Assad’s Earthquake Opportunism
The regime in Damascus tries to shed its pariah status while simultaneously stalling relief work.
Picking Through Turkey’s Rubble
A rocky earthquake recovery will have political consequences for Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.
Death Toll Still Rising in Turkey, Syria
Plus: Recep Tayyip Erdoğan declares a state of emergency and rescue teams head to the region.
Erdogan’s Coming U-Turn on Syria
Why the Turkish president will likely drop his hopes of toppling Assad.
Turkey on the Brink
Next year’s presidential election could reshape how Ankara sees its place in the world.
Biden’s Misleading Parallel Between Syria and Afghanistan
He says the killing of ISIS leader Maher al Agal in Syria shows that over-the-horizon counterterror works, but it ignores key differences between the two countries.