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CRU’s research in the field of politics and crime focuses on the effect that licit and illicit power structures and have on statebuilding and peacebuilding processes, with a specific focus on transnational and local organised criminal networks.

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Turkish proxy warfare in northern Syria

18 November 2019 - 13:02

The report analyzes the evolution of Turkey's proxy warfare in northern Syria. This strategy has returned Turkey to the Syrian civil war as a relevant player, undone some of the gains of the PYD-led Syrian Kurds and created a tool that will allow Turkey to remain in Syria for the near-term.