Russia, Iran Escalate in Syria

New reports detail a coordinated effort to target U.S. troops and allies.

The Arab League’s Misguided Faith in Bashar al-Assad

The organization has lifted his suspension based on promises he’s unlikely to keep.

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Assad’s Earthquake Opportunism

The regime in Damascus tries to shed its pariah status while simultaneously stalling relief work.

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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.

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Erdogan’s Coming U-Turn on Syria

Why the Turkish president will likely drop his hopes of toppling Assad.

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Turkey on the Brink

Next year’s presidential election could reshape how Ankara sees its place in the world.

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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.