Commentary

From Aleppo to Mariupol: Russian Aggressions, New Solidarity

As the Russian-led war in Ukraine enters its third month, the war in Syria and Russia’s support of Bashar al-Assad’s regime through the brutal repression of Syrian civilians is increasingly referenced in relation to Russian aggression in Ukraine. In making sense of these references, this article will examine comparable strategic analyses and the shared struggle of both peoples.

Holding Wagner to Account for Russian Abuses in Syria

On the tenth anniversary of the Syrian revolution last year, a complaint against the Russian private military company (PMC) Wagner was filed in Russian courts, the first case ever brought against the group. Almost a year later, the court found that the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation, which had the power to open an investigation into the torture and murder of a Syrian civilian by members of the Wagner Group, was not obligated to take action.

Daraa: Another Example of the Regime’s Failure of Reconciliation

Recently, regime forces launched an attack against the Daraa al-Balad area in south Syria. The attack aimed at fully recapturing the area after it has been under the control of the locals since the June 2018 reconciliation agreement between Assad regime and opposition forces under Russian auspices.

Reports & Briefs

TIMEP Monthly Briefs: May 2019

This monthly compilation of TIMEP briefs offers succinct, policy-relevant information on regional issues, laws, and policies, highlighting the context in which developments occur, their trajectories, and implications.

TIMEP Monthly Briefs: April 2019

This monthly compilation of TIMEP briefs offers succinct, policy-relevant information on regional issues, laws, and policies, highlighting the context in which developments occur, their trajectories, and implications.

TIMEP Monthly Briefs: March 2019

This monthly compilation of TIMEP briefs offers succinct, policy-relevant information on regional issues, laws, and policies, highlighting the context in which developments occur, their trajectories, and implications.

Projects

In the interest of exploring the complex relationship between threat and response, TIMEP presents Egypt Security Watch—the only such project to offer original content on the security situation in Egypt as a whole.