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Arab Solution to Syrian Crisis Bumps into US Sanctions

Syria’s return to the League of Arab States (LAS) will remain symbolic unless economic relations are restored, at least on a regional scale... In the run-up to the May summit of the League of Arab States (LAS), regional media and experts are speculating ...


Turkey on the Eve of Presidential and Parliamentary Elections: Balance of Political Forces in the Country

... indicator in the current difficult economic situation, but it may not be enough for Erdogan’s coalition to win the upcoming elections. Perhaps, that was the reason why the Turkish authorities were going to launch military operations against Kurdish forces in northern Syria. Another successful operation, which could have resulted in a crushing blow to the plans of a “Syrian Kurdistan,” could have strengthened the position of Erdogan and his party on the eve of the upcoming elections. In the meantime,...


This Distant Damascus

... been defeated, there are still sleeper cells in the Syrian desert. According to the UN, there are between 6,000 and 10,000 ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq, not counting the present representatives from other organizations. Additionally, there are thousands of terrorists in Syrian prisons (including those controlled by the Syrian Democratic Forces), which are becoming breeding grounds for jihadist ideas. Moreover, the risk of escalation between individual countries still remains. There is a U.S. military base, Al-Tanf, in ...


Twelve Years into Syrian Conflict

... For the past year or two, the situation in Syria has retreated into the shadow of global crises, all exacerbated by the standoff between Russia and the West over Ukraine. The recent tragedy that befell Turkey and the five provinces in the neighboring Syria has once again drawn the attention of the international community not only to the loss of thousands of lives and colossal destruction but also to the extent to which these natural disasters may affect the prospects of national reconciliation in Syria and rapprochement between these two nations with a complex history of relations. While being ...


Syria: Humanitarian Crisis and Disaster

... quite dangerous, as it passes through areas in which hostilities continue. According to UN Secretary-General António Guterres, from July 2021, when Resolution 2585 was adopted, until June 2022 5 convoys of 14 trucks have delivered aid to tens of thousands of Syrians. António Guterres expressed hope that the volume of humanitarian aid delivered across the line of contact will increase. Russia’s position on the cross-border mechanism for the supply of humanitarian aid Moscow calls for curtailing the cross-border ...


Istanbul Terrorist Attack: What Awaits Turkey and its Neighbors?

The recent terrorist attack in Istanbul will seriously complicate the U.S. ability to support the YPG if Ankara decides to conduct a new full-scale military operation in Syria A terrorist attack on November 13 in central Istanbul killed six people and injured more than 80. The tragedy took place on the busy pedestrian İstiklal Avenue, about 200 meters from the diplomatic quarter, where the Russian Consulate General ...


U.S. and EU Sanctions against Syria

... The Americans alleged that Saddam had laundered funds from illegal oil sales through this bank, and it also held the accounts of those who financed al-Qaeda terrorist leader Osama bin Laden. The decision was made in accordance with Section 311 of the USA PATRIOT Act of 2001, passed in the wake of September 11, 2001. But this package of sanctions was generally not too frightful for the regime stability either. Syria had extensive regional and international ties as well as plenty of tools and opportunities to avoid their negative consequences. Yet, the sanctions spiral kept unwinding. Arab Spring and EU sanctions on Syria And then in 2011-2012, not only the ...


Finishing the Job: Turkey Preparing For Military Operation in Syria

... Ankara can count on some trump cards in its game with Moscow. Maybe, as in 2018 and in 2019, it will succeed in obtaining Moscow’s favorably neutral stance. It may use such “aces up its sleeve” as re-opening an air corridor through Turkey into Syria that Turkey closed on April 23 ; or else, it may block NATO warships’ passage into the Black Sea no matter how hard NATO tries to push Turkey into revoking its prohibition under various pretexts. Finally, another trump card may be Turkey’s refusal to accede to anti-Russian sanctions. In the current situation, a conflict with Turkey may turn out to be too costly for Moscow, while direct opposition to Turkey’s plans (primarily if Damascus insists on it) may result in Ankara changing its approaches ...


President Biden’s Syria Policy Should Allow for Cooperation with Russia

... repeats the line that “the president himself worked to stop Russia from cutting off the last humanitarian aid route to Idlib, where more than 3 million internally displaced refugees would have otherwise starved to death.” Russia has no interest in Syria becoming a failed state (which the West has let happen in Libya), let alone starving civilians to death. This accusation fails to consider the mechanisms of aid distribution. It’s a propaganda effort aimed at discrediting Russia’s role in Syria. Russia is feeding Syrians , delivering regular shipments of wheat since March 2021 when the resource’s demand became ...


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