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
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
24 Aug, 2021

TUNISIA’S 25TH OF JULY: THE END OF A CRISIS OR THE START OF A NEW ONE

NEDRA CHERIF | 24 August 2021

The 25th of July has become a highly symbolic date in Tunisia, not only as the anniversary of the first republic’s proclamation in 1957, but also as a date marked by key events throughout the Tunisian transition. The recent exceptional measures announced by President Kais Saied on that date, however, did not come as a surprise, but rather constitute the culmination of the protracted and multifaceted crisis that has affected Tunisia for the last several years
TUNISIA’S 25TH OF JULY: THE END OF A CRISIS OR THE START OF A NEW ONE2021-08-24T14:29:25+03:00
29 Jul, 2021

Understanding India’s Neutrality in the Israel Palestine Issue

Mohammed Sinan Siyech | 29 July 2021

India’s presence in the Middle East region has been continuously evolving over the last few decades. An indicator of its ambitions and positions can be gleaned from its foreign policy stances in the Israel – Palestine conflict
Understanding India’s Neutrality in the Israel Palestine Issue2021-08-03T14:56:24+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

Iraq’s elections: A Vicious Cycle


Kamaran M. Palani | 09 July 2021

This piece considers whether an early election in Iraq will lead to change, or merely reinforce the status quo and current power structure. Considering the key challenges confronting Iraq’s democratic process and genuine popular participation across the country, this piece highlights the ongoing and polarizing public debate in Iraq regarding whether early elections will take place on the planned date of October 10, or their possible postponement to 2022
Iraq’s elections: A Vicious Cycle
2021-07-29T18:22:09+03:00
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