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Haid Haid

Haid Haid is a research fellow at the International Center for the Study of Radicalization at King’s College London. He is also a consulting research fellow of Chatham House’s Middle East and North Africa program.

Articles By Haid Haid

Despair in Idlib: ‘Stop the Bombing or We Will Break the Border’ By Haid Haid - Feb 24, 2020

On February 2, a crowd several hundred strong gathered in Idlib province in northwest Syria and began marching toward the border with Turkey. This “Break the Border” protest constituted a desperate plea to the outside world to acknowledge the plight of the people trapped in the last opposition-held province of Syria and suffering the last, … Continue reading “Despair in Idlib: ‘Stop the Bombing or We Will Break the Border’”

With Syria’s Economy and Currency in Crisis, Assad Turns to Extortion By Haid Haid - Feb 13, 2020

Attention to Syria has slipped. The gaze of the world, when cast toward the Middle East, now hovers over Libya, lingers on Lebanon and then alights on Iraq, Israel, Palestine and elsewhere. There is much misery in the region competing for attention. That said, suffering has not abated in Syria, either. Conditions continue to deteriorate … Continue reading “With Syria’s Economy and Currency in Crisis, Assad Turns to Extortion”

Are ISIS Prisoners Still Under Secure Guard In Syria? By Haid Haid - Nov 21, 2019

The ongoing Turkish military operation in northeastern Syria presents the worrying prospect of many captured ISIS fighters taking advantage of the chaos to escape and return to the battlefield. Caught between the Turkish army and the Syrian regime they have fought against for eight years, the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces admit that securing ISIS prisoners is now a “second priority” for … Continue reading “Are ISIS Prisoners Still Under Secure Guard In Syria?”

Turkey has Forced Syria Rebels into a Dangerous Liaison with the Assad Regime By Haid Haid - Oct 17, 2019

Abandoned by their American allies, the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces have been left with one option: doing a deal with the devil. Turkey’s incursion into northern Syria has succeeded where all previous tactics have not: it has created the conditions for the two main enemies in the Syrian civil war – the Syrian Democratic Forces … Continue reading “Turkey has Forced Syria Rebels into a Dangerous Liaison with the Assad Regime”

The War in Syria Is Close to an End, But the Crushing of a People Is Far from Over By Haid Haid - Oct 3, 2019

As the war in Syria winds down, it is inevitable that its impact will be measured in terms of casualties. Numbers of dead and wounded are the conventional measure of conflict but it would be wrong to focus on them alone without considering the challenges that face the survivors, especially civilians living inside regime-controlled areas. The fighting there has largely ceased … Continue reading “The War in Syria Is Close to an End, But the Crushing of a People Is Far from Over”