turkish military, FSA take entire control of Afrin city center: Erdoğan [18/03/2018]
Hurriyet Daily News

Civilians Flee as Two Big Syria Battles Enter Decisive Phases [16/03/2018]
Reuters

Syria: Briefing by Special Envoy [15/03/2018]
What's in Blue

Thousands of civilians flee southern Syrian towns as air strikes return [13/03/2018]
Middle East Eye

Turkish Military Says Has Encircled Syria’s Afrin Town [13/03/2018]
Tuvan Gumrukcu & Tom Perry, Reuters

U.S. Says Russia, Syria, Iran Not Honoring Cease-Fire, Warns Of Action [13/03/2018]
RFE

Russia threatens military action against US in Syria [13/03/2018]
Kathrin Hille, Financial Times

Russia Vows ‘No Break' For Syrian Rebels in Ghouta [13/03/2018]
RFE

Macron's 'red line': France will strike Syria chemical arms sites in event of attack [12/03/2018]
Middle East Eye

Iranian mistrust of Russia surges as Syrian war winds down [12/03/2018]
Rohollah Faghihi, Al Monitor

Syrian Observatory says war has killed more than half a million [12/03/2018]
Reuters

Russia Considers Changing Course in Syria [09/03/2018]
Maxim Suchkov, Al Monitor

Syria war: UN aid convoy re-enters Eastern Ghouta amid 'calm' [09/03/2018]
BBC

Turkey’s War on Kurds Unsettles Fronts in Northern Syria [09/03/2018]
Phillip Issa, New York Times

After Reports of Chemical Attacks, White House Considers New Military Action Against Syrian Regime [06/03/2018]
Karen DeYoung, Missy Ryan, Josh Dawsey and Carol Leonnig, The Washington Post

Pentagon: Operations against ISIS in eastern Syria 'paused' [05/03/2018]
Robert Burns, Washington Post

Syria Lets Aid Reach Ghouta but Blocks Medical Supplies, Presses Assault [05/03/2018]
Angus McDowall and Stephanie Nebehay, Reuters

Syrie: Assad déterminé à poursuivre l'offensive dans la Ghouta [05/03/2018]
Alexis Feertchak, Le Figaro

Report: Images Reveal New Iranian Military Base Outside Damascus [28/02/2018]
Anna Ahronheim, Jerusalem Post

North Korea's Syrian Connection [27/02/2018]
Samuel Ramani, The Diplomat

Syrian civil war map: Who controls what? [27/02/2018]
Alia Chughtai, Al Jazeera

Russia-sponsored truce begins in Syria's Eastern Ghouta [27/02/2018]
Al Jazeera

Violence Rages Unabated in Ghouta as Syria Defies U.N. Cease-Fire Resolution [26/02/2018]
Liz Sly, The Washington Post

Russia orders five-hour daily truce in Syria's eastern Ghouta [26/02/2018]
Angus McDowall & Jack Stubbs, Reuters

Syrie: fragile désescalade dans la Ghouta orientale [26/02/2018]
Benjamin Barthe, Le Monde

Russia's most advanced fighter arrives in Syria [24/02/2018]
Ryan Browne and Jamie Crawford, CNN

L’ONU vote une résolution « réclamant » un cessez-le-feu en Syrie [24/02/2018]
Marie Bourreau, Le Monde

Deaths Mount in Syria Bombing Campaign Near Damascus [23/02/2018]
Daily Star

Syrie : Moscou s’oppose à un cessez-le-feu humanitaire [22/02/2018]
Marie Bourreau, Le Monde

U.N. pleads for truce to avert 'massacre' as strikes hit Syria's Ghouta for fifth day [22/02/2018]
Suleiman Al-Khalidi, Al Jazeera

Syrian Conflict 101: A 2018 Guide to the Main Factions [22/02/2018]
Seth J. Frantzman, Jerusalem Post

Haley: UN must end 'barbaric' attacks in Eastern Ghouta [22/02/2018]
Al Jazeera

Syria's Eastern Ghouta faces 'another Aleppo' [21/02/2018]
Tamer Osman, Al Monitor

En Syrie, les raids sur la Ghouta n’observent pas de trêve [21/02/2018]
Marianne Meunier, La Croix

