Senior Fellow, Omran Center for Strategic Studies


Danny Al-Baaj is a former Syrian diplomat and a Senior Fellow at the Omran Centre for Strategic Studies. His research focuses on the geopolitical power struggle in the region, negotiation and mediation as well as good governance. He has six years of experience in bilateral as well as multilateral diplomacy, including two years as the Chief cabinet of the Syrian Deputy Foreign minister. Mr. Al-Baaj earned his MA in Diplomatic Studies at The Diplomatic Academy of London, University of Westminster, UK. He obtained a postgraduate Diploma (DESS) in Public International Law and International Relations at Beirut Arab University, Lebanon, and currently completing his Ph.D. on: "The balance of power in the Middle East: was the Syrian foreign policy affective? (1990- 2011)” at the University of Tangier, Morocco.

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Executive Summary Hezbollah has been heavily reliant on Iran’s generosity, to fund its operation, with…
Friday June 14
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Introduction Iran was present in Syria from the very beginning of the revolution and was…
Monday April 15
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Omran Center for Strategic Studies launched the outcome of its research project, which began on…
Wednesday April 10
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Executive Summary The Syrian-Iranian Business Forum opened in Damascus in January 2019. In attendance were…
Sunday March 10
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