Roy Gutman

Russia and Turkey Agree to Demilitarized Zone in Syria
The decision postpones a bloody battle that would have further deepened Syria's humanitarian crisis.
September 17, 2018
A ‘Final Offensive’ In Syria by Putin and Assad Suddenly Looks Like It’s On Hold
Bombing has stopped, some Syrian army units have redeployed – and anti-Assad demonstrations are erupting. But the rebels may turn on each other.
September 14, 2018
Who's Helping Millions of Syrians Displaced by War?
It's the world's biggest humanitarian crisis, but no one in the international community has oversight or responsibility.
May 27, 2014
For Syrians Fleeing Violence, Scant Refuge or Relief
An estimated 9,500 Syrians are being displaced every day — one family every minute — making Syria both the biggest and the fastest growing displacement crisis on Earth. But there are few resources to help them.
May 23, 2014
The Faces of Syria's Displaced
Syria is the world’s largest humanitarian crisis, with at least 6.5 million people displaced internally. These images offer a glimpse into their disrupted lives.
May 23, 2014
Tales By Ex-Detainees Raise Questions About Extremists’ Goals in Syria
The accounts of those imprisoned by ISIS reveal torture and abuse, but also a fixation on property and cash that provides insight into the group's finances.
February 11, 2014
In Recent Months, ISIS Targeted Hospitals, Doctors, Journalists
Late last year, the extremist jihadists began attacking "soft" targets in Syria -- a move that has raised questions about its relationship with the Assad regime.
February 11, 2014
Battle Against ISIS May Help Unify Fractured Syrian Rebels
The disparate rebel factions coalesced earlier this year to drive the extremist jihadis from al-Atareb, a strategic town in northern Syria.
February 11, 2014