UN Security Council to vote on Syria ceasefire [21/02/2018]
Al Monitor

Syria Rebel Leader Says New 'Holocaust' Underway [20/02/2018]
Ynet News

Syrie: au moins cent civils tués dans des bombardements du régime sur l’enclave rebelle de la Ghouta [20/02/2018]
Le Monde

How post-ISIS scramble for advantage in Syria raises risk of wider war [16/02/2018]
Scott Peterson, CS Monitor

Syria conflict: US and Turkey agree to avert Manbij clash [16/02/2018]
BBC

New fronts emerge in Syria as Assad, allies push for victory [15/02/2018]
Times of India

U.S. Strikes Killed Scores of Russia Fighters in Syria, Sources Say [13/02/2018]
Bloomberg

Syria’s war mutates into a regional conflict, risking a wider conflagration [12/02/2018]
Liz Sly and Loveday Morris, Washington Post

Syrian Frontline Town Divides NATO Allies Turkey and U.S. [12/02/2018]
Dominic Evans, Reuters

Mattis: 'Self-Defense' Attack Doesn't Mean US Getting into Syrian Civil War [09/02/2018]
Carla Babb, VOA

France urges halt to air strikes, aid corridors in Syria [09/02/2018]
Reuters

Turkey says to host Syria summit with Russia, Iran [08/02/2018]
AFP

Far from Winding Down, Syria’s War Escalates on Multiple Fronts [08/02/2018]
Anne Barnard and Hwaida Saad, New York Times

Syria war: Assault on besieged Eastern Ghouta kills 200 in four days [08/02/2018]
BBC

US-led coalition strikes kill pro-regime forces in Syria [08/02/2018]
Barbara Starr and Ryan Browne, CNN

Assad Is Still Using Chemical Weapons in Syria [06/02/2018]
Krishnadev Calamur, The Atlantic

‘Extreme’ Suffering in Syria as Government Steps Up Bombing [06/02/2018]
Anne Barnard, New York Times

Mattis warns Syria not to use chemical weapons again [02/02/2018]
Wesley Morgan, Politico

Sochi Meeting Hangs Over Last Day of Syrian Peace Talks [26/01/2018]
Reuters

Syrian Peace Talks Start in Vienna as Russian Meeting Looms [25/01/2018]
Reuters

The Syrian Battlefield Grows Yet More Complicated [25/01/2018]
Krishnadev Calamur, The Atlantic

Assad's Victory: What Comes after War in Syria? [24/01/2018]
Susanne Koelbl, Der Spiegel

U.S. Strategy Shift in Syria Turns Focus to Iran From ISIS [17/01/2018]
Alexa Corse, Wall Street Journal

Syrian government envoy: U.S. and Turkish troops should leave Syria [22/12/2017]
Reuters

Trump to Let Assad Stay Until 2021, as Putin Declares Victory in Syria [11/12/2017]
Robin Wright, New Yorker

Putin orders beginning of withdrawal from Syria [11/12/2017]
Al Jazeera

Pentagon signals open-ended troop commitment in Syria [06/12/2017]
Middle East Eye

U.S. Says 2,000 Troops Are in Syria, a Fourfold Increase [06/12/2017]
John Ismay, New York Times

Israel, Iran duel on Syrian soil [04/12/2017]
Ben Caspit, Al Monitor

U.S. Nat’l Security Adviser McMaster: 80% of Pro-Assad Forces in Syria are Iranian Proxies [04/12/2017]
The Tower

Syrian Kurdish YPG says it seized eastern region from Daesh [04/12/2017]
Jordan Times

Syrian Kurds seize territory from IS with US, Russian support [03/12/2017]
DW

Help Assad or Leave Cities in Ruins? The Politics of Rebuilding Syria [03/12/2017]
Somini Sengupta, New York Times

Syrian state media: Israeli missiles strike near Damascus [02/12/2017]
Associated Press

Syrian govt negotiator quits Geneva, says may not return [02/12/2017]
Daily Star

Russian spy chief said to visit Israel for Syria talks briefing [27/11/2017]
Times of Israel

Syria Kurds say US to 'adjust' weapons deliveries [27/11/2017]
Jordan Times

Syria opposition meets in Riyadh under pressure to compromise [22/11/2017]
Middle East Eye

