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Transformations of the Syrian Military: The Challenge of Change and Restructuring

31/12/18
Syria Ahmed Hamada, Bashar Narsh, Maen Talaa, Navvar Şaban, Omran Center
Executive Summary Throughout its history, the Syrian military has gone through a number of stages in its structural and functional evolution. These include processes undertaken based on the need to develop the military’s professional and technical capacity, or as required…

An Assessment of Idlib DMZ after 75 Days

03/12/18
Russia, Syria, Terrorism and Security, Turkey, İran Navvar Şaban
Introduction On 7 Sep 2018, when the Tehran talks ended between Turkey, Russia, and Iran it was obvious that there was no final agreement or disagreement amongst the Astana international players. Everything became more vague except for the postponement of…

Centralization and Decentralization in Syria: Concepts and Practices

12/11/18
Local councils, Middle East, Syria Abdulhamid Alawak, Ayman Al Dassouky, Bashar Narsh, Bedir Mulla Rashid, Dr. Ammar Khaf, Maen Talaa, Mohamed Al Bdullah, Mohamed Saddik, Omran Center, Sasha El Alu
Introduction After seven years of conflict between the people and the Assad regime, Syria is now going through a difficult phase. The nature of the conflict has transformed whereby the role and effectiveness of local actors has been greatly maringalized…

Area of influence Map of Idlib and its surroundings

15/08/18
Russia, Syria, Turkey, İran Omran Center
  This updated map of Idlib Province and its surroundings (Western Aleppo and Northern Hama), shows areas of control and locations of Turkish, Russian, and Iranian observation posts that resulted from the Astana process. The map also highlights the locations…
Friday March 15
Today, Dr. Sinan Hatahet participated on the conference which was organizing by Chatham House to brings together policymakers, experts, academics and civil society leaders to identify the main institutional and…
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Thursday March 14
In Washington 9 March, Dr.Ammar Kahf from Omran For Strategic Studies talked about the importance of nurturing independent civil societies at Syrian American Council's event on Commemorating 8 years of…
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Friday October 26
Omran Center for Strategic Studies collaboration with The Syracusa International Institute, held a workshop on “Emerging Security Dynamics and the Political Settlement in Syria” in Syracusa, Italy, on 18-19 October.…
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