Sam Heller is a Beirut-based researcher and analyst.

Civil War Within a Civil War

In northwest Idlib province, a hard-line rebel group vies for influence and control with al Qaeda. But the future may rest more on personal relationships than ideological loyalties.


Syria’s ceasefire hasn’t applied to one Kurdish Aleppo neighborhood, which has been wracked by non-stop violence—and now, Kurds allege, a chemical weapons attack.