May 29, 2016


Yarmouk Valley: The Formation of Jaysh Khalid ibn al-Waleed?

The ongoing fighting in the Yarmouk Valley in southwest Deraa… [more]

Yarmouk Valley: The Formation of Jaysh Khalid ibn al-Waleed? Yarmouk Valley: The Formation of Jaysh Khalid ibn al-Waleed?

THE CIVIC CULTURE OF THE ARAB WORLD: A COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS BASED ON WORLD VALUES SURVEY DATA

Click here for PDF This study attempts to estimate the development… [more]

THE CIVIC CULTURE OF THE ARAB WORLD: A COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS BASED ON WORLD VALUES SURVEY DATA THE CIVIC CULTURE OF THE ARAB WORLD: A COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS BASED ON WORLD VALUES SURVEY DATA

The Local Defence Forces: Regime Auxiliary Forces in Aleppo

Emblem of the Local Defence Forces. On top: "Homeland, Honour,… [more]

The Local Defence Forces: Regime Auxiliary Forces in Aleppo The Local Defence Forces: Regime Auxiliary Forces in Aleppo

IRAN AND RUSSIA: SIMILARITIES AND IMPLICATIONS FOR DECISIONMAKING

Click here for PDF In light of the July 2015 nuclear agreement… [more]

IRAN AND RUSSIA: SIMILARITIES AND IMPLICATIONS FOR DECISIONMAKING IRAN AND RUSSIA: SIMILARITIES AND IMPLICATIONS FOR DECISIONMAKING

The Leopards of Homs: A Pro-Assad Militia

  Emblem of The Leopards of Homs. The Arabic reads: "Fuhud… [more]

The Leopards of Homs: A Pro-Assad Militia The Leopards of Homs: A Pro-Assad Militia

CHINA’S MIDDLE EAST FOREIGN POLICY AND THE YEMEN CRISIS: CHALLENGES AND IMPLICATIONS

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CHINA’S MIDDLE EAST FOREIGN POLICY AND THE YEMEN CRISIS: CHALLENGES AND IMPLICATIONS CHINA’S MIDDLE EAST FOREIGN POLICY AND THE YEMEN CRISIS: CHALLENGES AND IMPLICATIONS

Liwa al-Jalil: A New Pro-Assad Palestinian Militia

Emblem of Liwa al-Jalil, which features in the centre the name… [more]

Liwa al-Jalil: A New Pro-Assad Palestinian Militia Liwa al-Jalil: A New Pro-Assad Palestinian Militia

ISRAEL IN FACE OF EVOLVING SECURITY CHALLENGES

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ISRAEL IN FACE OF EVOLVING SECURITY CHALLENGES ISRAEL IN FACE OF EVOLVING SECURITY CHALLENGES

THE IRANIAN NUCLEAR PROGRAM AND REGIONAL INSTABLITY

Click here for PDF The following transcript addresses the Iranian… [more]

THE IRANIAN NUCLEAR PROGRAM AND REGIONAL INSTABLITY THE IRANIAN NUCLEAR PROGRAM AND REGIONAL INSTABLITY

Yarmouk Valley: The Formation of Jaysh Khalid ibn al-Waleed?

The ongoing fighting in the Yarmouk Valley in southwest Deraa on the border with the Golan Heights between Liwa Shuhada' al-Yarmouk (LSY) and Harakat al-Muthanna al-Islamiya (HMI) on one side versus southern FSA factions and the southern Jaysh … [Read more...]

The Leopards of Homs: A Pro-Assad Militia

  Emblem of The Leopards of Homs. The Arabic reads: "Fuhud Homs: Fawj al-Maham al-Khasa" (The Leopards of Homs: Special Operations Regiment). See older emblems of the militia here. The Homs area has seen the creation and growth of … [Read more...]

Liwa al-Jalil: A New Pro-Assad Palestinian Militia

Emblem of Liwa al-Jalil, which features in the centre the name of the militia's political wing: "National Resistance Action Movement." In the branding of pro-Assad Palestinian militias, it is hardly surprising that there should be references to … [Read more...]

Black Banner at the Gates of Europe

The Islamic State Comes to Libya At a meeting of G5 world leaders in Hanover, Germany this week, a proposal was raised for US warships to join vessels of EU navies off the coast of Libya.  Their mission would be to help slow the flow of migrants … [Read more...]

The Changing ISIS Threat

Islamic State loses ground in Iraq and Syria, advances in Libya The reconquest by the forces of Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad of the town of Qaryatayn from Islamic State this month is the latest indication of the declining fortunes of the … [Read more...]

A Caliphate under Strain: The Documentary Evidence

Abstract: Internal Islamic State documents, including documents obtained by the author and published here for the first time, shed new light on how the Islamic State has come under strain as it is degraded by coalition air strikes and loses … [Read more...]

Ready for the Storm: Israel and the Syrian War

War in Syria – and Israeli efforts to ensure it does not spread to the Golan, West Bank – set to continue The fragile cease-fire declared in Syria on February 27 between regime and rebel forces is in the process of crumbling. Assad’s forces … [Read more...]

Towards a Coherent Western Policy on Syria

The following article was published by the Centre for the New Middle East at the Henry Jackson Society Towards a Coherent Western Policy on the Syrian War Key points: Syria today is divided into areas of control.  The Russian intervention … [Read more...]

The Archivist: Unseen Islamic State Military Commanders Manual: Qualities and Manners of the Mujahid Commander

In keeping with its statehood image, the Islamic State (IS) seeks to present its fighting forces as akin to an organized military, with a bureaucratic department known as the Diwan al-Jund (Soldiers Department) as part of the system of Diwans to … [Read more...]

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