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CSS at 2022 annual BRISMES Conference

  On July 4-6 the Institute of the Middle East, Central Asia and Caucasus Studies (MECACS) at the University of St Andrews hosted the 2022 annual British Society for Middle Eastern Studies (BRISMES) conference…

Eight years since the ‘kingdom of silence’ spoke out

Ola Rifai Mar 15, 2019 On Sunday March 10th, the regime forces reinstated a new bronze statue of late president Hafez Asad in Daraa city, replacing an old one that was taken down by anti- Asad protesters in April 2011.…

The Sochi deal: balancing powers or balancing threat?

Omar Imady Oct 2, 2018 Vladimir Putin and his new good friend Recep Tayyip Erdoğan – the two powerful men in the Syrian drama – smiled triumphantly as they shookhands in Sochi. They did it! They signed a surprise deal…

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