Syrian Civil War

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

Military Escalation in North Hama A Deal or a Dilemma
Military Escalation in North Hama: A Deal or a Dilemma?

A weak cease-fire is likely but also open to the possibility of further escalation in the field. Each party will possibly...

Monday, May 20, 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

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

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