Syria

A Turkish-American Confrontation in Northeast Syria is Avoidable
A Turkish-American Confrontation in Northeast Syria is Avoidable

A common understanding between Turkey and the U.S. is the establishment of a safe-zone in northeast Syria. However, both...

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Three Ways to Increase Security in Afrin
Three Ways to Increase Security in Afrin

There are three ways to improve security in Afrin: The cleansing of Tel Rifaat, a strong Turkish footprint model and the...

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Abdul Basit Saroot The Syrian Revolution s Voice From the
Abdul Basit Saroot: The Syrian Revolution’s Voice From the Grave

Abdul Basit Saroot was the voice of a nation ripped apart by a crimson dictator hell bent on keeping power at any cost.

Friday, July 5, 2019

The US Needs to Re-engage with the Syrian Opposition
The US Needs to Re-engage with the Syrian Opposition

Daesh is now in a new era in which popular support and acceptable governance will be the main effective tools to grab the...

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Can the US Confront Iran in Syria
Can the US Confront Iran in Syria?

The current escalation in the Basra Bay may have seemingly calmed down, but will the downing of the U.S. drone have...

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Masquerading the YPG Will Not Improve Turkey-US Relations
Masquerading the YPG Will Not Improve Turkey-US Relations

If the U.S. wants to have any real change on the ground in order to step forward for the discussed safe zone, the U.S....

Tuesday, June 18, 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

The Syrian Regime s Strategy of Forced Migration
The Syrian Regime’s Strategy of Forced Migration

Forced migration and displacement are among the unlawful and most effective measures that the Assad regime has been using....

Sunday, May 12, 2019

The Occupation of Deir Ezzor
The Occupation of Deir Ezzor

The frustration of the local Arab population in Deir Ezzor is grounded in the unequal share of oil incomes, arbitrary...

Friday, May 3, 2019

US intervention will not end the civil war

Speaking to the New Turkey on the possible U.S.

Thursday, August 29, 2013

The Fate of Syria s Constitutional Committee
The Fate of Syria’s Constitutional Committee

Without the participation of the Syrian public, both inside and outside Syria, a constitution written in Geneva, Astana,...

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Ending the Confusion over U S Withdrawal from Syria
Ending the Confusion over U.S. Withdrawal from Syria

Without admitting a policy failure, the U.S. will not be able to achieve meaningful cooperation with Turkey. That will...

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Turkey's S-400 Deal The Last Straw that Breaks the Camel's
Turkey's S-400 Deal: The Last Straw that Breaks the Camel's Back in US-Turkey Relations?

Turkey's purchase of S-400s from Russia is more than a simple choice. It's a strategic choice that might re-shape Turkey's...

Monday, March 11, 2019

The Unspoken Syrian Tribes in the Syrian Civil War
The Unspoken Syrian Tribes in the Syrian Civil War

While Turkey and the U.S. discuss a potential safe-zone in northern Syria, especially in the areas below the 20-mile line,...

Saturday, March 9, 2019

Is the US Going to Withdraw from Syria or Not
Is the US Going to Withdraw from Syria or Not?

The U.S. administration has been persuaded to leave a residual U.S. force (400 soldiers), which would certainly make SDF...

Friday, March 1, 2019

US Policy Towards Syria A Tangled Mess of Bilateral Negotiations
US Policy Towards Syria: A Tangled Mess of Bilateral Negotiations

Conditions in Northern Syria may force Turkey to follow "first act then deal" option.

Saturday, February 23, 2019

A Safe Zone in Northern Syria is a Must for
A Safe Zone in Northern Syria is a Must for Turkey

If the U.S. and Turkey can work together on establishing a safe zone in northern Syria with the goal of achieving...

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Between Rock and a Hard Place The Armed Syrian Opposition
Between Rock and a Hard Place: The Armed Syrian Opposition In Idlib

Under current circumstances, the Syrian opposition remains weak in their disunity and seem incapable of getting rid of...

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Assad s Comeback A Lebanese Perspective
Assad’s Comeback? A Lebanese Perspective

Lebanon fears the return of the Assad regime to the regional and international arena, and thus its old influence on...

Monday, February 4, 2019

Protecting the YPG Should not be a Goal of the
Protecting the YPG Should not be a Goal of the US Withdrawal

Some argue that the U.S. should not abandon their allies on the ground and leave them to their fate, which would amount to...

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

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