The general stance of Sub-Saharan African countries tends to support the Palestinian cause for several reasons. Foremost among them is the fact that the occupation endured by the Palestinian people since 1948 resonates in the [...]
The Arab Spring provided Turkey with a window of opportunity to project power in some Arab countries of the region that were traditionally neglected in Turkish foreign policy. Turkey’s pro-Arab Spring position drove a [...]
How Turkey’s anti-PKK Operations Moved from Southeast Turkey to Iraq: Context, Outcome, and Role of the KRGÖmer Özkizilcik | 05 May 2022
How Turkey's anti-PKK Operations Moved from Southeast Turkey to Iraq: Context, Outcome, and Role of the KRG For a brief period from 2013 to 2014, it seemed that Turkey and the Kurdish militant group [...]
The COVID-19 pandemic and the collapse in oil prices have hit the economies of many regional and international powers badly. From Syria to Yemen and Iraq to Libya, all these dynamics have affected the [...]
The Transformation Struggle of the PYD: Localization Tendency as a Method of Gaining Legitimacy?
Mehmet Emin Cengiz | 28 October 2020 | TR
Oct 28, 2020
The Democratic Union Party (PYD) has emerged as one of the biggest beneficiaries in the Syrian war, triggered by the Arab Spring. Since its inception in 2003 until 2011, the party had not found the chance of being a significant actor in the Syrian political theatre. However, the Syrian war eruption and the rise of ISIS opened a new chapter for the PYD and its military wing, the People’s Protection Units (YPG).
Oct 28, 2020Mehmet Emin Cengiz2022-05-12T17:08:07+03:00
Over the years, Hayaat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS), a Sunni Islamist militant group involved in the Syrian Civil War, has developed methods and tools to preserve itself and its capabilities at a time when most of its competitors have collapsed or lost the bulk of their power and influence.
Oct 19, 2020Osama Abo Zayd2022-04-30T15:05:27+03:00
A massive explosion devastated the Lebanese capital Beirut on August 4, killing at least 170 people and injuring another 6,000. The explosion cast light on Lebanon’s decay. Forty years after the end of the [...]
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.
Jun 20, 2020Mehmet Emin Cengiz2022-05-26T19:22:33+03:00
In recent years, climate change has become more recognized both globally and in the Middle East and North Africa region
May 1, 2020Mohammed Sinan Siyech2022-05-30T16:31:11+03:00
The Functionality of International Law Concerning the Phenomenon of Armed Non-State Actors in the MENA RegionDeniz Baran | 30 March 2020
The Functionality of International Law Concerning the Phenomenon of Armed Non-State Actors in the MENA Region Discussions questioning the general legal framework concerning the use of military force against the non-state actors (NSAs) in [...]