Why Iran introduced a new initiative to settle the Syrian Crisis
Iran introduced initiatives to settle the Syrian Crisis in order to confront accusations of stirring up regional instability
Phase One of Raqqa's Liberation Begins
Liberating Raqqa can be understood within the context of the US relying on YPG forces, which is met with objection by Turkey.
Show of Power
Implications of Intra-Iranian Controversy Over Russia's Use of Hamadan Air Base
Russia's recent use of Shahid Nojeh Air Base in Iran to conduct military operations in Syria has created divisions within Iran's elite.
Have Turkey and Iran reached an agreement on Syria?
Turkish-Iranian rapprochement revolves within the bounds of regional issues, each of which affects deep-seated interests...
The Consequences of the US-Russian Agreement
There are three factors that may hinder the drafted US-Russian Agreement concerning the Syrian conflict.
Organisational, not Ideological
What is next for Al-Nusra’s Split from Al-Qaeda?
Abu Mohammad Al-Jolani announced splitting from al-Qaeda, and the formation of Jabhat Fateh Al-Sham.
Two Conflicting Paths
Turkish Foreign Relations After the Failed Coup
The Turkish government is busy restructuring and securing its internal front. Such actions will reflect on foreign policy...
Why Iran seeks security cooperation with Russia, Iraq and Syria
Iran's Security Cooperation with Russia, Iraq and Syria.
Containment or Adaptation
Repercussions of Russian intervention on Turkish strategy in Syria
The Russian military intervention represents a definite setback for Turkish strategic goals in Syria.
Russia's vision of the Syrian Crisis
Russia's scenarios illustrate that the Syrian crisis is far from over, despite all involved parties' bets on a military solution.
Reasons for the military scale back in Syria
The partial withdrawal of Russian forces from Syria reveals complex strategic calculations.
Iran’s interest in foreign militants in Syria
The Iranian regime takes an increasing interest in foreign combatants, especially in light of Iran's involvement in Syria and Iraq.
Why and How Iran is Escalating against the Kurds
Iran is pursuing an escalatory approach against Iranian Kurds. This came as a direct result of the regional developments.
Turkey’s Six Goals
Implications of the battle for Jarablus
What are the implications behind the battle of Jarablus on Turkish affairs?
Implications behind failure to reach US-Russian deal for Syria
Reaching a US-Russian ceasefire deal for Syria is fragile, so what are the alternatives for the US administration?
How did aid to Aleppo fall hostage to geopolitics?
The political bargaining between the various players in the Syrian crisis is manifested in the bombing of aid convoys...
Transformation of Israeli Strategy in Syria
Three factors that see a transformation of Israel's strategy in Syria.
Battle of Aleppo
Assad’s Strategy in Opposition held Areas
The Bashar al-Assad regime seeks to eradicate any armed opposition presence in Aleppo...
Regional reflections on the Syrian Kurds' Federal state
There are several questions surrounding the motives of Kurds following the announcement of the Federation of Northern Syria.