Infographic: The Assad Coalition

The crumbling Syrian military has been heavily propped up by the Russian and Iranian interventions, and its combat forces have been reinforced by a dizzying array of foreign and local militias.

This TSI infographic provides an overview of what forces are actually fighting for the Syrian government.

Syria Situation Updates

Check out TSI's Situation Updates for expertly curated summaries of key political, military, and humanitarian developments in Syria, in addition to notable reports, statements, and media.

Visit our Situation Update archive page HERE.

YPG Cheat Sheet:

The YPG or the People's Protection Units is a Kurdish military force in Syria that serves as the armed branch of the Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD). Read TSI's YPG Cheat Sheet to learn more.


Check out the rest of our Cheat Sheets for more concise overviews of key actors in the Syrian conflict.

Siege Watch - Third Quarterly Report

Siege Watch is a joint initiative of PAX and TSI that monitors conditions in Syria’s besieged communities. This current report focuses on developments from May to July 2016. Read the full report HERE.

Visit the Siege Watch website to view our interactive map and read previous reports.

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TSI Quick Reaction Summary of US-Russia Agreement

A summary and analysis of the key points of the agreement announced on 09 September 2016 by US Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in Geneva.

Visit the TSI Syria Blog for more.