This month we launched a new Syria Question & Answer initiative. In an effort to connect with our followers and make sure that our work is targeted your needs, we solicited questions online and will be answering them in a series of short video responses. The video Q&A responses are live-streamed on our Facebook page and […]
Since the US launched missiles strikes against Assad’s Shayrat airbase last week in response to its deadly chemical attack, many media outlets have gathered international responses (links at bottom of post), but what do Syrians and conflict actors think? We are gathering the responses from key players in the conflict and will update this post as we go.
By Valerie Szybala, Executive Director, The Syria Institute
Original article here
The bloody scenes of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s scorched-earth campaign in Eastern Aleppo have faded from the news, yet the killing in Syria continues. As you read this, thousands of peaceful activists are still being murdered in the Assad’s regime’s industrial-scale torture system, and nearly 1 million Syrians are still trapped under siege.
Today Secretary of State John Kerry and the Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov announced a major development in their efforts to restore calm in Syria and bring the warring parties back to the negotiating table. After a full day of talks, Lavrov and Kerry held a joint press conference to announce that the US and Russia […]
As the U.S.-Russian efforts to reinstate Syria’s nationwide ceasefire continue to fall short, European powers appear to be taking the lead in a fresh burst of diplomatic effort: