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Noah Bonsey

Former Senior Analyst, Syria

In The News

17 Apr 2018
The Syrian regime is gaining militarily. It has little interest in negotiating at the national level. So there isn't a pathway right now for a sustainable political solution in Syria. Voice of America

Noah Bonsey

Former Senior Analyst, Syria
16 Mar 2018
It’s notable that both Russia and the U.S. tried to downplay [the conflagration between the U.S. and Russian mercenaries in Syria], especially given the casualties involved. NBC News

Noah Bonsey

Former Senior Analyst, Syria
26 Feb 2018
It’s fair to say the U.S. policy options in Syria were never good and never easy, and they’ve gotten steadily worse and harder as the war has gone on. Wbur

Noah Bonsey

Former Senior Analyst, Syria
16 Feb 2018
[The incident in Deir al-Zour is] clouded in more ambiguity than usual, even by the standards of the Syrian war. Someone may have viewed that as an opportunity. The New Yorker

Noah Bonsey

Former Senior Analyst, Syria
11 Feb 2018
There is still a significant gap between the [Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG)] and [Syrian] regime positions on the future of northeastern Syria. Reuters

Noah Bonsey

Former Senior Analyst, Syria
8 Feb 2018
It's premature to say that [the conflict in the east of Syria] is winding down. Elements of the conflict are winding down, and other elements are escalating. Los Angeles Times

Noah Bonsey

Former Senior Analyst, Syria

Latest Updates

No Winners in Turkey’s New Offensive into Syria

No victor is likely in costly new battles between Turkey and Syrian Kurdish forces in north-western Syria. Difficulties faced by Turkish troops include a hostile population and hilly territory that favours its battle-hardened insurgent foes, and the offensive puts new stress on Turkey’s already strained relationship with its main strategic ally, the U.S.

Will the Americans Abandon Us?

Our Senior Analyst for Syria Noah Bonsey visits the north east of the country to meet a Syrian Kurdish organisation that has made the region relatively secure, yet knows that it still has far to go in its struggle – particularly for long-term U.S. support.

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What's at Stake in the Syrian Peace Talks in Astana?

As a new round of Russian and Turkish-backed peace talks on Syria gets underway, Senior Syria Analyst Noah Bonsey looks at the shifting political dynamics and the challenges ahead.

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What Comes After the Bloody Battle for Aleppo?

Despite the Syrian regime’s brutally effective campaign to recapture Aleppo, it cannot celebrate victory yet. In this Q&A, Senior Syria Analyst Noah Bonsey talks about the factors likely to fuel greater violence, increased radicalisation and more massive displacement. 

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