June 22, 2017

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Fawj Ra’ad al-Mahdi: East Aleppo Militia Expansion

The Local Defence Forces network, set up and supported by Iran,… [more]

Fawj Ra’ad al-Mahdi: East Aleppo Militia Expansion Fawj Ra'ad al-Mahdi: East Aleppo Militia Expansion

JOURNEYS TO MOSUL

This paper is based on reporting trips undertaken by the author… [more]

JOURNEYS TO MOSUL JOURNEYS TO MOSUL

Katibat Dir’ al-Watan Nasheed: Translation and Analysis

Following on from my report on the new Syria-Lebanon border militia… [more]

Katibat Dir’ al-Watan Nasheed: Translation and Analysis Katibat Dir' al-Watan Nasheed: Translation and Analysis

EGYPT CONFRONTS ECONOMIC AND SECURITY CHALLENGES AS IT ATTEMPTS TO REGAIN ITS POSITION IN THE ARAB WORLD

Six years after protests toppled Husni Mubarak, Egypt is still… [more]

EGYPT CONFRONTS ECONOMIC AND SECURITY CHALLENGES AS IT ATTEMPTS TO REGAIN ITS POSITION IN THE ARAB WORLD EGYPT CONFRONTS ECONOMIC AND SECURITY CHALLENGES AS IT ATTEMPTS TO REGAIN ITS POSITION IN THE ARAB WORLD

The Islamic State Strikes Tehran: Reactions and Repercussions

The two coordinated Islamic State (IS) attacks on the Iranian… [more]

The Islamic State Strikes Tehran: Reactions and Repercussions The Islamic State Strikes Tehran: Reactions and Repercussions

PERSPECTIVES ON TURKEY’S 2017 PRESIDENTIAL REFERENDUM

Until the 1980s, Turkey’s long-standing parliamentarism had… [more]

PERSPECTIVES ON TURKEY’S 2017 PRESIDENTIAL REFERENDUM PERSPECTIVES ON TURKEY’S 2017 PRESIDENTIAL REFERENDUM

The U.S.-Iranian Confrontation on the Syria-Iraq Borders: Interview with an Iraqi Militia Official

Besides the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces operations with… [more]

The U.S.-Iranian Confrontation on the Syria-Iraq Borders: Interview with an Iraqi Militia Official The U.S.-Iranian Confrontation on the Syria-Iraq Borders: Interview with an Iraqi Militia Official

Lines in the Sand

An alliance of pro-US Sunni Arab states is emerging The decision… [more]

Lines in the Sand Lines in the Sand

Will Iraq’s Shia Militias Give Iran a “Road to the Sea”?

On May 29, the Hashd al-Shaabi, or Popular Mobilization Units… [more]

Will Iraq’s Shia Militias Give Iran a “Road to the Sea”? Will Iraq's Shia Militias Give Iran a "Road to the Sea"?