From bad to worse? 5 things 2018 will bring to the Middle East

Syrian Democratic Forces looking toward the northern town of Tabqa, Syria. Syrian Democratic Forces, via AP James L. Gelvin, University of California, Los Angeles It’s always dangerous to make... Read more »

What Has Russia Achieved in Syria?

Russian President Vladimir Putin recently announced a ‘significant’ troop withdrawal from the Syrian campaign on an unannounced visit to the Hmeimim airbase, near Latakia. Having made a similar promise to withdraw... Read more »

Democracy of Mass Destruction: Dissecting US Actions in Syria, Ukraine & Iran

The US has taken advantage of the recent mass antigovernment protests in Iran to reinforce pressure on that country, in line with President Trump’s already harsh stance against Tehran.... Read more »

US Base in At Tanf Fully Blocked by Syrian Troops

Russian General Staff Chief Army General Valery Gerasimov said that there was movement of militants from the US base in Syria’s At Tanf, which is currently fully blocked by... Read more »

What Went Wrong in Syria?

In this edition of The Interview, Fair Observer talks to the former US ambassador in Syria, Robert Ford. Robert Ford served as the US ambassador to Syria between 2011-2014,... Read more »