About Bedir Mulla Rashid

Bedir Mulla Rashid is an independent Syrian researcher specializing in Kurdish affairs. Previously Rashid worked as a researcher at the Omran Center for Strategic Studies for around 5 years. He graduated from the Arabic-English translation department at Damascus University. He also obtained his MA degree in the Political Science and International Relations department by writing his thesis on the sanctions imposed on the Syrian regime. Rashid authored and co-authored several analyses and research papers on the PYD-led Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria (AANES). He also wrote a book chapter on the AANES which was published by the Omran Center for Strategic Studies. Rashid’s works include: Military and Security Structures of the Autonomous Administration in Syria, The Autonomous Administration in Northern Syria: Questions of Legitimacy and Identity, The Phenomenon of YPG Transnational Fighters in Syria.
27 Aug, 2021

Heated Conflict or Consolidation of the Status Quo in Northeast Syria: What is next for the AANES?

Bedir Mulla Rashid Mehmet Emin Cengiz | 27 August 2021 | TR | AR

Following the presidential elections held in Syria in May 2021, the PYD-led Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria (AANES) has witnessed protests in the territories under its control. The deteriorating economic living standards coupled with the Syrian Democratic Forces’ forced military conscription led people to organize protests
Heated Conflict or Consolidation of the Status Quo in Northeast Syria: What is next for the AANES?2021-09-10T15:43:27+03:00
20 Jun, 2020

Thorny Challenges for the PYD-led Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria

Mehmet Emin Cengiz Bedir Mulla Rashid | 20 June 2020 | TR | AR

The PYD-led Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria (AANES) has been facing various thorny challenges in different realms ever since the launch of Operation Peace Spring.
Thorny Challenges for the PYD-led Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria2020-08-09T13:41:44+03:00
9 Apr, 2019

The Phenomenon of YPG Transnational Fighters in Syria

Sinan Hatahet Mehmet Emin Cengiz Bedir Mulla Rashid | 09 April 2019 | TR | AR

Even though foreign fighters are an age-old phenomenon, they have once again come to the fore with the outbreak of the war in Syria. The battlefield has attracted thousands of foreign volunteers who have joined
The Phenomenon of YPG Transnational Fighters in Syria2020-08-15T11:31:46+03:00
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