28 Oct, 2020

The Transformation Struggle of the PYD: Localization Tendency as a Method of Gaining Legitimacy?

Mehmet Emin Cengiz | 28 October 2020 | TR

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).
The Transformation Struggle of the PYD: Localization Tendency as a Method of Gaining Legitimacy?2020-11-19T12:24:16+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
30 Mar, 2020

The Functionality of International Law Concerning the Phenomenon of Armed Non-State Actors in the MENA Region

Deniz Baran | 30 March 2020

Discussions questioning the general legal framework concerning the use of military force against the non-state actors (NSAs) in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region have been ongoing for a considerable amount of time. [...]

The Functionality of International Law Concerning the Phenomenon of Armed Non-State Actors in the MENA Region2020-08-09T14:08:48+03:00
16 Mar, 2020

How UAE Mercenaries Serve Its Foreign Policy Ambitions

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey | 16 March 2020

On February 12th the London-based Stoke and White law firm filed a legal case against UAE-hired mercenaries, accusing them of committing war crimes in southern Yemen. These complaints were filed to London’s Metropolitan Police, [...]

How UAE Mercenaries Serve Its Foreign Policy Ambitions2020-08-09T14:31:41+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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