Syria

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

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

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