After more than seven and a half years of death and destruction, the prospect of accountability for the Syrian conflict is not completely hopeless.
Latest in Syrian Civil War
Trump Offers Excuses for Disappearance of Saudi Dissident, Deadline Passes for Demilitarized Zone in Syria
Saudi Arabia is facing diplomatic and economic consequences for Jamal Khashoggi’s disappearance and rebel groups refuse to withdraw from a negotiated buffer zone in Idlib.
Iraqi Kurds Return to Polls after Independence Referendum, Iranian Missiles Target Syria, Turkey Tries to Mend Ties with Germany
Kurdistan’s divisions run deep in its first election since its failed bid for secession, Iran’s missile strike sends a message to the United States, and last year’s German-Turkish feud colors Erdogan’s visit to Berlin.
Iran Attacked by Separatists, Nuclear Deal Takes Center Stage at United Nations, Israel and Russia Spar over Downed Plane
Iranian leaders respond to a shooting at a military parade, diplomats defend the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action at the UN General Assembly, and Russia is angry with Israel after Syria shot down a Russian plane amid Israeli airstrikes in Syria.
A DMZ Deal for Idlib, U.S. Tones Down Plans for Confrontation with Iran at the United Nations, Saudi-Emirati Offensive in Yemen Resumes
Russia and Turkey reach an agreement to avert a crisis in Syria, the Trump administration reconsiders plans for a Trump-chaired UN Security Council session, and the offensive to retake Hodeidah is back on.
Turkey Fails to Reach Ceasefire for Idlib, U.S. Threatens Punitive Strikes While Reinforcing Eastern Syria, Basra Protests Shake Up Iraqi Government Again
The Assad regime is bombarding one of the rebels’ last strongholds, the United States has committed to an open-ended deployment, and no one knows who Iraq’s next prime minister will be.
Assad Regime Prepares for Idlib Offensive, U.S. Cuts Support for Palestinian Refugees, and Iraqi Factions Jockey to Form a Government
The Syrian regime is readying an assault on one of the rebels’ last enclaves, the Trump administration slashes its remaining funding to the Palestinian refugee agency, and two parliamentary coalitions battle for control of the Iraqi government.
Pompeo outlines an Iran strategy, Israel rejects Russia’s buffer zone proposal for Syria, and Turkey ends its two-year state of emergency.
Trump and Putin agree to secure the Israel-Syria border, Iran is on a diplomatic offensive to secure its oil exports, and new protests erupt in southern Iraq.
The Assad regime captures Deraa, the Trump administration tries a “Gaza first” approach to Israeli-Palestinian peace, and Erdogan’s new cabinet worries markets.