Kheder Khaddour

Nonresident Scholar
Malcolm H. Kerr Carnegie Middle East Center

Kheder Khaddour is a nonresident scholar at the Malcolm H. Kerr Carnegie Middle East Center in Beirut. His research centers on civil military relations and local identities in the Levant, with a focus on Syria.

Kheder Khaddour is a nonresident scholar at the Malcolm H. Kerr Carnegie Middle East Center in Beirut. His research centers on civil military relations and local identities in the Levant, with a focus on Syria.

Previously Khaddour has been a visiting scholar at the University of Chicago. He has conducted independent research for the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, and has worked as an independent journalist for Reuters.

Khaddour’s most recent publications include Eastern Expectations: The Changing Dynamics in Syria’s Tribal Regions (co-authored with Kevin Mazur, February 2017); How Regional Security Concerns Uniquely Constrain Governance in Northeastern Syria (March 2017);  Local Wars and the Chance for Decentralized Peace in Syria (March 2017) and Back to What Future? What Remains for Syria’s Displaced People (January 2018).

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  • A Voice for Those in the Field
    • December 15, 2020

    A Voice for Those in the Field

    Because of Covid-19 restrictions, researchers have had to find alternative ways of getting information.

  • A Fluid Frontier
    • October 02, 2020

    A Fluid Frontier

    Turkey is altering the nature of Syrian border areas, perhaps presaging more far-reaching steps.

  • The Wrath of Caesar
    • June 01, 2020

    The Wrath of Caesar

    The Makhlouf affair may accelerate a generalized collapse of Syria’s economy and effective control over the country.

  • Much More Than a Border
    • September 02, 2019

    Much More Than a Border

    Albukamal and Qaim lie on a Syrian-Iraqi boundary that has had regional implications for decades.

  • A Line in the Sand
    • February 22, 2019

    A Line in the Sand

    The Syrian-Iraqi border has become a point of confrontation among regional and international powers.

  • Syria’s Troublesome Militias
    • November 05, 2018

    Syria’s Troublesome Militias

    By integrating pro-regime armed groups into state structures, the Assad regime has created a hybrid military order.

  • Survival Through Destruction
    • November 29, 2017

    Survival Through Destruction

    In the midst of Syria’s wartime devastation, the regime saw a path to its own revival.

  • A Shattered Relationship
    • September 27, 2017

    A Shattered Relationship

    Why the conflict against the Islamic State will profoundly reshape the ties and networks in Deir Ezzor.

  • I, the Supreme
    • March 22, 2017

    I, the Supreme

    The Syrian regime devolves some power over reconstruction, mainly to retain it.

  • Eastern Approaches
    • October 10, 2016

    Eastern Approaches

    Why local tribal calculations will determine what happens outside Syria’s heartland.

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  • English
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