Idlib

What If the Worst-Case Scenario Happens in Idlib
What If the Worst-Case Scenario Happens in Idlib?

With the support of the EU states and the US, Turkey could convince Russia to establish a security belt in Idlib. Such a...

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

After Raids against Turkish Forces a New Approach is Needed
After Raids against Turkish Forces, a New Approach is Needed for Idlib

Assuming that no miracle will happen soon, the Turkish authorities need a new approach for Idlib. This should start with...

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

What Will Happen to Turkish Observation Posts in Idlib
What Will Happen to Turkish Observation Posts in Idlib?

There seem to be four pathways for Turkey: Withdrawing, escalating, postponing or preventing. Each of which will have its...

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Idlib s Crumbling Ceasefire is a Frightening Prospect for Civilians
Idlib’s Crumbling Ceasefire is a Frightening Prospect for Civilians

Idlib’s future has yet to be decided, but its current state could easily worsen. If the Assad regime attacks the city...

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Russia s Escalation in Idlib What s the Purpose
Russia’s Escalation in Idlib: What’s the Purpose?

If Turkey and the Syrian opposition fail to stand firm, the political transition process towards peace in Syria might fail.

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

The Nightmare in Idlib is Real A Firsthand Account of
The Nightmare in Idlib is Real: A Firsthand Account of the Horrors Being Perpetrated Today

Eight months later, the Assad regime, backed by Russian air power, has conducted a ruthless aerial campaign which has...

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Military Escalation in North Hama A Deal or a Dilemma
Military Escalation in North Hama: A Deal or a Dilemma?

A weak cease-fire is likely but also open to the possibility of further escalation in the field. Each party will possibly...

Monday, May 20, 2019

Four Scenarios for Idlib and the Future of Hayat Tahrir
Four Scenarios for Idlib and the Future of Hayat Tahrir al-Sham

Developments on the ground in Idlib and a bigger HTS presence will have serious implications for the international context...

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Turkey-US Relations Post-Brunson
Turkey-US Relations Post-Brunson

Brunson’s return to the U.S. and President Trump’s hosting of the pastor in the oval office with high level administration...

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Turkey amp Russia renew confidence ahead of October 15 demilitarization
Turkey & Russia renew confidence ahead of October 15 demilitarization deadline

Turkish Ministry of National Defence announced that the withdrawal of heavy weapons from the demilitarized zone of Idlib...

Thursday, October 11, 2018

What are the Implications of America's New Syria Policy for
What are the Implications of America's New Syria Policy for Turkey?

The U.S. policymakers in charge of the Syria policy would like to see Turkey enlisted on their side in their push back...

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Winning Idlib
Winning Idlib

At this stage, the most important objective for Turkey is to solve the potential radicalization of the armed groups. If...

Friday, September 21, 2018

Turkey Buys Time and Hope for Idlib
Turkey Buys Time (and Hope) for Idlib

Turkey’s Idlib deal gave the rebels one more month to consider their options. It gave Turkey another month to make its...

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Idlib surrounded by foreign terrorists
Idlib surrounded by foreign terrorists

Armed groups backed by Iran have been fighting alongside Syrian regime forces against the opposition.

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Idlib cease-fire protected by Turkey and Russia
Idlib cease-fire protected by Turkey and Russia

In line with Turkish President Erdogan's proposal, Turkey and Russia have agreed to strengthen the cease-fire in Syria's...

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Can the Turkish-Russian Deal Save Idlib
Can the Turkish-Russian Deal Save Idlib?

Turkey’s diplomatic success may have just saved thousands of innocent lives as well as yet another unnecessary...

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

As Diplomacy Moves on in Idlib so does Turkey s
As Diplomacy Moves on in Idlib, so does Turkey’s Deterrence Strategy

Turkey’s primary strategy in this game is to deter the Syrian regime from a brutal offensive while trying to find a middle...

Monday, September 17, 2018

Does Turkey s Idlib Resolution Work
Does Turkey’s Idlib Resolution Work?

This is the right time for the international society to take real responsibility in order to overcome the already...

Friday, September 14, 2018

Moderate opposition in Syria's Idlib braces for attack
Moderate opposition in Syria's Idlib braces for attack

The moderate opposition in Syria are preparing themselves against a potential attack from the Assad regime and its allies....

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Idlib and the Implications of a Shifting US Policy on
Idlib and the Implications of a Shifting US Policy on Syria

With the recent U.S. appointment of James Jeffrey, the new representative for engagement on Syria, there are signs that...

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

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