Source: Chatham House (The Royal Institute of International Affairs) By: Asaad Hanna Jan, 2018 When a military operation supported by Turkey was launched against the city of Afrin, it hardly came as a surprise. The city, whose inhabitants are mostly Kurdish, is also a major base of the People’s Protection Units (YPG), a military organization … Continue reading What Turkey’s campaign in Afrin means for the YPG ..
Source: The Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies By : Dany Shoham 31 Jan, 2018 In September 2013, Russia, the US, and Syria accepted a “Framework for Elimination of Syrian Chemical Weapons.” Then, in April 2014, the Fact-Finding Mission of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) was created with the aim of determining possible … Continue reading Why Won’t Russia Support the Investigation of Chemical Weapons Attacks in Syria? ..
Source: Aljazeera English By: Malak Chabkoun 28 Jan, 2018 On January 29, Russia will host what it calls the Syrian National Dialogue Congress in Sochi. It claims that this meeting will emphasise the “necessity of a speedy political settlement of the Syrian crisis based on UN Security Council Resolution 2254.” While Russia’s current air offensive on the Idlib province is … Continue reading What is left of the Syrian opposition? ..