Syrian Refugee Employment in Turkey

Syria, Turkey Sasha El Alu
According to official statistics, the Turkish Republic hosts nearly 3.5 million Syrian refugees, more than any other country. A number of studies show that a vast majority of these refugees will remain in Turkey permanently, even if the situation in…

Why Reports of ISIS’ Demise Have Been Greatly Exaggerated

Syria, Terrorism and Security Mohamad Rachid, The Middle East Institute
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

Russia, Syria Hadia El Omari
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

Syria, Turkey Mohamad Rachid, The Middle East Institute
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

Middle East, Syria, İran The Middle East Institute
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…
Tuesday February 06
Omran for Strategic Studies and Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP) hosted in Geneva a workshop entitled ‘Strategies for State Building in Syria,’ for a focus on centralisation and decentralisation…
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Monday January 29
Omran Center for Strategic Studies held a special briefing at its new office in Washington, DC, on Thursday, January 25. Dr. Sinan Hatahet, a research fellow at Omran Center, and…
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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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