Tag Archives: Syria

23Jan/19

Iran and the New State of Play in Southwest Syria



In the summer of 2018, the Asad regime reestablished its control over the Syrian side of the Golan Heights, restoring Syrian sovereignty and redeploying the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) to its pre-war positions. However, a deeper look at the developments across the Syrian-Israeli frontier reveals that the new reality is substantially different from pre-civil war Syria. The Syrian military bases today host a number of new actors, which include pro-Iranian militias, Russian military police, and reconfigured Syrian units under new command. The local leadership and elements identified with the opposition, who informally governed these areas before the Asad regime reestablished control, have fled or been killed. In its place is a new Syrian security architecture that is based, in part, on foreign actors (some with Syrian identity cards), who are playing the role that used to be reserved for the Syrian security apparatus.

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22Jan/19

Syria, following US decision to withdraw – Jerusalem Studio 387

President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw all U.S. military and diplomatic personnel from Syria has created a fog of uncertainty, with no specifics on the pace and modalities of the dramatic withdrawal that carries with it significant implications.

Panel:
– Jonathan Hessen, host.
– Amir Oren, analyst.
– Prof. Ze’ev Khanin, expert on Middle Eastern and Russian Affairs.
– Dr. Nir Boms, Research Fellow at Moshe Dayan Center for Middle Eastern Studies.

09Sep/18

Syria’s alleged use of Chemical Weapons

 

 

 

The fighting in the North-western district of Idlib may turn out to be the last big battle in the Syrian civil war. In its determination to gain a final victory, the Assad regime has been accused of readying a chemical weapon strike, and there is an American commitment to punish Damascus if that happens.

To discuss these events, we are joined by…
1. Dr. Nir Boms – Research fellow, Moshe Dayan center at Tel Aviv University
2. Prof. Zeev Hanin, Expert on Russian and Middle Eastern Studies, Bar Ilan and Ariel Universities
3. TV7 Analist Paula Slier