Syrian Civil War

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

Military activity has started in Manbij after US withdrawal
Military activity has started in Manbij after US withdrawal

News agencies reported yesterday that the Syrian regime is dispatching forces and equipment to the village of Arimah, 25...

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

What is Turkey's Military Agenda in Northern Syria
What is Turkey's Military Agenda in Northern Syria?

Turkey’s strategic objective is clear: to de-territorialize the YPG/PYD alongside its Syrian border, fix relations with...

Friday, December 14, 2018

Turkey Russia and Iran agreed on the establishment of a
Turkey, Russia and Iran agreed on the establishment of a constitutional commission in Syria

Yesterday in Geneva, Foreign Ministers of Turkey, Russia and Iran - Mevlut Cavusoglu, Sergey Lavrov, Muhammad Javad Zarif...

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Can the US have its Cake and Eat it too
Can the US have its Cake and Eat it too in Syria?

The U.S. balancing act between supporting the PYD and providing reassurances to Turkey to be able to cooperate on the...

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Combatting Criminal Gangs in Northern Syria
Combatting Criminal Gangs in Northern Syria

While some media outlets reported efforts in Syria as "internal fighting among Turkey-backed groups," in reality, there...

Monday, November 26, 2018

Has Turkey s Syria Policy Changed
Has Turkey’s Syria Policy Changed?

Turkey's policy of keeping and enlarging its military presence in Syria has two aims: Sustaining Turkey’s national...

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Does Quadruple Talk in Istanbul Signal Peace for Syria
Does Quadruple Talk in Istanbul Signal Peace for Syria?

One way to prevent a regime coalition offensive in Idlib would be if the U.S. stepped in. If the U.S. could come to a more...

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Turkey may consult with its 81 million citizens for EU
Turkey may consult with its 81 million citizens for EU accession process

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan spoke at the TRT World Forum, touching upon issues such as reforming the UN, the...

Friday, October 5, 2018

Jordan s Rukban Death camp for Syrians in the desert
Jordan’s Rukban: Death camp for Syrians in the desert

The Assad regime has been preventing any form of assistance to a refugee camp in Rukban - Syria's border to Jordan.

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

The False Promise of the United Nations
The False Promise of the United Nations

In order to start a new initiative for UN reform, the UNGA should question President Trump’s speech as it reveals the main...

Friday, September 28, 2018

US-backed coalition in Syria has killed 2 832 civilians
US-backed coalition in Syria has killed 2,832 civilians

According to the Syrian Network for Human Rights, a total of 2,832 civilians - over half of them women and children - have...

Wednesday, September 26, 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

Fortifying and nourishing Turkish-Russian relations
Fortifying and nourishing Turkish-Russian relations

Talks on Syria have brought Ankara and Moscow closer together, and are helping in developments and collaboration on other...

Wednesday, September 19, 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

Idlib crisis ends with major diplomatic victory for Turkey
Idlib crisis ends with major diplomatic victory for Turkey

Erdogan reiterated his commitment to a strong Turkish presence in Idlib as follows: "We have been invited by the Syrian...

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

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