About Sinan Hatahet

Sinan Hatahet is a Senior Associate Fellow at Al Sharq Forum. He is currently a consultant working with a number of think tanks on Syria. His research is concentrated on governance and local councils, anti-radicalization, Islamism, the Kurdish National Movement, and the new regional order in the Middle East. He previously worked as the executive director of the Syrian National Coalition (SNC) media office since its establishment in late 2012 until September 2014.
23 Sep, 2021

The Future of Assad’s Syria: The Land of the Hopeless

Sinan Hatahet | 23 September 2021

Prior to the revolution, the Syrian regime’s extensive authoritarian toolkit combined many functions, including the provision of governmental subsidiaries, employment, universal health and education, and security. While the services provided by the regime-run state [...]

The Future of Assad’s Syria: The Land of the Hopeless2021-10-11T16:12:32+03:00
12 Mar, 2021

The Syrian Revolution’s Tenth Anniversary: The Autopsy of a Delayed Triumph

Sinan Hatahet | 12 March 2021 | TR | AR

Following the dramatic and quick deposing of Ben Ali in Tunis and Mubarak in Egypt, the younger and allegedly more popular Bashar al-Assad publically dismissed the possibility of himself witnessing a similar fate. Confident of his ability to navigate through murky waters and maintain a working relationship with the international community despite their previous attempts at alienation
The Syrian Revolution’s Tenth Anniversary: The Autopsy of a Delayed Triumph2021-03-26T12:19:13+03:00
5 Apr, 2020

The crisis in Syria will play out differently for different actors

Sinan Hatahet | 05 April 2020 | TR | AR

With a limited capacity to treat just 6500 COVID-19 cases at one time, the Syrian health infrastructure is not equipped to handle any major outbreak of the virus. Since the announcement of the first case [...]

The crisis in Syria will play out differently for different actors2020-12-31T13:10:55+03:00
16 Jan, 2020

The environment in which Soleimani created the offshoots of the IRGC in Syria was not conducive to duplicating his previous successes in other countries.

Sinan Hatahet | 16 January 2020 | TR | AR

It is important not to paint Iran’s all political actors with the same brush; whilst some branches are prone to violence
The environment in which Soleimani created the offshoots of the IRGC in Syria was not conducive to duplicating his previous successes in other countries.2020-12-31T12:55:55+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
26 Sep, 2017

Forced Demographic Changes in Syria

Sinan Hatahet Ayman Aldassouky | 26 September 2017 | TR | AR

In the absence of well-established political institutions, Baathist leaders have used sectarian connections, ideological appeal, and command of military forces to consolidate their authority, and have actively prevented the formation of an inclusive Syrian national identity.
Forced Demographic Changes in Syria2020-08-15T12:30:27+03:00
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