Syria

Contrasting Messages

Why Iraq Launched Military Strikes inside Syria

Baghdad justified its strikes on Syria by highlighting Baghdad's interest in cracking down on ISIS inside Syrian territory.

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Continued Escalation

Trajectories of Israel-Iran Confrontation in Syria

The recent Israeli strikes on Iranian targets in Syria have imposed a new variable on the rules of engagement between the two sides.

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New Variables

Reasons behind the French Military Deployment in Kurdish-held Areas

France’s military role in Syria is no longer confined to launching strikes against the Syrian regime.

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'The Dictatorship of Geography'

Correlation Between Regional Developments and Internal Protests in Jordan

The recent protests in several Jordanian cities have revealed the impact of regional crises, whether geopolitical or economic on Jordan

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Shifting Balances

Battle for Daraa's Implications on the Syrian Conflict

A few weeks after the Russian-sponsored border security arrangements, Syrian troops are advancing under Russian air cover in Daraa.

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Coping Mechanisms:

How Does ISIS Attempt to Cope with Defeat?

Despite heavy defeats and strong military strikes, ISIS and some of its affiliates and cells are continuing their terrorist operations.

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Contradictory Indicators

Features of the US Role in Syria After Helsinki Summit

President Trump’s remarks do not show that Washington has put forward its vision of a settlement in Syria.

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Controlling Chaos

How Does Stockpiling Weapons Feed Regional Instability?

Stockpiling weapons has become one of the major force multipliers of instability in the Middle East region.

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Marriage of Convenience

Implications of Russian-Israeli Rapprochement on Iranian Influence in Syria

The Russian-Israeli relations are inherently unstable, as each party aims to attain its own economic, political and security interests.

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Assassinating the Experts

Motives Behind Targeting Scientists in the Arab Region

There are numerous interpretations for the targeting of scientists, in military, scientific or intellectual fields, in Arab countries.

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The Prague Doctrine

Czech Foreign Policy Orientations Towards the Middle East

Ten dominant orientations and governing moves have prevailed over the Czech Republic’s foreign policy towards the Middle East region.

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A Preemptive Step

Why Has Russia Provided Hmeimim Air Base with the Pantsir-S2 System?

Moscow is seeking to close the gaps in its defenses which led to targeting its interests in Syria.

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Alternative Path

The Impact of Sochi Deal on the Syrian Conflict

the agreement demonstrates the ability of Russia and Turkey to cement their common consensus, which passed a tough test recently.

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Renewed Differences

Repercussions of the Mounting Tension Between Iran and Europe

Iran is keen to maintain good relations with European countries at the current stage because they can help it cope with US pressures.

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Helsinki’s Interests

Why Does Finland Show Interest in the Middle East?

The recent years have witnessed a growing interest from Helsinki in the transformations and interactions of the Middle East.

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