Turkey has been inundated with Syrian refugees, placing even greater strain on the country's new asylum system.
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U.S. Sinks Deeper into Syrian Civil War, Gulf Feud Starting to Shift Qatari Policy, U.S. Resumes Weapons Deliveries to Saudi Arabia
The U.S. military shot down a Syrian bomber on Sunday, Qatar is reconsidering its support for Hamas while continuing to fight it out in the editorial pages, and the United States is supplying the Saudi air campaign in Yemen again.
U.S. and Iran Compete in Eastern Syria, Qatar and Saudi Arabia Renew Old Feud, and More Fighting in Libya after Attacks in Manchester and Minya
The U.S. endgame in eastern Syria looks difficult to defend, Qatar and Saudi Arabia are fighting again after a two-year detente, and Egypt and Britain are watching Libya warily.
There is an opportunity to resolve some of the rivalry's thorniest issues if the two sides are just willing to sit down and talk.
At an April 27 hearing at the House Foreign Affairs Committee on policy options in Syria titled “After the Missile Strikes,” Charles Lister, a Senior Fellow at the Middle East Institute, cautioned the dais on the need to “not rush Raqqa.” On May 9, the Pentagon announced that indeed U.S. President Donald Trump intends to do just that.
Russia’s Latest Plan for Syria, Yemen Coalition Tearing Itself Apart, Economy and Syria on Agenda in Iran’s Election
Russia proposes “de-escalation zones” to reduce fighting in Syria, the UAE and Yemeni governments are feuding within the Saudi-led coalition to fight the Houthis, and Iran’s election highlights criticisms of the intervention in Syria.
Middle East Ticker: Turkey Cracks Down at Home and Abroad, Iraq Caught in Middle of Syria’s Proxy War, and Saudi Arabia Sends Mixed Messages in Yemen
Turkey arrests more political opponents and bombs Kurds in Iraq and Syria, the transnational drama of an Iraqi hostage crisis, and will or won’t the Saudis try to capture Hodeida?
It's not wrong to call for the Assad regime to be held accountable, but any prosecution of members of the Syrian government will leave their victims disappointed.
With its role in Syria, Russia has presented itself as an alternative security manager in the Middle East—but Moscow is discovering that getting into the region is far easier than getting out.
Turkey’s Referendum Pushes Country Toward Authoritarianism, Attack Targets Civilians in Syrian Ceasefire Deal, New U.S. Escalation in Yemen Takes Shape
Erdogan finally gets his constitutional reforms, Tillerson can’t convince Russia to give up Assad, and State Department officials are wary of the Pentagon’s plan for Yemen.