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Russia’s Brittle Strategic Pillars in Syria

14/12/17
Russia, Syria Hadia El Omari
With unreliable allies and a lack of experience with local power dynamics, Russia’s influence in Syria is built on fragile foundations With political control fragmented among local powerbrokers in Syria, Russia’s overreliance on the Assad regime to protect its interests…

Map of Control and Influence: Syria "16 November 2017"

16/11/17
Syria, Terrorism and Security, Turkey, USA, İran Omran Center
Damascus November 11, unconfirmed reports indicated that Jaish Al-Islam and the Government of Russia reached an agreement stipulating Jaish Al-Islam’s future role as the sole military and political actor in Eastern Ghouta. November 12, a UN inter-agency convoy entered Duma city, Duma…

ISIS Areas of Control in Eastern Syria and Western Iraq "Nov 2017"

02/11/17
Syria, Terrorism and Security Omran Center
October 26, SDF forces had opened fire on civilians, originally from Al-Minshiye neighborhood, who were demonstrating in the vicinity of Al Raqqa city and demanding to return to their homes. October 27, Syrian Regime Forces and Allied Militias advance from eastern Homs governorate…

Turkey Eyeing Further Expansion in Northern Syria, Say Rebels

02/11/17
Syria, Turkey Mohamad Rachid, The Middle East Institute
Turkey said last week that its campaign in Idlib was nearly complete, but recent talk over further expansion in Aleppo’s countryside signal that its operations in northern Syria may be far from over. A map of control in northeast Syria, showing…

Book: Changing the Security Sector in Syria

23/10/17
Syria Omran Center
This book is a result of a 10-month long project that included a series of papers, consultations, and workshop on security sector reform. The objective of this book is to clearly identify the relevant cognitive, political, social, and technical conditions…
Tuesday March 27
Omran for Strategic Studies led a panel discussion in Washington, DC on 20 March 2018. The panel in partnership with the American Relief Coalition for Syria, brought together experts from…
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Tuesday February 06
Omran for Strategic Studies and Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP) hosted in Geneva a workshop entitled ‘Strategies for State Building in Syria,’ for a focus on centralisation and decentralisation…
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Monday January 29
Omran Center for Strategic Studies held a special briefing at its new office in Washington, DC, on Thursday, January 25. Dr. Sinan Hatahet, a research fellow at Omran Center, and…
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