Monthly Archive for: ‘August, 2017’

How to Remain Faithful to the Ideals of Fadwa Suleiman

How to Remain Faithful to the Ideals of Fadwa Suleiman

Syrian secularists were in effect outside of the revolution, or on its margins at best, which begs question, why have they failed to pin their position on the Syria map, whether politically or militarily, while Fadwa as an individual managed to achieve all that presence alone?

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Bassel Safadi: Killed for Being Two Steps Ahead of the Regime

Bassel Safadi: Killed for Being Two Steps Ahead of the Regime

Perhaps the most dangerous thing about Bassel was that he could think as the regime thought, and could see reality the way it saw it.

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To the Victors, the Ruins: the Challenges of Russia’s Reconstruction in Syria

To the Victors, the Ruins: the Challenges of Russia’s Reconstruction in Syria

Recently-uncovered documents have revealed that Russian firms have made major strides in securing economic boons for the immediate postwar period. Despite this, the Kremlin continues to face profound issues in projecting its influence across regime-held Syria, a problem that demands ever-growing resources even as major combat in the country declines.

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For a Secular Interpretation of Prophethood

For a Secular Interpretation of Prophethood

Instead of exploring the vast potential available to us to interpret Islam and its prophethood secularly, with much less artificiality and arbitrariness, we have preferred to remain woefully steadfast and unyielding.

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Do Syrian Artists Lose Their Identity Abroad?

Do Syrian Artists Lose Their Identity Abroad?

What happens to your Syrian identity now that you are living in a new country? How is your identity affected by the new country’s respective integration policies? Implicit in each of these questions is the notion of identity as a monolithic concept linked to nationality. The reality is never so simple.

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