Hayat Tahrir al-Sham's unusual request to be removed from the U.S. terrorism lists is unlikely to be fulfilled, but this reflects bureaucratic inertia and political incentives as much as the group's radical politics.
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Russia's intervention in Syria cemented its presence in the Middle East at relatively low cost.
The Syrian government got off the hook for facilitating the terrorist group's rise and funding its operations.
The House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on the Middle East, North Africa and International Terrorism will hold a hearing on the crisis in Idlib at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, March 11, 2020.
Since a lethal airstrike against Turkish forces in Syria on Feb. 27, speculation has been rife as to whether Turkey could request military assistance under Article 5 of the North Atlantic Treaty. At least for now, such speculation is misplaced.
Turkey's hardline policy toward the Syrian Kurds has left Ankara with no good options.
European countries are making progress to hold individuals and corporations accountable for their crimes in the Syrian conflict.
Israel is sending a message to Assad and his patrons in Iran and Russia.
What will happen to the foreign fighters who traveled to Iraq and Syria to combat the Islamic State?