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 @abulyas: @joshua_landis Corrections: 1- Omran is a SYRIAN think tank producing countless reliable analyses, not a “Turkish” one; 2- not…
RT @dimam78: “The root causes that gave way to the uprising in 2011 remain in place-most are now even worse.” A good piece by @Charles_List
RT @fahrettinaltun: Three years ago, terrorists in uniform attacked Turkey on Fetullah Gulen’s orders. That night, ordinary people stepped…
RT @SyriaContext: Following on from the @hrw report, Haid Haid takes a look at the relationship between the Syrian government and the aid r…
Executive Summary Hezbollah has been heavily reliant on Iran’s generosity, to fund its operation, with…
Friday June 14
In  Papers 
Introduction Iran was present in Syria from the very beginning of the revolution and was…
Monday April 15
In  Reports 
Omran Center for Strategic Studies launched the outcome of its research project, which began on…
Wednesday April 10
In  Papers 
Executive Summary The Syrian-Iranian Business Forum opened in Damascus in January 2019. In attendance were…
Sunday March 10
In  Reports