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Rigged Cars and Barrel Bombs: Aleppo and the State of the Syrian War

Rigged Cars and Barrel Bombs: Aleppo and the State of the Syrian War

Source: International Crises Group Beirut/Brussels | 9 Sep 2014 Read full report here Syria is sliding toward unending war between an autocratic, sectarian regime and the even more autocratic, more sectarian jihadi group that has made dramatic gains in both Syria and Iraq. Without either a ceasefire in Aleppo or greater support from its state backers,

Revolution in Syria

Revolution in Syria

Dr. Radwan Ziadeh – Executive Director of SCPSS   The response was immediate and unequivocal: Weeks after the ouster of Tunisian dictator Zine El Abidine Ben Ali and mere days after popular protests spread across Egypt, Syria’s president insisted his country would not be next. Assad claimed his regime was ‘very closely linked to the

The Rising Costs of Turkey’s Syrian Quagmire

The Rising Costs of Turkey’s Syrian Quagmire

Gaziantep/Istanbul/Brussels | 30 Apr 2014 INTERNATIONAL CRISIS GROUP – REPORT Continuous refugee flows from Syria are stretching Turkey’s capacities and necessitate long-term adjustments as well as stronger international engagement to better share the burden.

A Comprehensive Strategy for Syria: Next Steps for the West

A Comprehensive Strategy for Syria: Next Steps for the West

Carnegie Middle East Center Lina Khatib MARCH 4, 2014 The ongoing Syrian conflict between the regime of President Bashar al-Assad and disparate opposition groups is far from resolution. U.S. and European policymakers should look beyond the objectives of the Geneva II conference on Syria, which was held in early 2014, and implement a comprehensive strategy

Disillusion in Syria’s Armed Opposition

Disillusion in Syria’s Armed Opposition

Mohammed Alaa Ghanem October 2013   America’s Arms-Length Approach to Syria is Backfiring. Nominally Western-supported opposition groups are rapidly losing members and losing ground, due in large part to ambivalent American policy.

Empowering the democratic resistance in Syria

Empowering the democratic resistance in Syria

September 2013, by Bassma Kodmani, Félix Legrand EXECUTIVE SUMMARY A peaceful uprising in Syria started in spring 2011 turned into an armed resistance after a few months in the face of savage repression by the Assad regime. Since then, the activists who picked up arms became dependent on support in money and arms to be

The Syrian Army

The Syrian Army

Doctrinal Order of Battle A Report by the Institute for the Study of War Joseph Holliday – February 2013 Click here to read the report

The Assad Regime

The Assad Regime

The Assad Regime, From Counterinsurgency to Civil War   MIDDLE EAST SECURITY REPORT 8 Joseph Holiday – March 2012 Click here to read the report

New Interactive Website

New Interactive Website

New Interactive Website, Report Chronicle Syrian Enablers and U.S. Options to Stop Them  For Immediate Release: March 15, 2013 Click here to read the report Washington, D.C. – Today marks two years since the start of the Syrian uprising that has claimed nearly 70,000 lives, caused over one millions refugees to flee the country and

Social Media Reporting

Social Media Reporting

Social Media Reporting and the Syrian Civil War Click here to read the study By: Anand Varghese, United States Institute of Peace   The “fog of war” that once obscured our view of conflict zones is quickly giving way to rich information environments due to vast amounts of social media data emerging from these places. But

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