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The US bombed the Syrian government for the first time on Thursday.

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While the world has been fixated with ISIS, al-Qaeda has been rebuilding its strength in Syria

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Syria’s Kurds are finding themselves imperilled by shifts in the Syrian civil war

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After repeated ceasefires failures, we assess the most likely outcomes for the Syrian conflict.

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al-Nusra’s recent attempt to detach itself from its controversial patron is suspicious

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A recent bombing of a bank in Beirut is a symptom of underlying tensions within Lebanese society.

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The geopolitical rivalry between Saudi Arabia and Iran will drive regional developments in 2016.

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Concerned about developments on its southern border, Turkey will adopt a more assertive stance towards the Syrian and possibly engage in a limited intervention.

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Turkey’s desire for a no fly zone over northern Syria has been frustrated by Russian intervention.

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As Western leaders soften their stance over Bashar al Assad’s future, the groundwork for a political solution may be in the offing.