In the light of recent developments and with Assad in a position of strength, and Russia in the driving seat, Joris Couvreur looks ahead attempting to outline the way forward considering the interests of the major actors. Will the ceasefire last and will the peace process gain momentum?
Against the background of Moscow’s historical ties with Syria, Joris Couvreur critically assesses Russia’s recent surprise military intervention in the conflict in Syria, especially with respect to achieving a durable peaceful settlement.
The Middle East has always baffled Europeans, but, as Jolyon Howorth explains, five dimensions of regional and international politics are currently ripping apart Syria.
In this article, Joris Couvreur looks at the current state of play in the Syria conflict and argues that control over Syria’s state institutions is more important than seizing territory.
Joris Couvreur looks at what’s at stake for Syrian President Assad with the ongoing military action against ISIS.