Syria

Who Was James Le Mesurier of the White Helmets
Who Was James Le Mesurier of the White Helmets?

Le Mesurier is largely seen as the co-founder of the White Helmets, and the loss of such a major advocate for the group...

Monday, November 25, 2019

Russia May Turn Idlib Into a Tit-For-Tat Game
Russia May Turn Idlib Into a Tit-For-Tat Game

Turkey needs to change the balance of power in Idlib in its favor in order to have a stronger position in the tit-for-tat...

Friday, November 22, 2019

Why Does Iran Fail to Grasp Turkey s Security Concerns
Why Does Iran Fail to Grasp Turkey’s Security Concerns in Syria?

Iran’s ambivalent policy fuels distrust of Turkey’s decision makers towards Iran. If Iran continues to follow this policy,...

Thursday, October 31, 2019

Germany s Safe Zone Proposal A Failed Move for Domestic
Germany’s Safe Zone Proposal: A Failed Move for Domestic Ambitions

At the end of the day, the move by the CDU leader will most likely not contribute positively towards her ambitions of...

Thursday, October 31, 2019

Why Did the CHP Change Its Position Over Syria Again
Why Did the CHP Change Its Position Over Syria Again?

The CHP’s flip-flopping position on the Syria issue shows a clash of opinions between two different blocs within the party.

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Is a Trilateral Summit between the US Russia and Turkey
Is a Trilateral Summit between the US, Russia, and Turkey Achievable?

Turkey’s growing relations with Russia and the US will offer new opportunities for the de-escalation of the Syrian conflict.

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

The YPG Myth Downplays a Danger For the West
The YPG Myth Downplays a Danger For the West

A false narrative is established in which YPG members, sympathizers and even its leading figures are only discussed within...

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Is a New Adana Agreement on the Agenda
Is a New Adana Agreement on the Agenda?

Russia has long argued for the reactivation of the Adana protocol to facilitate direct contacts between Damascus and...

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Why Turkey Is Dismantling the YPG from Northern Syria
Why Turkey Is Dismantling the YPG from Northern Syria

No doubt, Operation Peace Spring will take its place in the history books as a military operation through which Turkey's...

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Wilfully Ignorant Western Objections to Turkey Are Not Based On
Wilfully Ignorant? Western Objections to Turkey Are Not Based On Facts But Prejudice

Western countries, think-tanks, and media representatives do not hesitate to challenge Turkey in favor of the YPG. This...

Friday, October 18, 2019

The Propaganda War over Northern Syria Who Wins Who Loses
The Propaganda War over Northern Syria: Who Wins? Who Loses?

Why do European countries harshly criticize Turkey's Operation Peace Spring in Northern Syria? One of the answers lies in...

Thursday, October 17, 2019

The YPG Has a Bloody History in Syria But the
The YPG Has a Bloody History in Syria, But the West Turns a Blind Eye

How can a terrorist organization such as the PKK, which is regarded as a prohibited terrorist organization both in Europe...

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Al Hol Camp in Hasakah might breed the Next Generation
Al Hol Camp in Hasakah might breed the Next Generation of Daesh

The situation in Al Hol camp has a huge potential to create the next generation of Daesh, similar to Camp Bucca in Iraq...

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Will One Million People return to Syria's Safe Zone
Will One Million People return to Syria's Safe Zone?

It is clear that if 350,000 Syrian refugees returned back to the tiny areas of northern Aleppo and Afrin, the return of...

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Can Russia Install its Kadyrov in Syria
Can Russia Install its Kadyrov in Syria?

Russia can find its Syrian Kadyrov. However, in contrast to Chechnya, Russia needs to balance and share power with another...

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

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

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Does Germany’s Political System Need Fundamental Reform?
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