Popular Mobilisation Units of the Islamic Resistance Could Bring about the Downfall of the Syrian Arab Republic
Opinion

Popular Mobilisation Units of the Islamic Resistance Could Bring about the Downfall of the Syrian Arab Republic

With the exception of the United States which has mastered the art of becoming the airforce and strategic leader of non-state guerrilla/terrorist groups in Syria, the remaining parties to the conflict all stand united against non-state entities. Groups like Daesh, FSA and al-Qaeda are uniformly opposed by the states of Syria, Russia and Iran, while Turkey…

The Secret of Iraq’s Renaissance? The Multi-Confessional PMU Militias Backed by Iran
Opinion

The Secret of Iraq’s Renaissance? The Multi-Confessional PMU Militias Backed by Iran

On a sandstorm-swept morning in Baghdad earlier last week, Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, the legendary deputy leader of Hashd al-Shaabi, a.k.a. People Mobilization Units (PMUs) and the actual mastermind of numerous ground battles against ISIS/Daesh, met a small number of independent foreign journalists and analysts. This was a game-changing moment in more ways than one. It…