Gabriel White

Gabriel White is a graduate student at American University’s School of International Service pursuing an M.A. in International Security. He is 2017 a recipient of the NSEP Boren Fellowship and works on Baltic regional security issues in Tallinn Estonia. He tweets at @Gabriel___White.

Russia will try to parlay its military successes into a diplomatic bargain that offers the Kremlin implicit control of Syria’s political destiny.

The human terrain of Syria is shifting. Buried below last week’s headlines was the news of what might amount to the largest proposed population swap in recent history.

Why do durable primordial-like identities persist? 

Should Aleppo fall, the options for a military solution will require significantly higher levels of risk and a political solution will rely on terms dictated by Moscow and Tehran.