Syrian War

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From Muscat to Hasaka and Idlib: Stalemate in Syria Belies All the Activity

The conflict in Syria has witnessed countless developments that seem to promise change and movement. But the tragic, stalemated realities reassert themselves each time.

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Gulf Reengagement With Syria: Heading Into the Wall

Gulf countries are reassessing their relations with the Assad regime, but U.S. sanctions preventing investment and reconstruction will impede any true reintegration of Syria into the region.

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The Biden Team Eyes the Conflict in Syria Warily

The Biden team must assess whether it has the leverage and sufficient regional support if it wants to continue with the status quo in Syria.

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Russia’s Expanding Cooperation with Gulf Arab Countries on Syria

Russia hopes that engaging Gulf Arab countries could encourage their investments in Syria’s reconstruction process and facilitate Syria’s return to the Arab League.

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Strategic Interests Drive Gulf Policy Toward Syria

Many Gulf states have shifted course on Syria, prioritizing concerns over growing Iranian and Turkish influence.

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Putin’s Visit to the Gulf Puts Growing Russian Influence on Display

The pageantry that greeted Russian President Vladimir Putin in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates reflects the “quantum leap” in relations since his last state visit.

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The Aftershocks of Aleppo's Fall Continue to Shake the Region

From the establishment of the Turkey-Russia-Iran triumvirate to the ongoing Arab efforts to re-engage with Syria, everything can be traced back to the events of December 2016.

Dealing with the Syrian Regime is a Sad but Inevitable Reality

The United Arab Emirates will reopen its embassy in Damascus, and Bahrain and Kuwait are following suit.

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