Benjamin Allard

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Smoke rises from a blaze at a vehicle gathering point for civilians fleeing from the south of Idlib province after a government bombardment in the village of Maar Shurin in northwestern Syria on Aug. 25. (Omar Haj Kadour/AFP/Getty Images (Omar Haj Kadour/AFP/Getty Images)

By most accounts, the Syrian civil war seems to be winding down, with the exception of the Kurdish stronghold in the north. Rebel fighters have been almost entirely backed into a final stronghold in Idlib province, without a feasible strategy to fight back against the regime.

In the post-Cold War era, this situation would typically be accompanied by a renewal of diplomatic efforts to end the war. But peace talks appear to have stalled alongside the conflict. Instead, the war seems to be ending via a slow surrender by a fractured insurgency.

A slow surrender in Syria

The changing nature of the more than 80 cease-fire agreements that have sprinkled the conflict show the slow process of rebel surrender.…  Seguir leyendo »