In the face of an increasingly extreme jihadist opposition, lack of basic necessities, and exhaustion from the six-year conflict, there seems to be an overwhelming desire to return to normalcy in Syria. While there has not been any noticeable uptick in enthusiasm for the Syrian regime, a sector of the population seems to have accepted Assad as their best option in the search for peace. Anchal Vohra discusses this shift in opinion as Syrians seem to be simply exhausted by war. Read more here.