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Haid Haid

- Haid Haid is a Syrian columnist and researcher and a Chatham House Associate Fellow. Focus: Security policy, conflict resolution, Kurds and Islamist movements.

25 April 2019 01:57 PM

HTS attempts state-building as survival strategy in Idlib

While the world is looking to Russia and Turkey to determine the fate of greater Idlib, Syria’s former Al-Qaeda affiliate, Hayat Tahrir Al-Sham (HTS), is attempting to shape the future of the region

22 November 2018 09:20 AM

Syrian army’s embrace of loyalist militias incubating problems

Emboldened by its military gains, the Syrian regime is reasserting its authority over loyalist militia groups in order to reclaim the state’s monopoly on the use of force.

24 January 2017 09:47 AM

How Iran and Russia may come to blows over Syria

Securing the Assad regime and preventing its collapse brought both Russia and Iran together in Syria. The division of tasks among the regime allies and their independence of one another allowed them to create a unified front both militarily and politically, Middle East Eye reported.