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Abdullah Al-Ghadhawi

Abdullah Al-Ghadhawi

Abdullah Al-Ghadhawi is a Syrian journalist and analyst from Deir ez-Zor. He has extensively written on Syria and the Middle East, including for the Saudi newspaper Okaz and the London-based Chatham House.

Latest Articles

Al-Assad’s Strategy to Avoid Becoming a Puppet of Russia and Iran

Al-Assad’s Strategy to Avoid Becoming a Puppet of Russia and Iran

Recent moves by Bashar al-Assad in the security sphere show the embattled Syrian president still has cards to play to preserve his power, despite having sacrificed much influence to Iran and Russia to secure his regime’s survival in the civil war.

ISIS in Syria: A Deadly New Focus

ISIS in Syria: A Deadly New Focus

The Islamic State (ISIS) is a much more potent force in Syria than it was mere months ago. It is moving around more freely, carrying out lethal attacks against its various enemies, and entering villages to warn locals against cooperating with the Kurds, the Syrian regime, or the international coalition.

Uighur Jihadists in Syria

Uighur Jihadists in Syria

Uighur transnational jihadists fighting in Syria have served as a force multiplier for insurgents there. Without a substantial intervention by the United States, Uighur fighters could gain ground in Idlib, the only Syrian province that still has a large local and foreign jihadist presence.

The Role of Tribes: New Opportunities for Lasting Stability in Deir ez-Zor

The Role of Tribes: New Opportunities for Lasting Stability in Deir ez-Zor

Despite the situation in Deir ez-Zor regarding the lingering threat of ISIS and challenges of rebuilding after so much destruction,