Ibrahim Hamidi is a Syrian journalist, and Senior Diplomatic Editor at Asharq Awsat, a pan- Arab newspaper based in London. Hamidi was Damascus bureau of Arab daily newspaper Al-Hayat for 22 years, and contributes to several other international media outlets and think tanks.
The South Syria Deal: Two Years Later
Two years since the deal was struck, the region remains violent and insecure. As diplomatic attention turns to Syrian opposition forces in the country’s northwest, it is important to examine Washington’s gambit in abandoning its support of local forces in the south.