Search: Bashar al-Assad (12 materials)

 

Assad’s Army and Intelligence Services: Feudalization or Structurization?

The formation of various paramilitary structures has undermined the stability of the regime 2017 marked a turning point in the Syrian conflict. With the full support of Russia and Iran, the Bashar al-Assad regime was able to neutralize the “domestic threat” completely. Throughout 2017, Damascus used the situation to carry out “outlying” operations, manipulating the ceasefire agreements and other accords reached as part of the Astana ...

13.03.2018

Who Controls Syria? The Al-Assad family, the Inner Circle, and the Tycoons

... The military conflict in Syria has affected the structure of the inner circle. In particular, the decision-making process is now influenced by figures who have made their way to the top during the course of the civil war. At the same time, some of Bashar al-Assad’s former confidantes have been forced to flee the country and effectively defect to the opposition. The Defectors The latter include, among others, the influential Tlass clan of Circassian origin. Until his death in 2017, the Tlass family ...

12.02.2018

Trump, Putin, Russia, DNC/Clinton Hack, & WikiLeaks: “There's Something Going on” with Election 2016 & It's Cyberwarfare & Maybe Worse: UPDATED 8/15

... Kremlin’s policies than any other major candidate for the presidency. Notably: Trump wants the U.S. to defer to Russia in Syria and let it “fight ISIS” there, and agreed with Putin’s backing of Syrian's murderous President Bashar al-Assad. Trump is against the U.S. taking a large role in helping Ukraine defend itself against Russian aggression, and his campaign people also aggressively saw to it that language calling for the U.S. government to supply arms to the Ukrainian ...

16.08.2016

Crowdfunding with the enemy

With western media continuing to blame Russia and its allies for the escalation of violence in Syria and elsewhere, Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov told participants at the Munich Security Conference-- itself a relic of the Cold War designed to promote defense spending-- that “all sides in Syria are guilty.” Speaking to the same audience in Munich, Russian prime minister Dmitry Ledbedev said he feels Western Europe and NATO are conducting relations with Russia, treating Moscow...

16.02.2016

Claiming Obama’s Iraq Withdrawal Created ISIS Problem Is Absurd; Here Are the Top 5 Reasons Why

People claiming that the withdrawal from Iraq of U.S. forces carried out by the Obama Administration from 2010-2011 explains the rise of the terrorist group ISIS have absolutely no idea what they are talking about. A simple look at the timeline, geography, facts, context, and history concerning the withdrawal and the rise of ISIS makes this abundantly clear and provable beyond any reasonable doubt. Ultimately, Iraqi Prime Minister Maliki's policies and the dynamics of Syria's raging...

15.01.2016

Syria: a Сentury of Struggle

The Book " History Of Syria - XX century ", by Elza Pir-Budagova, is an analysis of the development of Syria since the beginning of the First World War as one of the Vilayets of the Ottoman Empire until the coming to power of Bashar al-Assad in 2000. Special attention is paid to the period of formation of the Baath party, which radically changed the historical course of the country. In addition, the author analyzes the Arab-Israeli conflict and its implications for the country ...

14.01.2016

The Syrian Zugzwang

... served as Minister of Foreign Affairs from 1970 to 1984. Farouk al-Sharaa (a Sunni), another close associate of Syria’s head of state, served as foreign minister from 1984 until 2006 when he became (and still is) the country’s Vice President. Bashar al-Assad and the status quo After Hafez al-Assad’s demise in June 2000 the Syrian state was faced with a number of urgent issues. Just a few hours after the death of the president, the parliament unanimously changed an article of the constitution,...

23.11.2015

Assad’s Victory – stabilization or a new round of crisis?

Interview with Aleksei Sarabyev The Syrian presidential elections were held on June 3, 2014, with Bashar al-Assad emerging victorious. Aleksei Sarabyev , head of the Information and Publishing Department at the Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences, talks to RIAC about how this will affect the internal political situation ...

11.06.2014

Syria: What's Next?

... to occupy a central place in world politics, even as the events in Ukraine have become the primary focus. The presidential elections in Syria will essentially change nothing: their easily predictable results will confirm the legitimacy of the rule of Bashar al-Assad for those who recognize it, and serve as a bone of contention for those who consider his rule illegitimate. There is nothing contradictory in the fact that, as Russian officials have stated, while Moscow does not personally support Bashar ...

05.06.2014

Predicting critical events, an institutional challenge.

“Close your eyes and you’re not sure if it’s an Israeli or a Saudi speaking.” That’s what Daniel Levy, Middle East director at the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR), told The New York Times in an article dated March 31st. The ECFR, which has called for a greater role for Al Qaeda in Algeria to “promote democracy,” is funded mainly by George Soros. The New York Times sourced Levy about the latest attempt by Israel and Saudi Arabia to cooperate...

22.05.2014
 

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