Making sense of the latest clash in Syria's complex civil war.
Latest in Syrian Civil War
Israel intercepts an Iranian drone and retaliates, U.S. troops attacked by the Assad regime, Egypt launches a new counterterrorism offensive, and Iraq raises funds to recover.
U.S. draws down its forces in Iraq, Mohammed bin Salman tries carrots and sticks with royal rivals, and Israeli and Palestinian officials are at an impasse.
The new plan laid out by Sec. Tillerson has noble goals, but hurts U.S. credibility by overpromising.
Turkey continues its offensive against the Kurds in Afrin, one challenger will be allowed on Egypt’s ballot in March, and Yemen’s pro-government coalition is falling apart.
Iran's regional strategy is shifting as Syria's civil war winds down and the Islamic State's caliphate collapses.
Tillerson’s new Syria strategy is silent on Turkey’s intervention, Vice President Pence receives a warm welcome in Jerusalem, and Egypt prepares for presidential elections in March.
Trump gives the JCPOA a “last chance,” Turkey prepares to attack U.S.-backed forces in eastern Syria and the U.N. stops short of accusing Iran of providing missiles to Yemeni rebels.
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Returning foreign fighters will return to the criminal networks they knew before going to Iraq and Syria. That's where European authorities should be looking for them.