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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RT @monaalami: Read my latest on #Syria #CoronavirusPandemic : How #Idlib has one PCR test machine for millions @Nawaroliver @OmranDirasat
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Summary Within the "Trinity of Leadership" approach which employed a sectarian balancing act, Hafez Al-Assad…
Tuesday March 31
In  Papers 
This report examines, in numbers and charts, the developments in the northern region of Syria…
Wednesday December 18
In  Reports 
Executive Summary This study examines the constitutional question in Syria from various political perspectives. The…
Tuesday December 10
In  Papers 
Executive Summary Iran, a major ally and enabler of the Syrian regime, is increasingly engaged…
Friday November 15
In  Reports