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A New Challenge for Turkey Civil War in Syria
A New Challenge for Turkey: Civil War in Syria

The Arab Spring gave rise to a variety of transitions in the Middle East. Although initial developments in Tunisia and...

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Hezbollah and Syria From Regime Proxy to Regime Savior
Hezbollah and Syria: From Regime Proxy to Regime Savior

Hezbollah’s longstanding ties with the House of Assad lie at the core of its domestic and regional policies. Losing Assad...

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity in Syria
War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity in Syria

This article evaluates the civil war in Syria from a human rights perspective from March 2011 until this article went to...

Thursday, January 1, 2015

The Syrian Quagmire What s Holding Turkey Back
The Syrian Quagmire: What’s Holding Turkey Back?

The Assad regime has been playing all the diplomatic, political, and security cards it has accumulated over the past...

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Turkey the US and the KRG Moving Parts and the
Turkey, the US and the KRG: Moving Parts and the Geopolitical Realities

In a remarkable turnaround, Turkey and the Kurdish Regional Government have recently emerged as close partners in a region...

Sunday, July 1, 2012

The Role of the Military in Syrian Politics and the
The Role of the Military in Syrian Politics and the 2011 Uprising

In this research I examine the effect of the military on Syrian politics and the uprising of 2011. I consider the...

Friday, April 1, 2016

The Mayhem in Syria Where to
The Mayhem in Syria: Where to?

What started as a peaceful protest in the spring of 2011 soon developed into one of the most vicious and internationalized...

Friday, April 1, 2016

Geopolitical Realignments around Syria Threats and Opportunities
Geopolitical Realignments around Syria: Threats and Opportunities

The Syrian uprising took the regional powers by surprise and was able to disrupt the regional balance of power to such an...

Sunday, April 10, 2016


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