How Iran Dealt with Recent Developments in Manbij
Iran quickly supported the advance of the Syrian regular forces towards the Kurdish militias-controlled town of Manbij on 28 December.
Can Moscow Trade Iran’s Influence in Syria for Sanctions?
The new Russian ideas do not accommodate the new realities ensuing from the spiraling tension between the US and Iran.
What Does Iran’s Absence from the Istanbul Quartet Summit Mean?
Iranian estimates have linked the exclusion of Tehran from participation at the summit with the ongoing escalation with the US.
The Political Arrangements in Syria from the Russian Perspective
Russia seems to be gearing for fresh efforts to reach new political arrangements in Syria, after the balance of power has shifted.
Why is ISIS trying to make a comeback to its previous strongholds?
ISIS seems to be intent on returning to the areas from which it was driven out or its influence has receded over the past period.