What Just Happened in Idlib?

On 19 September, the Syrian government sent a defiant message to the international community by lighting Idlib on fire with a wave of airstrikes against hospitals, first responders, IDP shelters and other civilian targets across the governorate.

Collision Course? Summary of Recent Escalation in E. Syria

On Sunday 18 June, the US military shot a Syrian Air Force jet out of the sky to the south of Raqqa city. This air-to-air engagement between the US and Syria is a serious escalation, and comes coming amidst rapidly increasing tensions between the US and the Assad Coalition backers – Russia & Iran – […]

TSI Video Q&A #4 – Are we sure Assad used chemical weapons?

TSI Video Q&A #3 – What’s the deal with safe zones?

TSI’s Director Valerie Szybala answers the question: “Why are so many, including the UN, opposing safe zones in Syria? Especially in the north Kurdish part of the country?”

TSI Q&A Video Series #2 – Redrawing the Map?

In our second video for the Syria Q&A initiative, TSI’s Executive Director tackles the topic of Syria’s territorial integrity, Kurdish independence, and redrawing the map. Here is the question in full, as submitted by TSI follower Sean McGrath: “Is the reunification of Syria as it was pre-2011 realistic? Or are there talks of redrawing borders and […]