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Wed, Mar 17, 2021

Salahi joins the Rome 2021 MED Dialogue to discuss the Syrian quagmire


Human Rights Middle East

Thu, Mar 18, 2021

Pursuing war crimes: The meaning of justice in the Syria context

Online Event Experts discuss prospects of accountability and justice for war crimes and crimes against humanity in Syria.

10:00am International Norms Middle East Rule of Law Syria

Thu, Mar 4, 2021

The future of ISIS

Online Event Experts discussed the legacy of ISIS detainees and returnees, as well as strategies against a potential resurgence in Iraq and Syria.

11:30am Iraq Middle East Syria Terrorism

Fri, Jan 8, 2021

Kazakhstan’s repatriation of foreign fighters and their families

Online Event As one of the main sources of foreign fighters for the conflict in Syria and Iraq, Central Asia now faces the security and humanitarian challenge of repatriating foreign fighters and their families. What was behind Kazakhstan’s decision to repatriate its citizens, and what can other countries learn from Kazakhstan’s progress?

9:00am Central Asia Conflict Human Rights International Norms

Thu, Dec 10, 2020

50 years of the Assad dynasty

Online Event, Public Event A distinguished panel of experts discusses the 50 years of the Assad regime, its legacy, and implications for Syria, the region, Europe, and the US.

2:00pm Corruption Europe & Eurasia Human Rights Middle East

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Thu, Jul 15, 2021

Empower Syrians Not Warlords: Against the re-branding of Hayat Tahrir al-Sham

Currently, Hayat Tahrir al-Sham’s ambition for complete governance is only lacking external legitimacy. If HTS gains this, it will be to the detriment of civil society groups and Syrians who aspire toward human rights.

MENASource by Rahaf Aldoughli and Azzam Al Kassir

Middle East Politics & Diplomacy

Wed, Jul 7, 2021

Qaddour quoted in Arab News on Washington’s response to the humanitarian issue in Syria

In the News by Atlantic Council

Human Rights Middle East

Tue, Jul 6, 2021

Qaddour mentioned in Foreign Policy’s Morning Brief

In the News by Atlantic Council

Human Rights Middle East

Thu, Jul 1, 2021

Qaddour in Foreign Policy: When Humanitarian Aid Becomes a Bargaining Chip

In the News by Atlantic Council

Human Rights International Organizations

Tue, Jun 29, 2021

Ashford in Reuters: Undeclared conflict? America’s battles with Iran-backed militia escalate, again

On June 29, Emma Ashford was quoted in Reuters on US strikes against the Iran-backed militias in Syria and Iraq. “A lot of people suggest that the term ‘forever war’ is just emotive, but it’s actually a decent descriptor of the kind of strike we saw again (Sunday): no strategic goal, no endpoint in sight, […]

In the News by Atlantic Council

Defense Policy English

Tue, Jun 29, 2021

Slavin joined VOA Russian to discuss the latest US strikes in Syria and Iraq

In the News by Atlantic Council

Conflict Crisis Management

Mon, Jun 28, 2021

FAST THINKING: What Biden’s airstrikes left behind

What does this mean for the future of drone warfare and the US military presence in Iraq? Our experts sort through the fallout.

Fast Thinking by Atlantic Council

Conflict Iran

Fri, Jun 18, 2021

Qaddour quoted in Middle East Eye on the importance of the Biden’s Syria policy

In the News by Atlantic Council

Human Rights Middle East

Mon, Jun 14, 2021

Qaddour joins The Good, The Rights and The Ugly to discuss how Middle East elections will impact the region

In the News by Atlantic Council

Elections Middle East

Mon, Jun 14, 2021

What choices remain for the United States in Syria?

In a new issue brief Nate Rosenblatt and Jomana Qaddour describe the challenges the United States faces in Syria, including Russia's attempt to expand the UN Strategic Framework as well the struggle to keep the UN humanitarian border crossings open in northern Syria.

In-Depth Research & Reports by Nate Rosenblatt and Jomana Qaddour

Human Rights International Organizations