Hay’at Tahrir al Sham’s gamble: the failure of blood
As HTS grows at the expense of others, opposition representatives will continue to lose negotiating power in the Astana and Geneva talks, leaving Assad and Russia only one option with which to end the war.
The allure of war: the motivations of Jordanian foreign fighters in Syria
Broadly speaking, religious motivations are the primary draw for Jordanian volunteers in Syria.
Divide and conquer: offer Jabhat al-Nusra access to the Syrian peace talks
Jabhat al-Nusra’s split from al-Qaeda offers the west a unique and crucial opportunity to create a fully inclusive and strengthened transition in Syria.
The fluidity of identity among Jordanian foreign fighters in Syria
Jordanian volunteers in Syria come from diverse ideological backgrounds that do not necessarily align with the groups they join.