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Profiling Top Private Security Companies in Syria

11/02/19
Russia, Syria, İran Navvar Şaban
Executive Summary Before May 2013, private security companies’ tasks and activities in Syria were basically limited to securing shopping malls, banks, and concerts. The growing need for legal armed forces not bound by government regulation led to the issuance of…

Transformations of the Syrian Military: The Challenge of Change and Restructuring

31/12/18
Syria Ahmed Hamada, Bashar Narsh, Maen Talaa, Navvar Şaban, Omran Center
Executive Summary Throughout its history, the Syrian military has gone through a number of stages in its structural and functional evolution. These include processes undertaken based on the need to develop the military’s professional and technical capacity, or as required…

An Assessment of Idlib DMZ after 75 Days

03/12/18
Russia, Syria, Terrorism and Security, Turkey, İran Navvar Şaban
Introduction On 7 Sep 2018, when the Tehran talks ended between Turkey, Russia, and Iran it was obvious that there was no final agreement or disagreement amongst the Astana international players. Everything became more vague except for the postponement of…

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…
Friday February 28
Navvar Saban a Military expert at Omran for Strategic studies talked about the military situation in Idlib and the most recent developments during Feb 2020, at a panel titled "The…
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Thursday November 28
On November 28, 2019, in Gaziantep, the Stabilization Committee in partnership with KALmec (Kalyoncu Middle East Research Center) has held a workshop entitled ‘’the Security structure in the liberated areas’’.…
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Wednesday October 16
In Pretoria 8-9 October 2019. Omran Center Senior Fellow Dr. Sinan Hatahet participated at the annual international conference organized by Afro-Middle East Centre entitled "Playground for foreign powers: MENA region…
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