31 Aug, 2021

The Past, Present, and Future of the Syrian National Army

Navvar Saban | 31 August 2021 | TR

Towards the end of 2017, the Syrian Interim Government announced the establishment of the "Syrian National Army (SNA)," whose main objective was to unite all military factions that had fought against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in addition to the YPG/SDF throughout the Turkish-led "Euphrates Shield" and "Olive Branch" military operations.
The Past, Present, and Future of the Syrian National Army2021-08-31T15:49:50+03:00
24 Aug, 2021

“Cyber Protest”: The Hidden Face-book of Tunisia’s July 25

Larbi Sadiki | 24 August 2021

Tunisia’s president does not have a Facebook account. Kais Saied comes from humble origins. At university, he had qualms with the professoriate from the largely urban Beldi elite. Saied kept aloof from the politics [...]

“Cyber Protest”: The Hidden Face-book of Tunisia’s July 252021-08-24T15:59:57+03:00
24 Aug, 2021

The Fall of Kabul: Foreign intervention, state-building, and political legitimacy

Umit Seven | 24 August 2021 | AR

In October 2001, the United States and its allies invaded Afghanistan on horseback to oust the Taliban. In a few months, the Taliban regime collapsed quickly, and the UN Security Council Resolutions 1383 and [...]

The Fall of Kabul: Foreign intervention, state-building, and political legitimacy2021-08-24T13:36:55+03:00
19 Jul, 2021

What developments in Russian-Iranian relations can be expected under Raisi?

Nicole Grajewski | 19 July 2021 | TR

Ebrahim Raisi's victory in Iran’s June 2021 presidential elections occurred against the backdrop of a record low voter turn-out, internal economic crises, and ongoing negotiations on the restoration of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of [...]

What developments in Russian-Iranian relations can be expected under Raisi?2021-08-03T15:00:44+03:00
19 Jul, 2021

What does the Saudi-Emirati spat over Opec+ mean for the GCC?

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey | 19 July 2021

A standoff has recently erupted between Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), allies in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and fellow Opec+ member states, after the UAE rejected the Opec+ proposed eight-month [...]

What does the Saudi-Emirati spat over Opec+ mean for the GCC?2021-07-19T10:35:01+03:00
16 Jul, 2021

Will the Raisi administration reinforce Iranian pragmatism in Afghanistan?

Valentina Pegolo | 16 July 2021 | TR

The electoral victory of Ebrahim Raisi, the favored Principalist candidate and rumored successor of Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, has left the clerical establishment now in full control of all branches of government. This lead [...]

Will the Raisi administration reinforce Iranian pragmatism in Afghanistan?2021-08-03T15:00:18+03:00
9 Jul, 2021

How will the Raisi administration shape Iranian-Chinese relations?

Mohsen Shariatinia | 09 July 2021 | TR

One of the most important changes in Iran's foreign policy over the past decade have been its deepening relations with China. During this time, China has become Iran's number one trade, economic, financial, and [...]

How will the Raisi administration shape Iranian-Chinese relations?2021-08-03T15:00:24+03:00
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