TINY EMIRATE TINYURLS
Why Did Qatar Try to Hack Syrian Opposition Leaders?
The hugely rich but increasingly embattled emirate has a lot of powerful enemies, and not much faith in its friends. It’s been trying to spy on both.
Turkey Has Grand Plans for al Qaeda’s Syrian Spin-Off
Turkish President Erdogan cut a deal last month with Russia to stop a massacre in northern Syria, but the story doesn’t end there. Indeed, it’s just beginning.
Will There Be a Second Arab Spring?
The Middle East’s youthquake could still have its revolution.
Don’t Count Out ISIS Just Yet
The Islamic State once seemed inexorable in its violence and terror. Now, it's on the back foot in Syria and Iraq—but celebrating its demise is premature.
Pentagon Officials Push Back Against Bolton’s Syria War Talk
John Bolton says U.S. troops will stay in Syria as long as Iran’s do. Never mind ISIS—welcome to an even more confusing era in a war whose endpoint just got yanked away.
The Putin-Assad ‘Final Offensive’ in Syria Suddenly On Hold
Bombing has stopped, some Syrian army units have redeployed—and anti-Assad demonstrations are erupting. But the rebels may turn on each other.
Team Trump Warns Russia on Syria Bloodbath
The Russians are playing tough, but on this issue the Trump administration may play tougher.