• Aleppo as the New Flashpoint of the Iran-Israel Tensions

    OPINION

    While the epicenter of the ongoing tension between Israel and Iran has been Palestine and Lebanon for many years, the beginning of the Syrian civil war has created a new flashpoint between the parties. While Israel followed a neutral policy in the...

  • Saudi Arabia's current policy towards Iraq?

    OPINION

    In 2004, the late Saudi Minister of Foreign Affairs, Prince Saud al-Faisal, said in a press statement when he was in Washington to meet with US officials that the US "presented Iraq to Iran on a silver platter". This was the Saudi Arabian...

  • Iran’s Perception Toward Turkey’s Military Operation In Syria

    POLICY BRIEF

    Syria, as one of the focal points of Iran's foreign policy, is of critical importance for Tehran's regional engagements. Considering its influence in Syria as a useful instrument for its foreign policy, Iran tends to increase its presence in...

  • Türkiye-Israel Normalization Perceptions-Reality

    POLICY BRIEF

    In the course of  Turkish-Israeli relations, which deteriorated with successive crises in the post-2008 period, positive developments were observed throughout 2021 with the telephone diplomacy between President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Israeli ...

  • International Humanitarian Law Training Program for the Syrian National Army

    OPINION

    “Syrian National Army International Humanitarian Law Education Program” will be held on 25-28 July 2022 in cooperation with the Syrian Interim Government and the Center for Middle Eastern Studies (ORSAM). Within the scope of the Training...

  • Reflections on the Duhok Attack

    OPINION

    Nine people lost their lives and 29 were injured as a result of an attack on a touristic area in a village in Zaho district in Duhok province of Iraq on  July 20. Immediately after the incident, some Iraqi politicians blamed Türkiye...

  • The Actors' Reactions in the Syrian Civil War towards Turkey's Upcoming Military Operation in Northern Syria

    POLICY BRIEF

    Although the civil war in Syria has created regional and international effects, its greatest impact  is spreading out to neighboring countries. Being the longest land bordering neighbor with Syria, Turkey has been the country most affected by...

  • Sadr’s Resignation Move and Its Aftermath

    ANALYSIS

    After the 2018 Parliamentary Elections in Iraq, there were efforts to form a majority government for the first time, in which all parties who have seats in the parliament were not represented. After the elections, it was supposed to determine the...

  • The Ukraine Crisis and Russian Forces in Syria

    POLICY BRIEF

    Russia's invasion of Ukraine has not only created effects in the context of Eastern Europe or NATO-Russia relations, but also has consequences in regions where Russia has a direct military presence. In this sense, Syria has been one of the...

Opinion See All

Aleppo as the New Flashpoint of the Iran-Israel Tensions

While the epicenter of the ongoing tension between Israel and Iran has been Palestine and Lebanon for many years, the beginning of the Syrian...

Saudi Arabia's current policy towards Iraq?

In 2004, the late Saudi Minister of Foreign Affairs, Prince Saud al-Faisal, said in a press statement when he was in Washington to meet with US...

International Humanitarian Law Training Program for the Syrian National Army

“Syrian National Army International Humanitarian Law Education Program” will be held on 25-28 July 2022 in cooperation with the Syrian...

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Iran’s Perception Toward Turkey’s Military Operation In Syria

Syria, as one of the focal points of Iran's foreign policy, is of critical importance for Tehran's regional engagements. Considering its...

Türkiye-Israel Normalization Perceptions-Reality

In the course of  Turkish-Israeli relations, which deteriorated with successive crises in the post-2008 period, positive developments were...

The Actors' Reactions in the Syrian Civil War towards Turkey's Upcoming Military Operation in Northern Syria

Although the civil war in Syria has created regional and international effects, its greatest impact  is spreading out to neighboring...

Analysis See All

Sadr’s Resignation Move and Its Aftermath

After the 2018 Parliamentary Elections in Iraq, there were efforts to form a majority government for the first time, in which all parties who have...

The Historical Process of PUK and Intra-Party Leadership Struggles

One of the historical breaking points for the Kurds in Iraq occurred when Ibrahim Ahmed left the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) in 1975, which...

The Spread of Insecurity from North Africa to the Sahel and the Questioning of French Regional Presence

Today, the global security agenda is concentrated on countries such as Afghanistan, Syria and Iraq, especially within the context of non-state...