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Evolution of the Syrian Military: Main Trends and Challenges

... of the central military command Alexey Khlebnikov: Major Challenges for the Military and Security Services in Syria Since the beginning of the war, the state and its armed forces have been heavily relying on the support of non-state pro-government armed groups which contribute to the erosion of the country’s central military command. Such situation did lead to further fragmentation of the Syrian Arab Army and the state losing its monopoly on using the force. As a matter of fact, from the very ...


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

... groups, and other units created by them in Syrian territory, made up of Syrian nationals. There are at least twice as many fighters in the irregular army formations as in the Syrian Arab Army itself. Ruslan Mamedov: Non-Governmental and Irregular Armed Groups in the Syria/Iraq Conflict Zone The Syrian crisis has made it possible for political institutions to acquire their own military formations. The Arab Socialist Ba’ath Party still has active squadrons, some of which are part of the 5th Corps....


Non-Governmental and Irregular Armed Groups in the Syria/Iraq Conflict Zone

Iran’s Experience and Russia’s Approach The problem of non-governmental and irregular armed groups in the Middle East is becoming increasingly relevant in the context of discussions about post-conflict settlement and the role of these groups in regional processes moving forward [ 1 ].1 In the current situation, the major actors cannot ...


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