On Sunday 21st January 2018, armed forces of the Turkish Republic invaded Affrin Province in Northern Syria. This invasion, codenamed somewhat paradoxically as Operation Olive Branch, involved tanks, artillery, infantry and aircraft. It is a very significant event and begs a number of strategic questions for the region, for Turkey’s future, and for Turkey’s allies.
It is somewhat odd, to say the least, that a sitting Prime Minister of a Lebanon, Saad Hariri, would actually tender his resignation on Saudi television from Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, and then would not come to Lebanon to follow up such a move according to all of the constitutional specifications for such an eventuality.
Syria, Lebanon and Israel in a Changing Geopolitical Environment Professor Habib Malik Lebanese American University, Beirut Transcript The question arising
Brig Gen (Retd) Dr Ephraim Sneh Chairman, S. Daniel Abraham Center for Strategic Studies Netanya Academic College, Israel Transcript The
The Kurdish Referendum for Independence in Northern Iraq Air Cdre (Ret) Andrew Lambert Director, ERPIC Security Program Before we start,
The US-Russia Ceasefire in Syria Prof. Yair Hirschfeld Academic Director, S. Daniel Abraham Center for Strategic Dialogue Netanya Academic College,
Recent Developments in Syria – Dr. Sergei Yurievich Aseev Altai State University, Russia
The US-Russia Brokered Ceasefire in South-Western Syria Professor Habib Malik Lebanese American University, Beirut