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The Security Situation in Syria and Ways to Manage It

28/01/17
Middle East, Syria Dr. Ammar Khaf
Executive Summary This paper evaluates and scrutinizes the various security apparatuses in Syria, starting with areas under the political control of the regime, then delving into those held by the opposition, and finally looking into the administratively autonomous regions. Elucidating…

What’s Next for the Opposition After Aleppo

31/12/16
Russia, Syria, Turkey, İran Arif Keskin
Abstract: The fall of Aleppo is not the end of the opposition in Syria, but perhaps marks the beginning of a Russian attempt to consolidate spheres of influence that are controlled by its regional allies and then push for a…

The Syrian Security Services and the Need for Structural and Functional Change

18/11/16
Syria Dr. Ammar Khaf
Executive Summary Systemic, functional, and structural change in the security services is a crucial issue that awaits objective solutions that take into account the rapidly shifting circumstances and variables throughout Syria. Because security reform is a complex process, it will…

Geopolitical Realignments around Syria: Threats and Opportunities

29/08/16
Middle East, Russia, Saudi Arabia and the Gulf States, Syria, Turkey, USA, İran Arif Keskin
Abstract: The Syrian uprising took the regional powers by surprise and was able to disrupt the regional balance of power to such an extent that  the Syrian file has become a more internationalized matter than a regional one. Syria has…

The Political Role of Local Councils in Syria - Survey Results

01/07/16
Local councils, Syria Hadia El Omari, Muhammed El Fakir, Navvar Şaban
Executive Summary Omran for Strategic Studies conducted a survey of the local councils operating in areas under opposition forces that include 105 local councils from the following provinces: Damascus, Rural Damascus, Aleppo, Idleb, Dara’a, Al Quneitra, Homs, Hama, and Lattakia.…
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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Thursday October 03
On 28th September 2019, Syrian American Council and Syrian Forum USA organized an event for the Syrian community at Syriana Cafe & Gallery in Maryland state. Omran Center for Studies…
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