Assad to Putin: Thank you for 'saving our country' [22/11/2017]
Al Jazeera

Assad makes last-minute trip to Russia before trilateral summit [21/11/2017]
Maxim A. Suchkov, Al Monitor

¿Realmente está cerca el final de la guerra en Siria? [21/11/2017]
Lluís Miquel Hurtado, El Mundo

Vladimir Putin briefs Donald Trump on plan to end Syrian civil war [21/11/2017]
The Guardian

Poutine vante les succès militaires d'Assad avant un sommet avec l'Iran et la Turquie [21/11/2017]
L’Orient le Jour

Syria: Russia blocks extension of chemical attacks probe [17/11/2017]
BBC

Southern Syria Deal Fails to Constrain Iran, al Qaeda [15/11/2017]
Genevieve Casagrande, Patrick Hamon, and Bryan Amoroso, Institute for the Study of War

Air raids kill 43 civilians in Syria's Aleppo [14/11/2017]
Al Jazeera

Erdogan Swipes at Russia, U.S. Missions in Syria [13/11/2017]
Reuters

Netanyahu: Israel Will Act in Syria 'In Accordance with Our Security Needs' [13/11/2017]
Anna Ahronheim, Jerusalem Post

Israel signals free hand in Syria as US Russia expand truce [12/11/2017]
Daily Star

Israel says US-Russia ceasefire deal in Syria does not meet demands [12/11/2017]
Times of Israel

Israel's Patriot Missile System Downs Assad Regime Drone on Syrian Border [11/11/2017]
Noa Shpigel and Yaniv Kubovich, Haaretz

Trump and Putin endorse political solution to Syria conflict [11/11/2017]
The National

After IS Collapse, Syria Government Faces U.S.-Backed Kurds [10/11/2017]
Sarah El Deeb, Times of India

Final Islamic State Defeat Brings Syria's War to a Crossroad [09/11/2017]
Donna Abu-Nasr, Bloomberg

Syrian Forces Capture ISIS Border Stronghold [09/11/2017]
Louisa Loveluck, Washington Post

Washington, Paris, Londres et Berlin condamnent une attaque au gaz sarin en Syrie, en mars [08/11/2017]
Le Monde

Russia and West clash over blaming Syria for chemical use [07/11/2017]
Washington Post

The Messaging App Fueling Syria’s Insurgency [06/11/2017]
Adam Rawnsley, Eric Woods, and Christian Trieber, Foreign Policy

Russia accuses US of ‘war crime’ regarding humanitarian aid in Syria [04/11/2017]
Al Arabiya

Ce qu’il faut retenir de la reprise de Deir ez-Zor par l’armée syrienne [03/11/2017]
Le Monde

Russian summit on Syria raises controversy, doubt [02/11/2017]
Anton Mardasov, Al Monitor

Opposition leader implores US not to abandon Syria to Russia and Iran [01/11/2017]
Bryant Harris, Al Monitor

Syria's warring sides meet for fresh talks in Astana [30/10/2017]
Al Jazeera

Kurdish crisis imperils US anti-terror fight in Syria [30/10/2017]
Jack Detsch, Al Monitor

Moving deeper into Syria's desert, ISIS appears to be regrouping [30/10/2017]
Bassem Mroue, CS Monitor

Syrian war: All you need to know about the Astana talks [30/10/2017]
Al Jazeera

Why Israel Is Giving Syrians Free Spaghetti (And Health Care) [28/10/2017]
Neri Zilber, Politico

Tillerson Says Assad Family’s Reign ‘Is Coming to an End’ in Syria [26/10/2017]
Gardiner Harris, The New York Times

Russia Vetoes U.N. Resolution on Extending Syria Gas Attacks Probe [24/10/2017]
Naharnet

US-led coalition denies deadly Syria strikes in Deir Ezzor [24/10/2017]
The National

U.S.-Backed Fighters Take Largest Syrian Oil Field from ISIS [22/10/2017]
Anne Barnard, The New York Times

Raqqa to be part of 'federal Syria', U.S.-backed militia says [20/10/2017]
Tom Perry, Reuters

Syrian Reconstruction Spells Juicy Contracts for Russian, Iranian Firms [20/10/2017]
Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian, Foreign Policy

Iranian military chief visits frontline near Syria's Aleppo [20/10/2017]
Middle East Online

