Operation Claw-Sword

By, Issam KhouryThe Czech-Slovak Institute of Oriental Studies Dec 08, 2022 Four armored vehicles flying the American flag, accompanied by combat units of the Syrian Democratic Forces, headed on December 2, 2022, to the vicinity of the Al-Malikiyah “Derik” area in northeastern Syria, with the aim of monitoring the Turkish-Syrian border, and a similar patrol…

Summary of the meetings of the Syrian American consultative meeting

CSIORS fellow expert in the US Issam KHOURY attended a Syrian-American meeting, which was held on October 29, 2022, in Washington DC. Here you can read his report from the event. Oct 29, 2022 By, Issam Khoury The Czech-Slovak Institute of Oriental Studies Interdiction “Freedom, justice, and dignity” were and still are targets for the…

2022 IRF Forum

CSIORS fellow expert in the US Issam KHOURY attended INTERNATIONAL RELIGIOUS FREEDOM FORUM, which was held on October 27-28 in Washington DC. Here you can read his report from the event. “Azadi”, or freedom in Persian, was present at the InternationalReligiousFreedomForum, which was held at the Press Club in Washington, DC, on October 27-28, 2022….

Policy paper “The Muslim Treasury and Minorities”

Al-Ghanayem office “The Muslim treasury, or Bayt Almal”, an office of the Syrian Salvation Government that is administratively affiliated with Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham “formerly al-Nusra”, and its mission is to seize all real estate and lands belonging to figures loyal to the regime, or any non-resident figure in Idlib governorate. This office was established in 2016 under the supervision of the preacher Abdullah Al-Muhaysn. This office provided high revenues for the Salvation Government, affiliated with Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham, to become a financial resource in addition to the rest of this government’s sources.

Assad and Me, The Daily Report

The Daily Reports, Shania Thura,  June 10, 2022 We as a whole know Syrian President Assad, however who am I, who was referenced in Assad and Me? With this bewildering question, we started to peruse the book of author and insightful Issam Khoury, depicted by previous U.S. Representative to both the Democratic and Republican organizations…

Blue Skies, Blue Seas: Air Pollution, Marine Plastics and Coastal Erosion in the Middle East and North Africa

عصام خوري | المدير التنفيذي لمركز التنمية البيئية والاجتماعية في نيويورك: حجم الخطر الفعلي الذي يهدد دول الشرق الأوسط وشمال إفريقيا بسبب تلوث الهواء كبير جدًا.. البنى التحتية لهذه الدول ليست مهيأة بشكل متطور لتلافي المضار البيئية المتنامية في المجتمع

Leishmaniasis north Syria

More than 17 thousand leishmaniasis cases in Tell Abyad and Ras Al-ain, This area is under the authority of the Turkish-backed opposition sandflies spread in northern Syria, because of poverty and lack of sanitation Leishmaniasis is caused by infection with Leishmania parasites, which are spread by the bite of phlebotomine sand flies. By, Issam Khoury

How did 12 Jewish New Yorkers end up vacationing in Syria?

By,  LUKE TRESS Last month, reports bubbled up on Arabic social media about a group of Jews that had traveled to the Syrian capital Damascus. Swirling rumors said the visitors were invited by the Syrian government, or they were propaganda props, or connected to Israel, or even that they went to get discounted dental treatment. The…