Bassel Oudat's Articles

Hostility to Syrian refugees in Turkey has resurfaced after last week’s bomb attack in Istanbul.

Efforts are being made to reactivate the political process on the Syrian crisis after a five-month standstill, writes Bassel Oudat in Damascus.

Algerian attempts to invite Syria to the Arab Summit meeting in Algiers in November have run up against Arab and US opposition, reports Bassel Oudat in Damascus.

Fears are growing that Russia may withdraw its forces from southern Syria, leaving the area to the growing influence of Iran, writes Bassel Oudat in Damascus.

Al-Assad’s visit to the UAE raised many eyebrows, with questions about the reasons and timing of the visit, Al-Ahram Weekly reports from Damascus

In supporting Russia’s military operations against Ukraine, the Syrian regime has underlined its close military and other links to Russia,

A German court has sentenced a former Syrian army colonel to life in prison in what may be a turning point for transitional justice in the country, writes Bassel Oudat in Damascus

As the conflict in Syria enters its 11th year, there is still no solution in sight

Syria’s Constitutional Committee remains without a timeline or mechanism, writes Bassel Oudat from Damascus

With discussion continuing about Syria’s possible return to full membership of the Arab League, commentators have been pointing to many obstacles

A project to transport Egyptian gas and Jordanian electricity to Lebanon via Syria may be part of an intricate political game in the region

The southern Syrian city of Daraa remains under siege by regime forces, with other actors having stakes in a possible political solution to the crisis, reports Al-Ahram Weekly from Damascus

A UN Security Council Resolution has extended the use of the Bab Al-Hawa border crossing to deliver humanitarian aid to northern Syria for another six months

This week’s presidential elections in Syria will do nothing to help solve the ongoing crisis in the country, writes Bassel Oudat in Damascus

Presidential elections will be held in Syria on 26 May following a recent announcement by the government

A proposal for a joint ruling military council made up of dissident military officers and officers loyal to the regime is winning widespread support in Syria

Who was the intended recipient of new US President Joe Biden’s first military operation in the Middle East?

The Syrian regime is rumoured to be secretly negotiating with Israel in a bid to help it stay in power

There are few reasons to hope for an end to the Syrian conflict in 2021, but in the absence of a lasting political solution there can be no winners or losers

What changes can be expected in US policy on the Syrian conflict in the wake of the election of US President-elect Joe Biden?

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