Syrian Civil War
Michael Gunter, a veteran of Kurdish studies, in The Kurds: A Modern History, revisits their continuing struggle for recognition and statehood.
Russia's recent use of Iranian airbases to launch airstrikes in Syria has surprised many in the Middle Eastern media.
Fighting continues in Syria’s second city, Aleppo, where rebels are struggling to break a siege by government forces.
Since the beginning of the conflict in Syria four years ago, many have looked for reliable academic sources on the subject. For the first few years, only a smattering of journal articles appeared to provide a deeper and peer-reviewed analysis of the conflict ripping Syria apart.
As clashes among the various armed groups in Syria continue unabated, the regional press likewise continues to debate what has caused the violence to endure.