Posts In: Syria

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The Islamic State in Raqqa and Mosul

On June 11th, the international coalition launched a coordinated offensive against the Islamic State in the Syrian city of Raqqa, which is likely to fall…

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The Syria Paper – An Insider’s View on a Global Crisis – part 1

1st Edition : The Astana process & life in government held areas Six years of war in Syria have had a devastating toll with almost…

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Syria Ceasefire

7th March 2016 Middle East

Please see below our publication on the security situation in Syria. 160307_OSC_Syria Ceasefire

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Russian intervention in Syria

12th October 2015 Analysis, Regional Document

Starting on the September 30 th 2015, Russia  began  air strikes over Syria initiating a direct  intervention in the four  year long crisis.  There have…

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Turkey Involvement in Syria and Iraq

5th August 2015 Analysis, Regional Document

Decoding Turkey’s Involvement in Syria and Iraq READ MORE 1508_Turkey Involvement in Syria and Iraq use the link to download a full PDF of the…

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Mapping features of armed groups: Islamic State (IS)

23rd May 2015 Analysis, Mapping

In its earlier iterations as Al-Qeada in Iraq (AQI), the group focused on more concrete goals like driving foreign forces from Iraq. However since its…

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Mapping the Conflict: North-western and Central Syria in 2015

23rd May 2015 Analysis, Mapping

Overwiew NW & Central Syria Mapping the conflict use link for full diagram

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Mapping features of armed groups Hezbollah

15th May 2015 Analysis, Mapping

According to Hezbollah’s 1985 manifesto, its original goals were: to (1) destroy Israel, (2) to expel Western influences from Lebanon and the wider Middle East,…

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Boko Haram Swears Allegiance to the Islamic State

12th March 2015 Analysis

Saturday 7th March 2015. Soon after Maiduguri the capital of Borno state Nigeria was rocked by bomb blasts of an attack by three female jihadists…

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Mapping Jihadist groups alongside Current Humanitarian Action

1st March 2015 Analysis, Mapping

This report provides an all-encompassing mapping of jihadist and other terrorist groups alongside current humanitarian action. The first segment provides an overview of developments in…

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