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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…

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…

The Autonomous Administration in Northern Syria: Questions of Legitimacy and Identity

26/07/18
Syria, Terrorism and Security, Turkey Bedir Mulla Rashid
Executive Summary The Democratic Autonomous Administration (DAA) project faces a number of challenges, including repeated failed attempts at gaining legitimacy and recognition by different actors within the Syrian conflict. Despite the success of the DAA’s military wing—the People’s Protection Units…

Book: Changing the Security Sector in Syria

23/10/17
Syria Omran Center
This book is a result of a 10-month long project that included a series of papers, consultations, and workshop on security sector reform. The objective of this book is to clearly identify the relevant cognitive, political, social, and technical conditions…

The Role of Jihadi Movements in Syrian Local Governance

14/07/17
Local councils, Syria, Terrorism and Security Ayman Al Dassouky
Executive Summary Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS), exemplifies how international extremist jihadi organizations, such as Al Qaeda, have evolved in Syria. Informed by the experiences of Al Qaeda and other jihadi groups in Iraq, HTS has developed a governance strategy that…
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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Monday September 30
Omran Center for Strategic Studies board member Mr. Yasser Tabbara, and Omran’s information unit manager Navvar Saban attended a round table hosted by Middle East Institute (MEI) in their main…
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