Hassan Hassan is a resident fellow at the Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy, in Washington, and associate fellow at Chatham House’s Middle East and North Africa Programme. He is author, with Michael Weiss, of ISIS: Inside the Army of Terror. Follow him on Twitter @hxhassan.

Sinking Ship

A major minority sect in Syria doesn't want to fight for an imperiled regime, and could be critical in deciding the next phase of the civil war.