Levant

A New Phase in Turkey’s Fight against YPG/PKK: Possible Operations toward Tel Rifat / Manbij

Details of a new Turkish operation to the north of Syria, which had been  on Turkey’s agenda for a long time, have been uncovered with the...

The Background of Bashar al-Assad’s Visit to the UAE

On March 18, 2022, Bashar al-Assad paid  a visit  to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and held meetings first with Sheikh Muhammad bin Rashid...

Changes in the US Presence and Objectives in Syria

Through three successive White House administrations, the US linked its presence in Syria to the war on terrorism, then represented by ISIS, which...

Drug Smuggling in Syria: Involvement by Assad Regime and Complication on Regional Countries

Cases of detection of huge shipments of Captagon pills inside commercial goods coming from Syria are increasing in a number of regional and Arab...

Changes in the religious establishment reveal a new direction for the Assad regime

On the fifteenth of November, Bashar al-Assad issued Legislative Decree No. 28 regarding amendments to the Council of Jurisprudence Scholars and the...

Damascus-Abu Dhabi Normalization: Motivations, Areas of Cooperation, Risks

Shortly after a phone call between Bashar al-Assad and Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed Al-Nahyan on October 20, 2021, United Arab Emirates...

Jordan Restores Relations with the Assad Regime: Steps, Causes and Challenges

On the 3rd of this September, the Jordanian Royal Court announced that King Abdullah II had received a phone call from Syrian President Bashar...

Russia keeps the post of Syrian Chief of the General Staff

Almost four years ago, on January 1, 2018, the head of the Syrian regime, Bashar al-Assad, issued Decree No. 1 of 2018, which stipulates a government...