Academic one-day seminar about thought of Syrian philosopher Sadiq Jalal Al Azm


Academic one-day seminar about thought of Syrian philosopher Sadiq Jalal Al Azm is organized by Harmoon Center for Contemporary Studies

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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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Fifth Statement of International Visiting Researchers Program at Harmoon Center (IVRPH) Meeting of the United Nations Human Rights Council


On 27 September 2017, the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC) held their thirty-seventh session focusing on the human rights situation in the Syrian Arab Republic

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Forget ISIS, Shia Jihadism is the real threat to lasting peace in the Middle East.



The video clip showed the sober procession winding its way between the crescent topped gravestones to cracks of automatic gunfire

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Fourth Statement of International Visiting Researchers Program at Harmoon Center (IVRPH) Surge in civilian casualties in Syria, particularly in Raqqa and Deir Ezzor


As both the regime and its Russian allies, and US backed Syrian Democratic Forces converge on Daesh’s last remaining strongholds of Raqqa and Deir Ezzor, civilian casualties, both inside the cities and within civilian populations fleeing the fighting, continue to mount

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Is Russia suitable to be a new mediator in the Middle East?



America’s hand in the Middle East is clearly waning. From George Bush’s terrible failure in the wars in both Iraq and Afghanistan, to Barak Obama’s faltering, non-comital policies following the collapse Arab Spring

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Third Statement of International Visiting Researchers Program at Harmoon Center (IVRPH) The first member of Assad regime convicted in Sweden


On the 25th of September a Swedish court handed down an historic sentence. For the first time, a veteran of Assad’s military has been convicted for crimes committed during the Syrian conflict

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Role of the International, Impartial, and Independent Mechanism for Syria and its influence on the possibility of justice



After almost 7 years of violent conflict in Syria, the name ‘Syria’ has become synonymous with war crimes, crimes against humanity and the appalling suffering of civilian populations in modern conflict

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The Astana agreement within a stalling peace process



While the Syrian conflict is still raging on the ground, the sixth round of the Astana talks held in September in the capital of Kazakhstan, have seen Russia, Turkey and Iran reaching a final agreement on four de-escalation zones

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Second Statement of International Visiting Researchers Program at Harmoon Center (IVRPH) The deportation of 400 Syrian refugees from Jordan


On the 2nd October 2017, Human Rights Watch released a report detailing the Jordanian deportation of Syrian refugees, without explanation nor chance of redress

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The Kurdish Referendum: The impact on Syria



On September 25th, the Kurdish autonomous region in Iraq voted overwhelmingly in favour of independence from Baghdad. While the implications for Iraq and neighbouring states with large and often restive Kurdish populations have been widely covered by commentator

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Peace or Justice in the Arab World?


One of the most frequent and contentious problems facing Middle Eastern countries after the Arab Spring is whether peace or justice should take priority when searching for a resolution to conflict

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First Statement of International Visiting Researchers Program at Harmoon Center (IVRPH) Indiscriminate attacks on civilians and hospitals in Idlib and Hama


September has seen an increase in regime and Russian air offenses in the regions of Idlib and the north of Hama. According to reports, civilian areas have been directly targeted as well as a number of facilities including hospitals, resulting in large numbers of civilian casualties. According to reporters on the ground and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights,

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The Harmoon Center launches the first round of the International Visiting Researchers Program in the legal and human rights fields


The Harmoon Center for Contemporary Studies has launched its "International Visiting Researchers Program" dedicated to the study of international law and human rights

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