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Why Reports of ISIS’ Demise Have Been Greatly Exaggerated

18/12/17
Syria, Terrorism and Security Hashem Osseiran , Nawar Sh. Oliver
During the same week the U.S. and Russia declared victory over ISIS in Syria, the militant group launched a series of surprise attacks around the country. Despite the triumphant claims of world leaders, these offensives suggest such statements are a…

Russia’s Brittle Strategic Pillars in Syria

14/12/17
Russia, Syria Ayman Al Dassouky
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…

Turkey Eyeing Further Expansion in Northern Syria, Say Rebels

02/11/17
Syria, Turkey Hashem Osseiran , Nawar Sh. Oliver
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…

Mapping the Battle Against ISIS in Deir Ezzor

05/10/17
Middle East, Syria, İran Nawar Sh. Oliver
In recent weeks, the so-called Islamic State has suffered a string of defeats in eastern Syria. It has lost swaths of territory in Deir Ezzor city to advancing pro-Syrian government forces and has been driven from villages and oil fields…

Analysis: The Battlefield in Syria’s Southernmost City, Daraa

24/06/17
Russia, Syria, Terrorism and Security Nawar Sh. Oliver
In recent weeks Daraa has witnessed the most intense clashes and aerial bombardments it has seen for years. Despite the plan for “de-escalation zones,” civilians in the city are likely to becaught in the newest battlefield for foreign power proxies…
Sunday October 22
Omran Center for Strategic Studies organized a workshop in partnership with and hosted by the Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP). The workshop discussed international cooperation prospects on institutional reforms…
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