Military Intervention in Syria: The End is Not Nigh

August 28, 2013

The proposed US-led military strikes are unlikely to end the Syrian military’s war efforts. The proposed US-led military action against the Syrian military, in response to allegations that the Bashar al-Assad government authorized the use of chemical weapons against civilian targets in the...

Hezbollah’s Deeper Involvement in the Battle for Syria

June 28, 2013

The trauma suffered by Nubul and al-Zahraa residents is becoming a rallying cry for pro-Hezbollah Lebanese.  The question of Hezbollah’s involvement in the Syrian Civil War has become more intense following...

The Counter-Insurgency Role of Syria’s “Popular Committees”

May 09, 2013

Popular Committees, neighborhood defense organizations mobilized to protect pro-government or politically neutral neighborhoods in Syria’s most restive regions, are evolving into locally cohesive divisions of a “National Defense Army.” They have the capacity to present a great...

Syria’s Loyalist Archipelago

May 07, 2013

Carl Anthony Wege, a renowned expert on the Levant region, decodes the complex sectarian dynamics behind the conflict in Syria and argues that the Syrian linchpin in the Shia crescent has vanished. The modern borders of Near Eastern states stretching across the Levant reflect little more than...