How did the Syrian regime manage to survive the Syrian war?

During the Arab Spring many Arab dictators and their regime collapsed like Ben Ali of Tunisia and Mubarak of Egypt, while in Syria the Assad regime is still in power. So why is President Bashar Assad still in power until today, despite the mass killings and displacement his regime did to the Syrian people? This… Read More How did the Syrian regime manage to survive the Syrian war?

Why the opposition couldn’t break the siege on Aleppo?

Overview The Syrian opposition forces launched a second offensive on the western suburbs of Aleppo, the “Battle for the Hero-Martyr Abu Omar al-Saraqib” or “The mother of all battles” as described by the opposition as a possible deciding the outcome of the Syrian conflict. The objective of the offensive was to establish a new supply… Read More Why the opposition couldn’t break the siege on Aleppo?

Why is Nusra Front refusing to split from al-Qaeda?

Jabhat al-Nusra or Nusra Front avoided mentioning its affiliation when it was formed in the early year of 2012. Its leader and founder Abu Mohamed al-Golani was forced to give oath of allegiance to al-Qaeda’s leader Ayman al-Zawahiri in April 2013, as a response to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s decision to merge “al-Qaeda in Iraq” and… Read More Why is Nusra Front refusing to split from al-Qaeda?

Syrian Democratic Forces: A fighting proxy utilised by Russia and United States

In the recent weeks, the Kurdish led Syrian Democratic forces has been advancing and capturing the opposition held territories backed by Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Qatar. Turkish government in Ankara has warned the Kurds about their advancement but they continued towards the city of Azaz which made the Turkish army respond strongly by shelling the… Read More Syrian Democratic Forces: A fighting proxy utilised by Russia and United States

Turkey’s policy towards Syria: accuracy and mistakes

Turkish foreign policy towards Syria was based on a number of principles, the most important of them was the supporting of the Syrian opposition militant groups and having an opened door for Syrian refugees. Turkish government thought that the Assad regime would fall in a short period like what happened in Arab countries that had… Read More Turkey’s policy towards Syria: accuracy and mistakes