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.

from To the Point

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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