Syria

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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Post War Conflicts

How will Syrian Parties Manage Resources?

As ISIS is retreating rapidly in Syria, the conflict among the main three parties on the economic resources intensifies.

Salam Sadi‏

Implications of Tehran’s Recent Escalation with Washington

Iran’s recent escalation against the US Administration reflects Tehran's concerns with consequences of listing IRGC as a terrorist org.

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What are the Goals of Turkey’s Military Intervention in Syria?

Turkey seeks to prevent the Kurds from establishing “a new Kobani”, according to statements delivered by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan

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Post-Raqqa: Limited Options for ISIS’ Foreign Fighters

ISIS’ defeat in Raqqa will impose more pressure on its foreign fighters and their limited options post-Raqqa.

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How did Kurdistan’s Secession Crisis Serve Iraqi PM Haidar Al-Abadi?

The Kurdish referendum has rendered great political services to Iraqi Prime-Minister Haidar alAbadi who emerged as the main beneficiary

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Divided We Stay

The Prospects of Inter-Kurdish Fighting in Iraq

The failure of the Iraqi Kurdish secession movement can be explained through lingering historical divisions among Iraqi Kurds.

Dr. Shady Abdelwhab

Death Fields:

Challenges Facing Mine Action in the Middle East

Landmines and unexploded ordnance (UXO) pose growing challenges during or after internal conflicts and regional wars.

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Repercussions of US Sanctions on Lebanon’s Iran-backed Hezbollah Group

On October 25, 2017, US Congress passed new sanctions against Hezbollah to curb its political, economic and military activities.

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What Drives the Use and Abuse of Dead Bodies in Middle East Conflicts?

The ongoing developments in the region and its surroundings indicate 12 drivers behind the use of dead bodies.

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How is the Battle for Deir Ezzor Impacting Russia-Iran Convergence?

Russia’s recent military strikes were meant to send strong messages to Iran that Russia will be the main party involved in Syria.

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Divergent Views

Russia Re-examines its Relations with Iran

Iran have been the key ally to Russia. Yet, their relations have been hurdled with various challenges.

Orhan Gafarli

Intersecting Calculations:

The Future of Russian and US Military Presence in Syria

Two years into its its military intervention in Syria, Russia recently announced that that it will end its military operations in Syria

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Security Actor:

Reasons for the Growing Role of Tribes in the Region

The roles played by tribes in several Arab states are growing and shifting from social tasks to security ones.

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Filling the Void:

How Iran Deals with Russia’s Withdrawal from Syria

Iran appears to have no interest in entering into a direct confrontation with the United States or Israel.

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