The Strategic Importance of Sinjar in the Fight Against the PKK/PYD

The Strategic Importance of Sinjar in the Fight Against the PKK/PYD While Turkey has cleansed Afrin from terrorist elements with the Operation Olive Branch and...

Who are the Syrian Kurds except PKK/YPG Militants?

Who are the Syrian Kurds except PKK/YPG Militants? International news agencies and media organizations are particularly inclined to conflate "Syrian Kurds" with members of the...

The Syrian Army: Limited Capacity and Fragmented Structure

Syrian Arab Army: Limited Capacity and Fragmented Structure After having lost swathes of territory in the key regions of Aleppo and Damascus during the first...

The Legalization of Demographic Engineering in Syria

The Legalization of Demographic Engineering in Syria The signing of law no. 10 of 2018 on the 2nd of April has been hotly debated since...

Combatting Criminal Gangs in Northern Syria

Combatting Criminal Gangs in Northern Syria After Turkey and the allied Syrian opposition factions launched Operation Euphrates Shield and Operation Olive Branch, both areas in...

Israel in Syria and the Iranian Response

Israel in Syria and the Iranian Response The Syrian Civil War has forced regional actors to reformulate their strategies, utilizing different local groups, and prioritizing...

The Syrian Revolution and the Geopolitics of Energy

The Syrian Revolution and the Geopolitics of Energy Considering the economic profile of Syria before the inception of 2011 revolution, it would not be wrong...

Russia, Turkey, and the Fate of Idlib

Russia, Turkey, and the Fate of Idlib In Idlib, Turkey could deter Russian airstrikes and ensure the region remains out of the Syrian regime’s control...

Four Scenarios for Idlib and the Future of Hayat Tahrir al-Sham

Four Scenarios for Idlib and the Future of Hayat Tahrir al-Sham On January 1, 2019, renewed clashes occurred between the former Al-Nusra Front Hayat Tahrir...

Making Sense of YPG’s Strategic Threat Posed Against Turkey

Making Sense of YPG’s Strategic Threat Posed Against Turkey There are certain methods to analyze the threat posed to states by insurgent and terrorist organizations....