After Raqqa, the U.S. Sees Russia, Assad Looming Over Remaining Syrian Battlefield [19/10/2017]
Karen DeYoung & Liz Sly, The Washington Post

Next round of Astana talks on Syria set for Oct. 30-31, Kazakhstan says [19/10/2017]
Daily Sabah

Raqa liberators ready for civilian handover, on to next battle [19/10/2017]
Middle East Online

Ce qu’il faut retenir de la chute de Rakka [17/10/2017]
Le Monde

Netanyahu Tells Russian Defense Minister: We Will Not Allow Iran into Syria [17/10/2017]
Itamar Eichner, Ynet News

The Defeat of ISIS in Raqqa Tests U.S. Commitment to Syrian Kurds [17/10/2017]
Louisa Loveluck & Liz Sly, The Washington Post

Raqqa, ISIS Capital in Syria, Falls to U.S.-Backed Militias [17/10/2017]
John Davison, U.S. News

Evacuation ends as ISIL defeat in Syria's Raqqa nears [15/10/2017]
Al Jazeera

ISIL faces imminent Raqqa defeat, Syria's YPG says [14/10/2017]
Al Jazeera

Turkish troops enter northern Syria in new operation[13/10/2017]
Al Jazeera

Who are Syria's opposition alliances? [10/10/2017]
Samer Abboud, A Jazeera

Assad regime allows Daesh terrorists into Syria's Idlib [10/10/2017]
Daily Sabah

Nusra Front, Islamic State clash in Syria's Hama province [09/10/2017]
Reuters

Israel considered attacking Syria crematorium – report [08/10/2017]
Sue Surkes, Times of Israel

US-backed SDF to launch offensive to retake Raqqa [08/10/2017]
Zena Tahhan, A Jazeera

Syria war: Fighting worst since battle for Aleppo – ICRC [05/10/2017]
BBC

Russia says its airstrikes wounded al-Qaida leader in Syria [04/10/2017]
Associated Press

IS claims deadly suicide attack in Syrian capital [03/10/2017]
Associated Press

Jordan Seeks More Security Guarantees in South Syria Truce [02/10/2017]
Alice Su & Karin Laub, Washington Post

Afghan Teenagers Recruited in Iran to Fight in Syria, Group Says [01/10/2017]
Nada Homsi, NYT

Syria's war has deadliest month this year - monitor group [01/10/2017]
BBC

En Iran, ces jeunes qui rêvent de faire la guerre en Syrie [29/09/207]
Louis Imbert, Le Monde

Vladmir Putin Meets Erdogan to Secure Syria De-Escalation Zone [28/09/2017]
Deutsche Welle

Israel Is Going to War in Syria to Fight Iran [28/09/2017]
Jonathan Spyer, Foreign Policy

Fresh Syria peace talks to start in a month: UN envoy [27/09/207]
Canberk Yuksel, Anadolu

Syrie: la Russie annonce avoir tué des commandants jihadistes [27/09/207]
L’Orient le Jour

U.S. allies accuse Russia of strikes in eastern Syria [25/09/207]
Erin Cunningham and David Filipov, Washington Post

The Iraqi militia helping Iran carve a road to Damascus [22/09/2017]
Babak Dehghanpisheh, Reuters

En Syrie, les ambiguïtés de la « Pax Poutina » [18/09/2017]
Isabelle Mandraud et Benjamin Barthe, Le Monde

Syrian army and allies close in on Islamic State in Deir al-Zor [17/09/2017]
Reuters

La coalition affirme que des frappes russes ont blessé des Syriens soutenus par Washington [17/09/2017]
Le Monde

Russia, Turkey, Iran Agree On Borders Of Syrian 'De-Escalation Zones' [15/09/2017]
Radio Free Europe

Syria Situation Report: August 31 - September 14, 2017 [14/09/2017]
ISW

Russia fires cruise missiles at IS stronghold in east Syria [14/09/2017]
Nataliya Vasilyeva, Associated Press

Exclusive: Syria calls off mysterious million tonne Russian wheat deal [13/09/2017]
Reuters

Hezbollah Declares Syria Victory, Russia Says Much of Country Won Back [12/09/2017]
Tom Perry & Katya Golubkova, Reuters

Hundreds of Isis defectors mass on Syrian border hoping to flee [12/09/2017]
The Guardian

