Co-Founder, Executive Director of Omran for Strategic Studies, and Board Member of the Syrian Forum. He earned his Ph.D. in Islamic Studies Interdisciplinary Program, University of California, Los Angeles with subfield focus: political science, history and sociology. His dissertation research was entitled: Syrian Authoritarianism: Persistence or Change. In 2011-2012 he was the Research Manager at the Strategic Research and Communications Center in the United Kingdom. He served as the Chief of Staff to Secretary General of the National Coalition of Syrian Revolutionary and Opposition Forces (2012 –2013). Research work focusses on geopolitical political studies, transitional period comparative studies, local governance, and economic development.

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Saturday December 31

Abstract: The fall of Aleppo is not the end of the opposition in Syria, but perhaps marks the beginning of a Russian

Monday August 29

Abstract: The Syrian uprising took the regional powers by surprise and was able to disrupt the regional balance of
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Introduction Iran was present in Syria from the very beginning of the revolution and was…
Monday April 15
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Executive Summary The Syrian-Iranian Business Forum opened in Damascus in January 2019. In attendance were…
Sunday March 10
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Executive Summary Before May 2013, private security companies’ tasks and activities in Syria were basically…
Monday February 11
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Introduction On 7 Sep 2018, when the Tehran talks ended between Turkey, Russia, and Iran…
Monday December 03
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