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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…

The Constitutional Question in Syria: A Political Approach

10/12/19
Local councils, Syria Dr. Najib Ghadbian
Executive Summary This study examines the constitutional question in Syria from various political perspectives. The first section focuses on the importance of the constitutional drafting process, with emphasis on the conditions that must be included in the constitution’s final product…

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…
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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