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Christopher Solomon

Christopher Solomon

Christopher Solomon is a Middle East analyst, researcher, editor, and writer based in the Washington DC area. He works for a US defence consultancy and is the author of the book, In Search of Greater Syria (I.B. Tauris/Bloomsbury). Christopher is a Co-Editor for Syria Comment and a contributor to the Economist Intelligence Unit.

Analysis: The fact that Assad is likely to stay in power hangs over Western countries as they work to hold the Syrian regime accountable for war crimes it committed during the brutal crackdown that followed the 2011 uprising.

12 April, 2023

Analysis: The US Senate's move to repeal the resolution that allowed former president George W. Bush to invade Iraq in 2003 had bipartisan support. What does this mean for the future of the US military's current role in the Middle East?

04 April, 2023

Analysis: India and Egypt are rapidly strengthening bilateral ties, but what is New Delhi's wider role in the Middle East and how do Cairo's economic troubles factor into the picture?

01 February, 2023

Analysis: From Central Asia to North Africa, Turkey remains a critical lynchpin in the regional power dynamics of the Middle East. As Turkey moves ahead into 2023, it will be presented with steep challenges as well as new opportunities.

04 January, 2023

Analysis: With the latest round of peace talks underway in Astana, Kazakhstan between warring parties and foreign powers in Syria's conflict, can the negotiations actually bring about meaningful progress?

01 December, 2022

Analysis: With Benjamin Netanyahu back at the helm amid the prospect of a far-right government, Israel could intensify attacks against Iranian-linked targets in Syria.

17 November, 2022

Analysis: Iran's reported military assistance to Russia adds to the conflict's new international dimensions and complicates a range of diplomatic and security issues beyond the war in Ukraine.

25 October, 2022

Analysis: The Democratic Party’s direction will depend on three primary criteria: the political strength of the party's centrist leadership, the trajectory of Israeli politics, and the long-term views of the American public towards Palestinians.

13 October, 2022

Analysis: The National Resistance Front of Afghanistan is now deep in the midst of a guerrilla war. How the group will be able to survive the Taliban's onslaught and obtain international support will be critical for assessing Afghanistan's future.

27 September, 2022

Analysis: Recent airstrikes have returned a spotlight on America's role in northeastern Syria, but Washington's military goals in the country are the subject of much debate and its plans for the future remain unclear.

08 September, 2022