Russia and Ukraine have come to an agreement on food exports. Will the deal hold?
U.S. Commission Calls for Recognition of Rojava
The Kurdish enclave in Syria could be a model of democratic governance in an otherwise autocratic region.
The Roaring of the Alpha Males (and the Silence of the Lambs)
Donald Trump wants to be king of the geopolitical jungle.
It’s Not Too Late for Rojava
The Trump administration betrayed the Kurds in Syria. But there is still time to turn things around.
There Is Still Hope for Rojava
Kurds have established a democratic state in Syria. Can the United States help it survive?
A Post-War Syria?
The war is winding down but very little progress has been made on addressing the underlying causes.
Syria’s Bureaucracy of Death and the Fate of the Disappeared
The Syrian government has just confirmed the deaths of hundreds of detainees. Why?
A Rare Glimpse into the Inner Workings of the American Empire in the Middle East
The U.S. foreign policy elite still wants the Middle East for its oil and its strategic location.
Stop the Presses
The latest attacks on journalists and news organizations by corrupt populists are contributing to a global rollback of fundamental rights.
Syria as Metaphor
When states dream, is Syria their nightmare?