Syria

Syria: In-Depth Reports

The Islamic State – the Beginning of the End

The shrinking Caliphate in Iraq, Syria and beyond Read More »

Cracks in the Iran-Syria-Hizbullah-Russia Axis

Even a scorecard won’t explain who’s shooting at whom today. Read More »

Why the Islamic State Is in Retreat

Is the Islamic State just a passing phase? Read More »

Why the Islamic State Is in Retreat

Is the Islamic State just a passing phase? Read More »

Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps: The Revolution Continues beyond Iran’s Borders

No restraint in Revolutionary Guard’s campaigns Read More »

From Welcome Euphoria to Pandora’s Box – The European Refugee Crisis, Israel and the Jews.

The massive chaotic influx of over a million refugees into Europe in recent months has sparked radical new developments, in particular in Germany and Sweden, the two countries which have accepted the largest numbers of refugees. These ongoing developments create […] Read More »

The Syrian Army Captured the City of Palmyra. Is it a Significant Development? – Question of the Day

The Syrian army backed by Russian aircraft defeated ISIS and captured the ancient city of Palmyra on March 26. Is it a significant development? Read More »

Earthquakes of the Middle East

Shifting magma changes the entire landscape Read More »

Explaining the Islamic State Phenomenon

ISIS rules today over a swath of land bigger than the United Kingdom, with almost 10 million people. Read More »

Sunni vs Shiite: A Cold War Simmers in an Ancient Hatred

Iran-Saudi sectarian proxy hostilities set to explode Read More »

Terror Is Terror Is Terror

The US approach to terror is unfocused, selective and indulgent Read More »

Are There Any Moderate Rebels in Syria?

The events and shifts in Syria mean there are few moderates Read More »

Russia Begins to Bleed in Syria

More Russian soldiers likely to deploy to Syria Read More »

Iran’s Stake in Syria

Iranian and Russian involvement in Syria reflect the instability in the Middle East Read More »

The Islamic State’s Rules for its Christian Subjects

ISIS promulgates draconian rules for Christians Read More »