For the second time since the Astana track's inception in 2016, a meeting, led by Iran and involving the foreign ministers of Turkey, Russia, and Iran, was convened on September 22, 2023, alongside the United Nations General Assembly in New York.
The impetus for migration endures across the Syrian tapestry, with inhabitants of particular locales confronting more intense pressures that compel them to exit their homeland. In a blend of ingenuity and necessity, these individuals architect diverse avenues for outbound movement, all while navigating the labyrinth of risks that encase their trips.
Syria is recently witnessing unparalleled battlefield developments that could reshape the standing of various local actors, including ISIS. This is particularly significant as the areas experiencing turmoil fall within the organization's sphere of military and security influence and operations.
A tapestry of economic motivations stands behind the unprecedented confrontations between the tribes and the SDF, factors that have previously acted as catalysts for numerous protests in the eastern countryside of Deir al-Zour and other regions east of the Euphrates.
Bashar al-Assad Issues Decree to Abolish Military Field Courts! But Wait, Is It All Just Smoke and Mirrors? Despite the dramatic announcement of Legislative Decree No. 32 for 2023, key powers remain concentrated in the hands of the military judiciary and the Minister of Defense.
The Essence of the Syrian National Coalition’s Identity and its Responsibilities: Challenges and Solutions
The discussion resurfaces with every electoral and political milestone within the Syrian political opposition regarding its legitimacy to represent the Syrian people.
Recently, Hurras Al-din organization (an Al-Qaeda affiliate in Syria) released a statement entitled 'We Are the Avengers of Blood.' In it, the group directed a myriad of messages to various parties including the popular base, HTS, and the factions operating in Idlib.
The formation of the Fourth and Fifth Corps signifies a transition from the militarization of Syrian society pursued by the regime to the militarization based on sectarian lines.
The sustainability of early recovery projects teeters on the brink of donor burnout. However, the projects still hold the potential for growth in impact, reach, and scale, especially if the agendas of donor countries intersect harmoniously with the priorities of local players.