Syria

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

How Cheap Drones Became Assets for Terrorist Organizations
How Cheap Drones Became Assets for Terrorist Organizations

The use of drones became popular among terrorist organizations as soon as the security vulnerability they contained was...

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Turkey's Options for a Safe Zone in Syria
Turkey's Options for a Safe Zone in Syria

In the long run, in case of a full U.S. withdrawal, it is not sustainable for the YPG to maintain their military presence...

Friday, January 18, 2019

What was Offered to Ankara in Moscow
What was Offered to Ankara in Moscow?

Maintaining a negotiation process with Russia or the U.S. will not provide Turkey with ultimate solutions to its security...

Saturday, January 26, 2019

Why Arab Countries are Changing their Strategies Towards Syria
Why Arab Countries are Changing their Strategies Towards Syria

Many countries, including the UAE and Saudi Arabia perceive the post-war reconstruction of Syria as an opportunity to...

Friday, January 25, 2019

Taking Stock of the Syria Withdrawal Decision
Taking Stock of the Syria Withdrawal Decision

The Syria withdrawal decision is criticized on many fronts but most critics complain more about the style and timing than...

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

US-Turkey Cooperation in Syria Requires Serious Strategy
US-Turkey Cooperation in Syria Requires Serious Strategy

Going forward, the central question will remain the same: what is the U.S. strategy in Syria? With or without U.S. troop...

Monday, January 7, 2019

Macron s Syria Policy Does France want to Play the
Macron’s Syria Policy: Does France want to Play the Role of the US?

French President Emmanuel Macron took his stance in the White House-Pentagon conflict, praising James Mattis, who resigned...

Thursday, January 3, 2019

Turkey's Syria Strategy after the US Withdrawal
Turkey's Syria Strategy after the US Withdrawal

Trump’s decision brought many opportunities to repair especially the U.S.’s wrong strategy of working with a terrorist...

Thursday, December 27, 2018

Erdogan in the NYT Turkey is the only Viable Partner
Erdogan in the NYT: Turkey is the only Viable Partner for the US

Erdogan states that Turkey can defeat (and has already defeated) Daesh militarily and, further, it is capable of...

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

How will the Legacy of 2018 shape Politics in the
How will the Legacy of 2018 shape Politics in the Middle East in 2019?

The legacy of 2018 will be clearly visible during the following year. There would be serious consequences as a result of...

Monday, December 31, 2018

Turkey's Counter-Terrorism Efforts in 2018
Turkey's Counter-Terrorism Efforts in 2018

With the recent U.S. decision to pull out of Syria and stop supporting the PKK’s Syrian offshoot PYD, it seems like 2019...

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

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