The Critical Moment

Turkey’s Options towards America’s Support of Syria’s Kurds

American support for Kurds in Syria has become a serious problem that threatens American-Turkish relations.

Khorshid Delli

Why Did the Iran-backed Hashd al-Shaabi Reach the Iraqi-Syrian Border?

The ability of the Hashd al-Shaabi to reach Iraq’s border with Syria and seize control of several areas has raised several questions.

Future for Advanced Research and Studies

Challenges Facing Iraq Post-Mosul Battle

The end of military operations and turning the page on ISIS on the ground brings challenges that might go beyond Mosul to all of Iraq.

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How Does Rouhani Manage his Battle with Conservatives?

Conservatives have ramped up their criticism of Rouhani's government, especially after winning the presidential elections.

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How did Iran Deal with ISIS’ Defeat in Iraq?

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi’s July 10, 2017, declaration of the liberation of Mosul City from ISIS has immediately produced repercussions within Iran.

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Why did Iran Escalate Against its own Kurds in Iraq?

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ISIS 2.0

Scenarios Post ISIS Military Defeat in Iraq

FARAS organized a panel discussion entitled "Security Implications: What Will Happen after ISIS Defeat in Iraq?"

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Extra-territorial Repercussions of ISIS’ Attack on Iraqi Embassy in Kabul

ISIS appears to be planning to attack the interests of some states that are involved in the war against it.

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Barzani's Gamble

Is the Independence of the Iraqi Kurdish Region Possible?

The President of Kurdistan’s Regional Government (KRG), Masoud Barzani, proceeded with conducting an independence referendum.

Dr. Shady Abdelwhab

Is Iraq's Kurdistan Facing Economic Isolation Post-Independence Referendum?

Kurdistan's economy is likely to receive a blow, the severity of which hinges on escalatory measures taken by neighboring states.

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Mutual Hatred

Incitement Motives against Syrian Asylum in the Middle East

The dilemma of Syrian refugees has become so difficult that there are no practical solutions expected in the foreseeable future.

Mustafa Shafiq Allam

How are Syria’s Kurds Dealing with Iraqi Kurdistan Region’s Referendum?

Despite the ongoing conflicts in the two countries, Kurds are willing to speed up steps that can be built on in the future.

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ISIS’ Extra-territorial Countermeasures Against Declining Activity

ISIS seeks to maintain its pace of terrorist activity both to strengthen its position as the world's leading terrorist organization.

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Isolating Threats

Why does Israel Support the Kurdish Independence?

The Israeli position runs contrary to most regional and international powers opposing the referendum

Mona Soliman

Regional Conflict

What does the Quick Finalization of the Battle of Tal Afar Mean?

Unlike the expectations, Iraqi forces finalized the battle of liberating Tal Afar quickly and with limited losses.

Dr. Muthana Al-Obeidi