Analysis No Peace Conference Will Rid Syria of Gang Control

Neither the Free Syrian Army nor the regime can promise that Syria won’t just remain a state of militias.

Finally, a cease-fire has been declared in Syria. No, not between the regime and the Free Syrian Army, or between Al-Qaida and the Free Syrian Army. It’s between the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, headed by Abu Bakr al-Baghadadi, and the Falcons of the Levant Brigade, headed by Abu Issa...