Life after ISIS in Busayra, Deir al-Zour

In September 2017, the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) began a campaign to…


Life After ISIS in Tabqah, Syria

The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) captured Tabqah, located west of al-Raqqa…


Residents in Syria Favor Coalition Drones, Fear ISIS and Regime Drones

According to a recent Navanti survey, residents in Syria hold divided views on…


Increasing proliferation of drones garners mixed reactions from locals

This is the first part of a six-part series based on a Navanti survey about the…


The Human Toll of “Kneel and Starve” in al-Waer

This is the second in a two-part series examining iterative negotiations in…


In Syria’s al-Waer, Residents Adjust to a Years-Long Process of Surrender

This is the first in a two-part series examining iterative negotiations in…


What’s it like to be a Freelance Journalist in Syria?

Perilous. We reach Malek Kalabi (not his real name) a little after midnight at…


Tragedy Defines, not deters, Activists

Before Syria’s war began, what Sayid (not his real…