Fawaz Gerges

War & Conflict

Air strikes on Syria: A long and uncertain shot

With ISIL moving towards urban warfare, serious questions regarding the efficacy of the US-led strat


Syria: The odds are against the opposition

On the campaign trail, Assad can only offer an exhausted and bleeding Syrian public a pyrrhic victory.


Syria: Elections in the time of carnage

Had Assad declined to run for a third term, he'd have shown that the country's future is more important than one man.


Echoes of the pope in al-Azhar mosque

The protests in Egypt and the rest of the Muslim world over remarks made by Pope Benedict XVI, who implicitly linked Islam and violence, particularly in regard to jihad have still not abated.