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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…

The Autonomous Administration in Northern Syria: Questions of Legitimacy and Identity

26/07/18
Syria, Terrorism and Security, Turkey Bedir Mulla Rashid
Executive Summary The Democratic Autonomous Administration (DAA) project faces a number of challenges, including repeated failed attempts at gaining legitimacy and recognition by different actors within the Syrian conflict. Despite the success of the DAA’s military wing—the People’s Protection Units…

Iranian Involvement in Syria’s Southern Front

19/07/18
Russia, Syria, İran Navvar Şaban
This report presents a brief account of latest developments in southern Syria, covering the Daraa and Qunaitera fronts with a specific focus on Iranian involvement from late May until July 17. Prior to the latest escalation along the southern border…
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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