Syrian Civil War

Why the Northern Syrian Oil Fields Are So Important to
Why the Northern Syrian Oil Fields Are So Important to Trump

Despite President Donald Trump repeatedly saying that US troops are staying in Syria in order to 'secure the oil', data...

Saturday, November 16, 2019

Europe's Response to Turkey's Military Operation is Less About Security
Europe's Response to Turkey's Military Operation is Less About Security and More About Prejudice

Turkey’s recent military operation against the YPG in northeast Syria brought to the surface all of the unresolved issues...

Friday, November 8, 2019

European Daesh Fighters A Nightmare Knocking on the EU s
European Daesh Fighters: A Nightmare Knocking on the EU’s Door

Taking those foreign terrorist fighters back is the legal obligation of their home countries, but most know that their...

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Operation Peace Spring was an Obligation to Turkey's Sovereignty
Operation Peace Spring was an Obligation to Turkey's Sovereignty

Calling it an invasion falls short of explaining the conditions that brought Turkey to this threshold. Indeed, the latest...

Wednesday, October 23, 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 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

What Will Be Turkey s Possible Operation Plan in Syria
What Will Be Turkey’s Possible Operation Plan in Syria?

The joint Syrian-Turkish operation aims initially to liberate Arab areas from the YPG. This clearly contradicts with the...

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

How Will Turkey s Military Operation Affect Domestic Politics
How Will Turkey’s Military Operation Affect Domestic Politics?

There are two different approaches among political parties to Turkey's upcoming military operation. The AK Party, the MHP,...

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Why did the CHP hold a Conference on Syria
Why did the CHP hold a Conference on Syria?

The CHP's controversial Syria conference report urges the Turkish government to work with the Syrian regime for a...

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Will Turkey and the US overcome their Disagreements over Syria
Will Turkey and the US overcome their Disagreements over Syria?

If the U.S. withdraws from Syria under a deal to let the Turks in, it could significantly mend US-Turkey relations;...

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

What Does Russia Want From Syria
What Does Russia Want From Syria?

The task of Russia looks much more complex and goes beyond specific case of the Syrian civil war, having military and...

Monday, September 30, 2019

Only a Just Constitutional Committee Will Safeguard Syria's Future
Only a Just Constitutional Committee Will Safeguard Syria's Future

The formation of the constitutional committee in line with the UN Security Council Resolution 2254 has been a major...

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Turkey and Iran s Approach to the YPG A New
Turkey and Iran’s Approach to the YPG: A New Overlap of Interests?

Turkey should not expect other parties to understand and support responses to its own security threats. If Turkey enters...

Friday, September 13, 2019

What If the Worst-Case Scenario Happens in Idlib
What If the Worst-Case Scenario Happens in Idlib?

With the support of the EU states and the US, Turkey could convince Russia to establish a security belt in Idlib. Such a...

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

After Raids against Turkish Forces a New Approach is Needed
After Raids against Turkish Forces, a New Approach is Needed for Idlib

Assuming that no miracle will happen soon, the Turkish authorities need a new approach for Idlib. This should start with...

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

What Will Happen to Turkish Observation Posts in Idlib
What Will Happen to Turkish Observation Posts in Idlib?

There seem to be four pathways for Turkey: Withdrawing, escalating, postponing or preventing. Each of which will have its...

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Why the YPG Can t Fight Against Turkey
Why the YPG Can’t Fight Against Turkey

The YPG doesn’t have the experience of the rebels in Idlib who have fought for years against an enemy with air-power. The...

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Idlib s Crumbling Ceasefire is a Frightening Prospect for Civilians
Idlib’s Crumbling Ceasefire is a Frightening Prospect for Civilians

Idlib’s future has yet to be decided, but its current state could easily worsen. If the Assad regime attacks the city...

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Russia s Escalation in Idlib What s the Purpose
Russia’s Escalation in Idlib: What’s the Purpose?

If Turkey and the Syrian opposition fail to stand firm, the political transition process towards peace in Syria might fail.

Wednesday, July 31, 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

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