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The Dangers of Going Home

Will Todman Jul 19, 2017 The turn of the diplomatic tide in Syria now seems irreversible. “During this round, the opposition never once demanded the immediate resignation of President Bashar al-Assad and the legitimate…

Trump Stumbles Towards Conflict with Iran

Will Todman Jun 14, 2017 As President Trump prepared to deliver the speech in Saudi Arabia that would blame Iran for “so much instability in the region,” he may not have fully appreciated the danger Iran’s proxies…

Hamas: The Pragmatic Shift & the Syrian War

Ola Rifai Jun 21, 2017     After some 30 years of hard-line policies and vows to “eliminate the Jewish State” Palestinian militant group Hamas softens its stances saying that it would support the establishment of a…

Bi-Monthly Humanitarian Updates on Syria

Alasdair Gordon Gibson Jun 28, 2017 Here is the latest statement to the Security Council from the UNSG regarding humanitarian access in Syria. Here is the link to the latest ACAPS update on Syria Here is a report…

The Lethality of the evacuation policy

Ola Rifai Apr 4, 2017 Earlier last week, dozens of the government green buses pulled out of al-Waer neighborhood in central Homs carrying 2000 people; 300 of them were fighters; the buses’ final destination was…

The illusion of a political solution in Syria

Ola Rifai Feb 23, 2017     Paradoxically, all parties engaged in the Syrian war do not miss an opportunity to stress their determination for a political solution to end the almost 6 year-old conflict. Alas, these…

Ataturk attack and Syria’s bloody quagmire

Ola Rifai Jul 13, 2016 A triple Suicide bombing and gun shooting at Ataturk airport last week has rung the security alarm loudly in the world’s main capitals. The terrorist attack that killed 42 people at Istanbul…

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