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Kurdish YPG Militia Expand in Northern Syria — Are They A...

Turkish Kurdish insurgency PKK has "decades of experience as a united, disciplined group that can both conquer and administer" --- Are they the new...

A Journey Through Assad’s Syria

"A visit to Assad's Syria, a rump state around the large cities in the west, is like entering an apocalyptic world" Fritz Schaap writes for...

Syria Feature: A “Mini-Republic” in the North Struggles to Survive

PHOTO: Funerals in Korin in Idlib Province after a regime attack, February 22, 2015 (Timo Vogt) As Syria's conflict continues and shifts, people across the...

Syria Feature: Russian Nightmare in Opposition-Held Aleppo

PHOTO: A dust-covered man sits after a Russian bombing of an opposition area of Aleppo, December 15, 2015 Spiegel Online reports: Aleppo has been a horrific...

Syria Analysis: Allying with Assad v. ISIS is a Moral and...

PHOTO: Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and Syrian President Assad Christoph Reuter writes for Spiegel Online: Sunday, November 29, was market day in Ariha, a...

Islamic State Analysis: Terror and the Quest for Power

PHOTO: The leader of the Islamic State, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi Christoph Reuter writes for Spiegel Online: "It was a terrible night. We heard the roar of...

Syria Feature: “A Peaceful Solution is Virtually Impossible”

PHOTO: Scene of a regime airstrike on an Aleppo neighborhood on Monday Writing for Spiegel Online, Christoph Reuter reviews the 4 1/2-year Syrian conflict ---...

Syria Feature: The Iranian-Directed Afghans Fighting Assad’s War

Christoph Reuter reports for Spiegel Online: Syrian dictator Bashar Assad is running out of soldiers and is forced to rely on mercenaries in his ongoing...

Syria Feature: How the Islamic State Established Itself Inside the Country...

Writing for Spiegel Online, Christoph Reuter explains how the Islamic State established itself in Syria's conflict, using the secret files of the Iraqi commander...