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Fri, Nov 8, 2019

The death of Baghdadi: How ISIS used al-Qaeda’s mistakes to grow a caliphate

Optimistic predictions about the end of the Islamic State (ISIS) surged in the wake of US President Donald Trump’s October 27 press conference announcing the death of the ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, but prove misguided in the long term. The threat posed by ISIS remains high, particularly outside the para-state’s previously held territories in […]

SyriaSource by Amanda E. Rogers

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Thu, Nov 7, 2019

Journalists in northeast Syria fear the return of state security services

US President Donald Trump’s decision in early October to withdraw American troops from the Syria-Turkey border put the US’s local partner in the fight against the Islamic State (ISIS, Daesh), the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), in an unenviable position. Faced with an offensive by Turkey, NATO’s second largest military, the SDF struck a deal with […]

SyriaSource by Dan Wilkofsky

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Wed, Oct 23, 2019

What the Turkish-Russian deal in Syria means for Vladimir Putin

The Kremlin stands to reap significant rewards from its agreement with Turkey on Syria.

SyriaSource by Frederic C. Hof

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Fri, Nov 8, 2019

The death of Baghdadi: How ISIS used al-Qaeda’s mistakes to grow a caliphate

Optimistic predictions about the end of the Islamic State (ISIS) surged in the wake of US President Donald Trump’s October 27 press conference announcing the death of the ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, but prove misguided in the long term. The threat posed by ISIS remains high, particularly outside the para-state’s previously held territories in […]

SyriaSource by Amanda E. Rogers

Extremism Iraq

Thu, Nov 7, 2019

Journalists in northeast Syria fear the return of state security services

US President Donald Trump’s decision in early October to withdraw American troops from the Syria-Turkey border put the US’s local partner in the fight against the Islamic State (ISIS, Daesh), the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), in an unenviable position. Faced with an offensive by Turkey, NATO’s second largest military, the SDF struck a deal with […]

SyriaSource by Dan Wilkofsky

Conflict Media

Tue, Nov 5, 2019

Katz quoted by Foreign Policy in Review on Syrians’ perceptions of Russia

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Sat, Nov 2, 2019

Wechsler quoted in CNN on Syrian oilfields

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Fri, Nov 1, 2019

Cohen in The Hill: After al-Baghdadi: Strategic vacuum threatens the US and allies in the Middle East

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Fri, Nov 1, 2019

Daragahi joins Turkey’s TRT World to discuss how Baghdadi’s death changes the fight against terrorism

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Thu, Oct 31, 2019

Bryza joins Pakistan’s Indus TV to discuss U.S. military operation to protect oil fields in northeast Syria

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Wed, Oct 30, 2019

Kadhim joins Albawaba News to discuss Al Baghdadi, Trump 2020 and US-Turkish relations

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Tue, Oct 29, 2019

Charai in The National Interest: Baghdadi’s Death Creates an Opportunity for Peace in the Middle East

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Mon, Oct 28, 2019

Fontenrose quoted in The Washington Examiner on party concerns over Baghdadi raid

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