Ghassan Ibrahim

Ghassan Ibrahim is a British-Syrian journalist and researcher on issues regarding the Middle East, most notably Turkey, Syria and Iran. He can be reached at

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Syria-Turkiye normalization more complicated than anticipated

The process of rapprochement between Syria and Turkiye faces obstacles, making the normalization of relations between the two countries more complex and demanding than anticipated.

May 02, 2023

The Daesh time bomb ticking in Syria

The world is beginning to forget about the history of the terrorist organisation Daesh, which is rarely discussed on international forums and in the media — but that does not mean that the threat from this malign organization is over.

April 07, 2023

What now for the Syrian opposition?

The Syrian opposition is facing a dilemma that it did not expect to come about so quickly, with changes in the positions of the Arab countries and Turkiye toward the regime in Syria.

March 30, 2023

Maintaining sanctions on Syria will not harm donor conference

The Swedish presidency of the EU Council has announced that the bloc is organizing a donor conference in Brussels on March 16 to mobilize funds to support the victims of the earthquakes in Turkiye and Syria.

March 04, 2023

Syrian regime must realize that Iran’s presence is dangerous

The Israeli Air Force last week launched a military airstrike on Damascus, in the Kafr Souseh district, which is considered a security square for the Syrian intelligence services.  

February 26, 2023

Iran obstructs normalization between Turkiye and Syria

The normalization of Turkish-Syrian relations under Russian auspices proceeded smoothly until Iran’s prompt intervention interrupted the process.

February 14, 2023

Iran fueled the war before leaving Syria in the dark

As the Syrian economy deteriorates, the Assad regime’s loyalists are raising their voices and questioning the credibility of Iran’s friendship, given its decline in energy and financial support.

December 09, 2022

Israel’s attempt to check Iranian expansion in Syria

The Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps announced on Wednesday the death of Col. Daoud Jafari, who was a senior adviser to the Iranian Air Force in Syria. According to Iranian media, Israelis killed him in a blast near Damascus.

November 27, 2022