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Russia reiterates it will form a constituent assembly to draft a constitution for Syria. But this would only circumvent addressing more vital issues, writes Bassel Oudat in Damascus

Military disagreements are erupting between Russia and Iran in Syria, including indirect clashes that could mark the end of their tactical alliance, writes Bassel Oudat in Damascus

The Russian alliance with Iran in Syria and Iran’s deep infiltration of the country will make it difficult for the Russians to curb Tehran, writes Bassel Oudat in Damascus

The US is creating a safe zone in northern Syria that Turkey will control, but neither power is prioritising the needs of local residents, writes Bassel Oudat in Damascus

Israel is striking deeper into Syria after the announcement of the withdrawal of US forces from the country, with the apparent aim of targeting Iran, writes Bassel Oudat in Damascus

Armed groups in northern Syria are finishing each other off in what is believed to be part of a restructuring of the region, writes Bassel Oudat in Damascus

Moves are afoot to rehabilitate the Syrian regime by re-admitting it to membership of the Arab League

The US has announced it will keep its forces in Syria indefinitely as part of the war against the Islamic State and other terrorist groups in the region, writes Bassel Oudat in Damascus

The world’s leading powers are battling over Syria’s new constitution, with Russia insisting it should be based on the Astana Process and the US wanting to see it supervised by the UN, writes Bassel Oudat in Damascus

A new UN envoy to Syria begins his tenure next month, with the challenges awaiting him being close to insoluble, writes Bassel Oudat in Damascus

Various meetings on the Syrian crisis took place in October, but with few if any results, writes Bassel Oudat in Damascus

UN Envoy to Syria Staffan de Mistura will step down at the end of November, with his personal failure to find a political solution to the Syrian crisis being added to that of the UN, writes Bassel Oudat in Damascus

The US has said it will maintain a military presence in Syria until further notice, thus putting a political solution out of reach, writes Bassel Oudat in Damascus

The US has renewed its commitment to a political solution in Syria, but it is still doing nothing to bring one about, writes Bassel Oudat in Damascus

Russia is working to return the Syrian refugees to their country, but few have returned in the absence of a political solution to the conflict, writes Bassel Oudat in Damascus

The summit between Russia, Iran and Turkey on Syria failed to find a solution to conflicting interests, with hundreds of thousands of civilians likely to pay the price, writes Bassel Oudat in Damascus

Russia and the Syrian regime have been encouraging the return of the Syrian refugees to their country, though the latter can have little confidence in either, writes Bassel Oudat in Damascus

The Islamic State group has attacked a Druze region in southern Syria, raising questions as to who is benefiting from its revival

Three million opposition lives are in danger in Idlib, a strategic area for international players in the Syrian crisis, writes Bassel Oudat in Damascus

Israel was strongly present at the recent US-Russia summit in Helsinki, showing its determination to decide Syria’s military and political fate, writes Bassel Oudat in Damascus

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