04/27/2018 . By Hassan Hassan

The strikes on Syria by the U.S., France, and the U.K. will make it less likely for its regime to use chemical weapons. They also represent a setback for Iran.

12/27/2017 . By Hassan Hassan

Hassan Hassan is a Senior Nonresident Fellow at TIMEP focusing on militant Islam, Syria, Iraq, and the Arab Gulf states. He was previously an associate fellow at Chatham House’s Middle

09/21/2017 . By Hassan Hassan

TIMEP Senior Fellow Hassan Hassan examines speculation about the son of al-Qaeda’s founder being positioned to replace its aging current leader.

06/14/2017 . By Hassan Hassan

Last Wednesday morning, five Sunni militants attacked the Iranian parliament and the mausoleum of the Islamic Republic of Iran’s founder, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini. Iranian state media reported that 17 were killed

05/08/2017 . By Hassan Hassan

There is an obvious divergence between expectation and reality in Iraq, and this should worry any policymaker dealing with the threat of terrorism in the region and beyond.

04/06/2017 . By Hassan Hassan

If you believe reporting coming out of the group’s capital in Syria over the past few weeks, Islamic State members are nowhere to be seen in Raqqa. American officials, local

10/07/2016 . By Hassan Hassan

More than a year into the Russian intervention in Syria, the long-term impact of the involvement has remained constant since the first two months of the campaign: the removal of

08/26/2016 . By Hassan Hassan

Almost exactly a year after Russia intervened militarily to prop up the regime of Bashar al-Assad, Turkish tanks rolled into the Syrian border city of Jarablus on Tuesday to help

08/03/2016 . By Hassan Hassan and Bassam Barabandi

In a well-publicized announcement on Thursday, Jabhat al-Nusra announced that it was changing its name in order to distance itself from the al-Qaeda brand. The maneuver was a well-executed public

06/03/2016 . By Hassan Hassan

Over the past five years in Syria, Ahrar al-Sham has emerged as an important political and religious experiment. As one of the most powerful groups in Syria, Ahrar al-Sham has