Rounding Corners

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

Suffocating ISIS

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.

Future for Advanced Research and Studies Future for Advanced Research and Studies

Fragile Rapprochement

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...

Rustum Mahmoud Rustum Mahmoud

Three Outcomes

The Consequences of the US-Russian Agreement

There are three factors that may hinder the drafted US-Russian Agreement concerning the Syrian conflict.

Rustum Mahmoud Rustum Mahmoud

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.

Dr. Ayman El-Dessouki Dr. Ayman El-Dessouki