Joshua Landis

University of Oklahoma

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Joahua Landis is Professor of History at the University of Oklahoma and Director of its Center for Middle East Studies. An expert on Syria, he edits the SyriaComment blog.

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Secretary of State John Kerry said last year that Syria's Assad regime helped create ISIS — to distract the US by aiding alternative enemies in the region.

The plot thickens in Syria

Secretary of State John Kerry said last year that Syria's Assad regime helped create ISIS — to distract the US by aiding alternative enemies in the region.

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Vladimir Putin surprised the world when he suddenly started bombing in Syria last September.

Russia's Withdrawal from Syria: Is It Real?

Vladimir Putin surprised the world when he suddenly started bombing in Syria last September.

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Three years ago, it appeared that anti-government uprisings might lead to the spread of democracy in the Middle East.

Whatever Happened to the "Arab Spring?"

Three years ago, it appeared that anti-government uprisings might lead to the spread of democracy in the Middle East.

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