OPINION

OPINION

Al-Hashd al-Sha’bi: The Process of Secession, Its Aftermath and the Possibilities

Taylan Çökenoğlu

The military-political positioning of the Shrine Militia so far and their secession seem to reflect Ayatollah al-Sistani’s vision.

OPINION

Criticism Increases from the Russian Media against the Assad Regime

Mohammad Abdulmajid

Russian media attacks on Assad could be considered as an indication of the distrust of Moscow towards the regime. But these attacks do not mean that Putin would stop supporting Assad in the near future.