Issam Chehadat

Issam Chehadat

Issam Chehadat worked at the French Institute for the Near East (IFPO) until 2014. He has completed extensive translation projects such as “Dictionnaire géographique de l’Empire Ottoman, of Mostras, Paris, 1879. Edited by Dar Ibn Hazm, Beyrout, 2002.”; “Topographie historique de la Syrie antique et médiévale, of René Dussaud, Librairie orientaliste Paul Geuthner, Paris, 1927. Edited by Institut français du Proche-Orient, Beyrouth, Ifpo, 2013.
Russia in Syria

Russia in Syria

February 26, 2016
In the last five years Russia has been a keen supporter of Bashar Assad and eventually, decided to intervene militarily in Syria and as it claimed to fight terrorism and takfirist groups. But why did the Kremlin actually intervene? What is the truth about its intentions? And most importantly, how should we read this intervention?