Outside observers are keen to declare the Syrian conflict almost over. It is anything but.
In this first of two podcasts, listen in to hear about the rebooting of a Syrian rebel group, an old drug and your computer.
The US seems stuck in War-on-Terror mode even though reality has moved on.
When it comes to the Syrian opposition, it's practically impossible to separate 'moderates' from 'extremists'.
The final article of our series on the historical roots of Islamic State examines the role recent Western intervention in the Middle East played in the group's inexorable rise.