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Hezbollah’s International Financing Operation: From Economic Resistance to Criminal Endeavor

14/06/19
Middle East, Syria, Terrorism and Security, USA, İran Omran Center
Executive Summary Hezbollah has been heavily reliant on Iran’s generosity, to fund its operation, with Tehran’s aid estimated at around USD 700 million in 2008. The organization has nonetheless increasingly diversified its revenue base, getting involved in drug trade, counterfeiting…

Iranian influence within the Regime Army.. 2017/18 strikes that targeted Iran in Syria

15/04/19
Syria, İran Navvar Şaban, Suhail AlGhazi
Introduction Iran was present in Syria from the very beginning of the revolution and was a strong supporter of the Syrian regime, In addition to providing the regime with weapons, soldiers, advisors, money, and political support, Iran also brought in…

Syria and Global Security Project

10/04/19
Local councils, Middle East, Russia, Syria, Terrorism and Security, Turkey, USA, İran Omran Center
Omran Center for Strategic Studies launched the outcome of its research project, which began on 3 January 2018, entitled "Syria and Global Security", this project aimed to generate substantive knowledge on the positions and expectations of each party involved in…

Official business visits between Iran and Syria 2019-18

10/03/19
Syria, İran Navvar Şaban
Executive Summary The Syrian-Iranian Business Forum opened in Damascus in January 2019. In attendance were Ishaq Jahangiri, the first vice president of the Islamic Republic of Iran, and Syrian Prime Minister Imad Khamis, as well as a broad swathe of…

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…
Monday August 01
Omran Center for Strategic Studies, Istanbul Medipol University Center for Mediterranean Studies (AKAM) and Black Sea Strategic Research Association (KASAM) are pleased to announce the international conference titled “Governance in…
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Wednesday June 24
Omran Center for Strategic Studies organized a public webinar panel entitled “Syrian Civil Society Organizations in an Unstable Environment” on 24 June 2020. The session discussed challenges and possible opportunities…
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Thursday June 04
Omran for Strategic Studies held a webinar entitled "Dissecting the Syrian Deadlock" On 03 June 2020. The session attempted to shed light on the ongoing efforts to solve "the Syrian…
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