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Harmoon Centre For Contemporary Studies issues a detailed vision about the transitional phase in Syria


We don’t foresee any political solution in the near future, nor a political transition; the likely possibility is a flare up of the conflict

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Confused Egypt in the New Middle East Equations



It seems that Egypt, which has always been viewed by the Arabs as a pillar for the nation, and a wall that could be leaned on with confidence, having one of the most important geopolitical locations in the world, and great historical and demographic importance, is going through one of its weakest phases; weak in its potential, plagued with crisis, weak in its role in the region, or the world, and it is looking for a role, but with no clue on where to start and how to set a foot on the path towards such goal.

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Revolution Train After Aleppo’s Station



Many analysis and forecasts about the fate of the Syrian Revolutions came out the minute the defeat of the Syrian armed opposition factions surfaced, and their retreat to confine themselves in few neighbourhoods, crowded with civilians, after dominating the eastern part of Aleppo in northern Syria for a while

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The Phenomena of “Militias”, an imminent threat to counties and communities in of the region



Recently, a very serious phenomenon has surfaced widely in this enflamed part of the world, namely the armed militias, which is an imminent threat to the whole region, not only because of the unspeakable massacres committed against civilians in the ravaged countries, neither because of their existential threat to the historically and politically significant concepts of ​​the national state and the national army, but they also threaten the unity of the communities which have been already proven to be very fragile and fragmented by the Arab spring

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Is Iran a Russian Ally or an Opportunist?



For years, Syria proved to be the deadliest ground used by Iran to put pressure on the international community in its negotiations on the nuclear issue, and the Assad’s regime was one of the most important tools for that. It is only natural for Iran to cling to the regime and not give it up, especially after experiencing the effectiveness of this tool to keep the unrest going on in the region, and the Arab world in general.

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Mosul, Aleppo and Raqqa: Synchronised Battles and Their Results



Today the echo of gunfire is heard in three important cities in the region; Mosul, Aleppo and Raqqa. Their geographical and historical importance is the reason behind the hidden conflict for regional and international influence, which may lead into dangerous results, openning the doors for prolonged conflicts and wars, and new local and regional alignments, manipulating the prevailing geopolitics and balances of the last century, and rearranging them according to the victorious powers if possible.

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Syria: A Record Number of Doomed Initiatives



A few months after the outbreak of the Syrian revolution, with the insistence of the Syrian regime on the use of the highest levels of violence and military solutions in the face of peaceful demonstrations and civil protests, and with the increase of regional and international concern over the fate of Syria and its people

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The phenomenon of Militarization and Impact on the Syrian Revolution



The phenomenon of militarization, which characterised the Syrian Revolution months after its inception, raised a lot of controversy and arguments about the inevitability of shifting from peacefulness in the prevailing circumstances

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Syria: the Political Opposition and the Uncertain Future



It is very likely, when the war in and around Syria ends, and it will end eventually, regardless of how things will end up, the first revolution spirit will be revived, and the Syrians organizing themselves, taking advantage of the experience gained from the revolution, and other experiences from the previous bitter and long years under the rule of tyranny

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UN Security Council: the Russian Wall and Other Options



This is the fifth time a Russian veto drops a UN resolution, and this time it is against the French draft resolution to stop the violence in Aleppo in the latest UN Security Council session, which was held on the eighth of this month, dropping with it the Security Council’s prestige and its role in this disastrous and clear failure

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One Year on the Direct Military Intervention: The Russian Dilemma



Direct Russian intervention in the conflict in Syria had some drastic effects and complications on the situation in whole, deterring any possible political solution, prolonging the war, and exacerbating the Syrian tragedy through the barbaric bombing carried out by its own air force, targeting civilians and formations of the armed opposition all over Syria, and on top of all these disastrous effects, the Russian interference has unveiled a conflict on the regional and international influence and agency war

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Syria: The Phantom of Division



The developments of the recent months on the Syrian affair scene and its raging war indicate that the phantom of division continues to hover over the country, becoming more and more a threat to the future of Syria and the fate of its people.

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Easy Turkish Intervention and Difficult Future Scenarios



Turkey has intervened militarily in Syria, achieving an easy win, side by side with the "Syrian opposition", but long-term results are not necessarily as easy to achieve, and future scenarios remain unlimited in light of the large number of forces acting on the Syrian scene.