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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. His work focuses on security, governance, stabilization, conflict resolution and Kurdish and Islamist movements.

Articles By Haid Haid

Why the Syrian Regime Resorted to Brutal, Excessive Force in Ghouta By Haid Haid - Apr 1, 2018

The assault on the Damascus suburb of Eastern Ghouta has been one of the fiercest and deadliest in Syria’s seven-year war. Pro-regime forces used practically every weapon in their arsenal in the offensive, including internationally banned ordnances such as cluster bombs, incendiary materials and even chemical weapons. But while Eastern Ghouta, until now one of … Continue reading “Why the Syrian Regime Resorted to Brutal, Excessive Force in Ghouta”

Next in the Fight Against ISIS, Captured Militants Must be Rehabilitated By Haid Haid - Mar 9, 2018

US- and Russian-led campaigns have successfully recaptured most ISIS-held territories in northeastern Syria. But success in the battlefield will be squandered unless the main protagonists and their local allies follow up on two issues. The first is to provide a suitable counter narrative to the ideology that ISIS uses to recruit to its militant force. … Continue reading “Next in the Fight Against ISIS, Captured Militants Must be Rehabilitated”

The Syrian Regime’s Campaign Against Militants in Idlib Will Backfire By Haid Haid - Mar 1, 2018

Syria is a challenge for the perennial optimist. It is a cauldron of misery and a theater of conflict that anyone will struggle to apprehend. Afrin and Eastern Ghouta currently attract the most attention, particularly abroad, but the battlefields of Syria include many more names. Among these, once again, is Idlib, where an offensive by … Continue reading “The Syrian Regime’s Campaign Against Militants in Idlib Will Backfire”