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Middle East/North Africa Security

Is Hatay immune from Syria’s conflict?

The Turkish province of Hatay has largely been immune to the regional turmoil but regional tensions lead to heightened security and stability concerns.

Middle East/North Africa Politics

Interview with Dr. Joshua Landis: The Syrian regime in 2017

Global Risk Insights spoke with Dr. Joshua Landis on what is ahead for Syria’s government in 2017 after the fall of Aleppo.

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Syria will define the future of Hillary Clinton’s uneasy presidency

Despite tightening polling, Democrat Hillary Clinton is still favored to win the U.S. presidency—an already uneasy presidency that is likely to be defined by an even more unstable Syria.

Middle East/North Africa Security

The Aleppo conflict faces risk of escalation

A tremendous battle has been going on for the past months in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo. However, it should be stressed that the battle is much more a

Middle East/North Africa Politics

Syria: A convergence of interests for Russia and Iran

Russia’s recent use of an Iranian airbase to launch airstrikes into Syria is the most recent evidence of the strengthening of ties between Russia and Iran.

Middle East/North Africa Security

Security challenges in the Turkish-Syrian borderlands

The recent spate of ISIS-inspired terror attacks in Turkey and subsequent attempted coup, combined with foreign fighters’ incessant attempts to enter ISIS’s shrinking territory have kept Turkey’s border with Syria,

Asia Pacific Middle East/North Africa Security

Does China’s Silk Road lead to Damascus?

The People’s Republic of China continues to expand its influence in the Middle East. Syria’s long term bilateral ties with China brings about questions on how China’s ambitions might play

Middle East/North Africa Security

Understanding Russia’s Syria pull-out

By GRI Analyst Nicolas Jenny and Senior Analyst Madeleine Moreau. Russia’s announcement this week that it “achieved its goals” in Syria came as a shock to the international community, as

Debate Corner Middle East/North Africa Security

Will Syria be partitioned or remain united?

GRI Debate: What will Syria look like after the war? US Secretary of State John Kerry recently said that partitioning Syria may be a possibility. In this debate, GRI asked

Middle East/North Africa Security

Breaking down the Syria peace deal

Just over a week after UN-sponsored negotiations ground to a halt in the face of a government breakthrough, the International Syria Support Group (ISSG) unexpectedly announced an ambitious agreement to