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An Assessment of Civil-Military Relations in Syria

17/12/20
Syria Maen Talaa, Omran Center
Introduction The majority of literature discussing civil-military relationship highlight that armed forces must follow a democratic civilian leadership. To achieve such a relationship, a state must undergo a complicated process to meet the necessary requirements, including a comprehensive legislative reform,…

Briefing on Latest Developments in Idlib

21/04/20
Russia, Syria, Turkey Navvar Şaban
I. Introduction Both Turkey and Russia agreed to a ceasefire in Idlib starting at midnight on March 5th,2020. At the time, both sides saw this agreement as representing the least worst case scenario to preserve its interests on the ground…

Power Centers in the Syrian Army: A Sectarian Approach

31/03/20
Syria Muhsen Al Mustafa
Executive Summary to Original Arabic Paper: Within the "Trinity of Leadership" approach which employed a sectarian balancing act, Hafez Al-Assad engineered the Syrian army’s centers of power in a manner that ensured loyalty to his regimes while preventing it from…

Palestinians of Syria.. Violation of Rights and Identity Challenges

30/12/19
Syria Ayman Abu Hashem
Executive Summary Palestinian refugees in Syria have not been spared from the relentless violent policies of the Syrian regime. Gross violations have been committed against them, and they have experienced a rapid erosion of the rights afforded to them by…

Control and Influence Changes After Operation "Peace Spring"

18/12/19
Russia, Syria, İran Navvar Şaban
This report examines, in numbers and charts, the developments in the northern region of Syria after the commencement of operation “Peace Spring" by the Turkish military and the Syrian National Army (SNA). The report highlights the following points: The current…
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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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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