Iran strikes deal with Syria to repair power grid [12/09/2017]
Bozorgmehr Sharafedin & Ellen Francis

The Last Days of ISIS’ Capital: Airstrikes if You Stay, Land Mines if You Flee [08/09/2017]
Somini Sengupta, New York Times

Ex-IDF intel chief: Israel enforcing its ‘red lines’ with Syria strike [07/09/2017]
Stuart Winer, Times of Israel

L’aviation israélienne frappe un site stratégique syrien [06/09/2017] 
Piotr Smolar et Benjamin Barthe, Le Monde

The U.S. Is Far More Deeply Involved In Syria Than You Know [06/09/2017]
Borzou Daragahi, Buzz Feed

UN: Syrian government responsible for sarin chemical attack in April [06/09/2017]
Sara Shayanian, UPI

Syrian army, allies break Islamic State siege in eastern city [05/09/2017]
Reuters

France Says Powers Must Impose Transition on Syrians, No Role for Assad [04/09/2017]
John Irish, Reuters

Iraqi PM Abadi declares Nineveh province freed from Islamic State [31/08/2017]
Andrew V. Pestano, UPI

Lebanon, Syria declare ceasefires in fight against ISIL [27/08/2017]
Al Jazeera

Syria opposition asked to come to terms with Assad's political survival [24/08/2017]
CS Monitor

In talks with Putin, Netanyahu to focus on Iran threat [23/08/2017]
Times of Israel

The West Supplied Chemical Weapons to Syrian Rebels, Says Russian Foreign Ministry [17/08/2017]
Moscow Times

Assad Advisor Says Syria War Nearing Its End [18/08/2017]
Reuters

Putin Signs Syria Base Deal, Cementing Russia’s Presence There for Half a Century [27/07/2017]
Reuters

U.S.-Backed Syrian Fighters Control Almost Half of Raqqa [27/07/2017]
Sarah El Deeb, Associated Press 

Syria activists: Despite truce, strikes near Damascus kill 8 [25/07/2017]
AP

Russia Deploys Checkpoints in Southwestern Syria [24/07/2017]
Sputnik

Hezbollah says battle with Nusra Front almost won at Syria-Lebanon border [24/07/2017]
John Daviso, Reuters

New Syrian banknote may be more than meets the eye  [24/07/2017]
Tamer Osman, Al-Monitor

Jihadist group cements control of Syria's Idlib province: rebels [23/07/2017]
Suleiman Al-Khalidi, Reuters

CIA Reportedly Halting Support for Syria Rebels [20/07/2017]
Naharnet

Turkish and Kurdish forces clash in northern Syria, tensions rise [18/07/2017]
Al Jazeera

US-backed forces battle IS in heart of Syria’s Raqqa [18/07/2017]
Associated Press

Pentagon: Rebel forces taking heavy casualties in Raqqa fight [17/07/2017]
Jack Detsch, Al-Monitor

EU Sanctions 16 More Syrians over Chemical Attacks [17/07/2017]
Naharnet

'Precarious calm' in southwest Syria amid cease-fire [14/07/2017]
Mohammad Ersan, Al-Monitor

Envoy to US says Turkey was ready to provide ‘tens of thousands of troops’ for Raqqa offensive [14/07/2017]
Jack Detsch, Al-Monitor

Secret Details of Trump-Putin Syria Cease-fire Focus on Iranian Proxies [11/07/2017]
Colum Lynch, Robbie Gramer, Dan De Luce, Paul McLeary, Foreign Policy

Syria: Rebels Claim to Shoot Down Assad Warplane Near Russia and U.S. Ceasefire Zone [11/07/2017]
Callum Paton, Newsweek

Syrian Cease-fire Largely Holding as UN Convenes New Peace Talks [10/07/2017]
VOA

U.S.-Russian ceasefire deal holding in southwest Syria [09/07/2017]
Ellen Francis, Globe & Mail

Exclusive: Kurdish YPG militia expects conflict with Turkey in northern Syria [05/07/2017]
Rodi Said and Dominic Evans, Reuters

Russia Deploys a Potent Weapon in Syria: The Profit Motive [05/07/2017]
Andrew E. Kramer, New York Times

L'ONU mandate une juge française pour la Syrie [04/07/2017]
Louis Chahuneau, Le Point

 

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