January 16, 2014
If the Geneva II conference on Syria takes place as scheduled next week, its best outcome would be a green light from Assad’s regime for greater humanitarian relief, says expert Frederic C. Hof.
September 4, 2013
The United States should cripple the Syrian government’s ability to kill masses of its own people and openly intensify its support to opposition forces, says expert Frederic C. Hof.
May 14, 2013
The odds of a peaceful power transition emerging from another summit on the Syria crisis are poor, but the U.S.-Russian push for renewed diplomacy is still worthwhile, says expert Frederic C. Hof.
March 1, 2019
Developments in conflicts across the world that you might have missed this week.
February 20, 2019
Teaching Notes for False Dawn, written by Steven A. Cook, in which he examines why Egypt, Libya, Tunisia, and Turkey did not transition to democracy and explains how and why Middle East uprisings didn't succeed.
August 15, 2018
The Islamic State has been nearly defeated and migrant crossings to Europe have declined, so why is Libya’s state failure so troubling?
September 14, 2018
October 20, 2014
Without a capable military partner on the ground, the United States and its allies will likely consider introducing special forces in the battle against ISIS, says expert Frederic C. Hof.
August 30, 2016
It was three years ago, Labor Day weekend in 2013, that President Obama reversed himself and refused to enforce his "red line" against use of chemical weapons by the Syrian regime.
What’s the outc…
April 28, 2016
Here’s what’s going on in Syria.
Reuters reports that "Air strikes hit a hospital in a rebel-held area of Syria’s Aleppo and killed at least 27 people, including three children and the city’s last…