Politics

15 09, 2023
  • The newly elected President of the National Coalition of Syrian Revolution and Opposition Forces, Hadi al-Bahra (center), meets with members of the National Coalition’s Political Committee, 12/9/2023 (National Coalition of Syrian Revolution and Opposition Forces)

Hadi al-Bahra: President of a dead institution?

By Walid Al Nofal|2023-10-04T16:36:27+02:00September 15, 2023|

The Syrian political opposition’s highest body elected Hadi al-Bahra as its new president this month, in a process overshadowed by leaks, controversy and allegations he was hand-picked by an influential group of politicians linked to Ankara.

25 04, 2023

Accountability abroad: Mapping Syria-related cases in foreign courts

By Alicia Medina|2023-04-26T14:40:53+02:00April 25, 2023|

From the landmark Koblenz trial in Germany to the latest indictment of three high-ranking Syrian regime officials in France, the battle to hold perpetrators accountable for wartime atrocities in Syria is being waged in foreign courts. What kinds of cases are being brought, and where?

11 04, 2023

What does the Chinese-brokered Saudi-Iran deal mean for Syria?

By Alicia Medina|2023-04-11T17:46:28+02:00April 11, 2023|

Besides bolstering normalization with Assad normalization, how might the Saudi-Iran deal affect Syria? Can Riyadh counter Iranian influence on Syria or push Assad to clamp down on the captagon trade? Will China claim a larger political role in Syria or fund reconstruction?

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