Syria

New Shift

Causes and Potential Trajectories of Escalation in Syria’s Eastern Ghouta

Regaining control of Eastern Ghouta, the last major opposition stronghold, would enable the regime to consolidate recent gains.

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Threats from the Peripheries

What is happening in the Middle East?

Future for Advanced Research and Studies (FARAS) hosted the Egyptian journalist Mr. Imad Eddin Adib, on February 14, 2018.

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Potential Scenarios

The Future of Middle Eastern Armed Organizations in 2018

The role of armed organizations emerged and they became a reality and engaged in military action independently of states.

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Multiple Drivers

What’s Behind Iran’s Continued Missile Muscle-Flexing?

Iran continues to be keen to assert that it will not back down from its current policy, despite continued international pressure.

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Urgent Drivers

Why Humanitarian Corridors Became Increasingly Vital in the Middle East

There is increasing talk, in literature and local contexts of ongoing conflicts in the Middle East, of humanitarian corridors.

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Post-Afrin

Trajectories of Turkey’s Military Presence in Syria

Turkey announced seizing control of the Syrian city of Afrin on March 18, as part of Operation Olive Branch.

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Significant Timing

Why Israel Admitted Destroying Syria’s Nuclear Reactor

Through announcing that it had destroyed a nuclear facility in Deir Ezzor, Israel wanted to send messages to Iran and the United States

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Successive Crises

Why ISIS Seeks to Expand in Dagestan

ISIS appears to be continuing to make efforts to create new terrorist hotbeds as evident in Dagestan, Russia’s North Caucasus Republic.

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Critical Test

Will Douma Witness Confrontations between Syrian Regime and Jaish al-Islam?

Several indications reveals that Douma, the last stronghold of the armed factions, will witness a new escalation in the coming period.

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Overlapping Goals

Why AQIM is Interested in Syria

Strong criticism from Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) for warring terrorist groups in Syria reveals several significant issues.

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Multiple Potentials

Will Douma Crisis Restrict Trajectories of U.S. Military Presence in Syria?

Several views in the United States cast doubts on the possibility of taking procedural measures to withdraw troops from Syria.

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Limited Strikes

How the recent tripartite attack on Syria took place

The strikes come against the backdrop of the accusations levelled against the regime’s forces of using chemical weapons.

Dr. Mohammad Megahid Al-Zayat

Intertwined Issues

How Iran is Dealing with the Tripartite Military Strike on Syria

Tehran sought to downplay the strike launched on the Syrian regime on April 14 by the United States, Britain and France.

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Last Chance

Israeli Motives for Changing the Rules of the Game in Syria

The latest Israeli attack is a message of protest against the exclusion of Tel Aviv’s interests from the recent arrangements in Syria.

Mohammed Abdullah Younis

Severe Risks

How Threats Posed by Tunnels Escalated in the Middle East

Consequences of regional instability in the Middle East have escalated as a result of a spread of extensive and long tunnel networks.

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