Itamar Rabinovich

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Itamar Rabinovich is the Charles Bronfman distinguished nonresident senior fellow at the Center for Middle East Policy at the Brookings Institution. He is also professor emeritus of Middle Eastern history at Tel Aviv University and distinguished global professor at NYU.

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The Syrian Crisis: A Reckoning and a Road Map

Editor’s Note: This piece originally appeared on Markaz.

The tide in the Syrian civil war has clearly shifted. After capturing Aleppo in late 2016, Bashar Assad’s regime—with much help from its Russian and Iranian patrons—is capturing other parts of the country from both ISIS and other opposition groups. Most of the international community seems to have accepted at least a partial victory by Assad as a fait accompli.