Monthly Archive for: ‘December, 2016’

Turkey Discovers Syrian Artists

Turkey Discovers Syrian Artists

After centuries of common history and decades of separation, facing — some shared — challenges, Syrian artists are permeating the Turkish art scene and creating important institutions and networks for both themselves and the host community.

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Liberalization and Conflict in the Syrian Economy

Liberalization and Conflict in the Syrian Economy

Overall, Syria’s economic resilience can be attributed to three factors: its former economic measures, the role of political allies and the economic measures undertaken during the conflict.

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Faraj Bayraqdar: Intellectuals Are Last-Line Defenders of Revolutions

Faraj Bayraqdar: Intellectuals Are Last-Line Defenders of Revolutions

Culture is a vessel that holds the ferment of societies in terms of tradition, present and future, and that’s why I don’t see it as the first line of defense.

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Nobody Wants to Cross the Qutayfah Checkpoint

Nobody Wants to Cross the Qutayfah Checkpoint

Al-Qutayfah checkpoint strikes fear into the hearts of most Syrians, regardless of political orientation. It unites them in terror, a surreal paradox in the midst of a polarizing crisis.

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Evidence, Justice, and Peace-Making in Syria

Evidence, Justice, and Peace-Making in Syria

We need to remember that there have been other cases in recent history — such as Chile and Argentina — where conflicts had to be resolved by ignoring justice partially or fully, initially, only to come back on the agenda later. This is when archives become crucial.

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