go to top
Syrian President Bashar Assad reviews an honor guard at the Syrian Presidential Palace in Damascus, Syria. Syrian President Bashar Assad reviews an honor guard at the Syrian Presidential Palace in Damascus, Syria, July 17, 2021 (photo by the Syrian Presidency via Facebook via AP).

Syria’s Middle East Neighbors Are Thawing Ties With Damascus

Monday, Oct. 4, 2021

Editor’s note: This is the web version of our subscriber-only weekly newsletter, Middle East Memo, which takes a look at what’s happening, what’s being said and what’s on the horizon in the Middle East. Subscribe to receive it by email every Monday. If you’re already a subscriber, adjust your newsletter settings to receive it. 

The regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has been steadily pushing toward normalizing relations with a number of the states that had formally supported the opposition after the outbreak of Syria’s civil war 10 years ago. Two significant milestones this week suggest that momentum is shifting in Assad’s favor. ...

To read more,

enter your email address then choose one of the three options below.

Subscribe to World Politics Review and you'll receive instant access to 10,000+ articles in the World Politics Review Library, along with new comprehensive analysis every weekday . . . written by leading topic experts.