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De-escalation Zones: A Cloak to Refocus on the East

13/06/17
Middle East, Russia, Syria, Turkey, İran Omran Center
Executive Summary The de-escalation zones from the latest Astana meeting on Syria aimed to freeze the conflict on the western fronts in order to deploy the regime and its allies’ forces to prevent a total loss of the eastern territories…

Map of Control and Influence: Aleppo Province "9 June 2017"

09/06/17
Syria, Terrorism and Security Omran Center

ISIS and the Strategic Vacuum- The Dilemma of Role Distribution- The Raqqa Model

21/05/17
Middle East, Syria, Terrorism and Security Maen Talaa, The Middle East Institute
Executive Summary The Raqqa operation closely mirrors the Mosul operation both politically and militarily. Politically, it was launched amid disagreements and a lack of clarity about which local and international forces would participate and who would govern the city post…

The Security Situation in Syria and Ways to Manage It

28/01/17
Middle East, Syria Dr. Ammar Khaf
Executive Summary This paper evaluates and scrutinizes the various security apparatuses in Syria, starting with areas under the political control of the regime, then delving into those held by the opposition, and finally looking into the administratively autonomous regions. Elucidating…

What’s Next for the Opposition After Aleppo

31/12/16
Russia, Syria, Turkey, İran Arif Keskin
Abstract: The fall of Aleppo is not the end of the opposition in Syria, but perhaps marks the beginning of a Russian attempt to consolidate spheres of influence that are controlled by its regional allies and then push for a…
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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