This backgrounder provides a technical description of the Turkish RF-4E, the Syrian air defenses, analysis of the differing radar snapshots provided by Syria and Turkey, and analysis of the current situation.
Middle East Security Project
Why it's a great thing that the Syrian opposition is fragmented.
Washington, D.C. – Fifteen months into the uprising in Syria, international leaders are still struggling to figure out how to support Syria’s evolving opposition. In his new report Senior Research Analyst Joseph Holliday suggests that external support to the insurgency could do as much harm as good if it is not directed in a way that reinforces the growth of responsible rebel organizations.