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Syria Feature: The Kurdish Militia with Big Ambitions Because of US...

PHOTO: Kurdish YPG militia at a graduation ceremony, after completing military training provided by US Special Forces, in Syria’s Aleppo Province (Alice Martins/Washington Post) Liz...

Syria Feature: “US Jets Abandoned” New Syrian Army During Fight v....

PHOTO: New Syrian Army fighters in eastern Syria US warplanes withdrew support for an offensive last week by the New Syrian Army against the Islamic...

Syria Feature: The Last US-Trained Rebels Are in Trouble

PHOTO: New Syrian Army commander Khazal al-Sarhan Liz Sly writes for The Washington Post: Throughout the fiasco of the Pentagon’s $500 million effort to train and...

Iran & the Middle East: What We’re Reading This Week

PHOTO: US Attorney General Loretta Lynch announces the indictment of seven Iranians for alleged cyber-attacks, March 24, 2016 (Jacquelyn Martin/AP) What we are reading this...

Syria Feature: Russia’s Aerial Victory — 80% Aid Cut, 260,000 Displaced,...

PHOTO: Aid trucks set ablaze by Russian bombing in northwest Syria in late November The UN and aid organizations are warning that Russian bombing has...

Syria Daily, Dec 26: Is the Islamic State Failing to Govern?

The Washington Post has published the latest in a series of media declarations that the Islamic State is failing in Syria and Iraq, not...

Syria Flashback: When the Islamic State Massacred 100s of the Sheitat...

In August, we reported on claims of a massacre by the Islamic State of members of the al-Sheitat tribe in Deir Ez Zor Province...