The Assad regime cannot and will not defeat ISIS

In the recent years there was many questions that was raised by many regarding the hidden cooperation between Assad regime and Islamic State, especially by the Syrian opposition. No one can deny that the Assad regime has avoided combating against ISIS for nearly two years, focusing their military efforts on the Syrian opposition forces only.… Read More The Assad regime cannot and will not defeat ISIS

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

Battle of Aleppo: will it be a turning point in the Syrian war?

The Syrian regime forces backed by Iranian backed militant groups and Russian airforce have been advancing in the northern suburbs of Aleppo and have been capturing Syrian opposition held areas rapidly, which managed them to reach and to end the opposition three year siege on the Shiite towns of Nubul and Zahra, this advancement has… Read More Battle of Aleppo: will it be a turning point in the Syrian war?

What is the dispute between Russia and Iran regarding Syria?

Syria was expected to be one of the top agenda issues for President Vladimir Putin when he traveled to Tehran, the Russian President’s first visit in eight years and the first since Hassan Rouhani became the president of Iran. Tehran is naturally uncomfortable. Syria was becoming their fiefdom. They invested a lot in terms of… Read More What is the dispute between Russia and Iran regarding Syria?