Reuters/Al Shemali - A rocket is fired towards forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad in Salah al-Din neighbourhood in central Aleppo.
Charles Lister and Will McCants say the nature of the Syrian conflict’s complexity has changed due to each of the conflict’s parties reevaluating their positions as the civil war drags on. After assessing the conflict’s main players, the authors conclude that interests and forms of belligerents are clearer now than in the early days of the civil war. However, this is not a case for optimism; what could once be shaped is less likely to bend now. Read More ›