Politicized Aid

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...

Mazen al-Olaywi

Three Determinants

Transformation of Israeli Strategy in Syria

Three factors that see a transformation of Israel's strategy in Syria.

Rustum Mahmoud

Battle of Aleppo

Assad’s Strategy in Opposition held Areas

The Bashar al-Assad regime seeks to eradicate any armed opposition presence in Aleppo...

Rustum Mahmoud

Rojava State

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.

Ahmed Adly

Targeting leadership in the war against ISIS

Particular targeting of leaders appears to have become one of the main mechanisms followed by members of the allied forces...

Future for Advanced Research and Studies

Why Initiatives to Settle Regional Crises Failed

Most of the initiatives pushed to solve regional crises have failed to achieve their goals...

Future for Advanced Research and Studies

Depopulating Cities on the Rise in the Middle East

A policy of “depopulating cities” or districts within cities is on the rise in several regional countries for a variety of reasons.

Future for Advanced Research and Studies

Justifying Failures

The rampant use of victim-blaming rhetoric during Arab crises

Media is a crucial element in crisis management due to its significant role in disseminating information and countering rumors...

Dr. Fatima Al-Zahraa Abdel Fattah

The “Militarization” of the Internet in the Syrian Conflict

The usage of the internet for military purposes has substantially evolved within recent decades...

Future for Advanced Research and Studies

Will the Role of “Media of Conscience” Grow in the Syrian Crisis?

International, and specifically Western, media has become more interested in the humanitarian aspects of the war in Syria...

Future for Advanced Research and Studies

Geographic Transformations in Middle Eastern Conflicts

Borders in the Middle East were redrawn after former colonial powers Britain and France ratified the Sykes-Picot Agreement...

Future for Advanced Research and Studies

Problems Associated with Reconstructing Cities Liberated from ISIS

ISIS has deliberately destroyed the infrastructure of Iraqi and Syrian cities as a high-impact tool...

Future for Advanced Research and Studies

Opportunities and Challenges of Integrating Syrian Refugees in Local Economies

Several countries hosting Syrian refugees have adopted policies to integrate them in local economies...

Future for Advanced Research and Studies

The Problems of the “Establishment” Political Parties in the Middle East

Establishment parties face, in the coming months, escalating crises impacting their performance, their alliances, and their survival.

Future for Advanced Research and Studies

Widening Fallout

Jordan’s thoughts on the Battle for Mosul

Internal and external repercussions of the battle for Mosul and the impact on Jordan's security landscape.

Dr. Nadia Saad-Elddin