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.
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.
Unlike most documentaries produced in Syria since 2011, the filmmaker doesn’t follow a single character story. She attempts to tell Syria’s story through her own experiences, convictions and emotions.
Due to marriage, pregnancy and the many responsibilities that girls at a young age find hard to cope with, they suffer from depression, and, in some cases, lose the will to live.
The tunnels between Eastern Ghouta, held by the Syrian opposition, and remaining opposition-held areas in Damascus are a big business opportunity for those who control the movement of goods. Huge profits are made by all sides, not least dairy magnate Mohieddin Manfoush.
If the siege was lifted, people would not depend as much on renewable energy, but they have already learned not to take what they have for granted. They have acquired the know-how on renewables.
The Lebanese model is indicative of the importance of state weakness, which is possibly a necessary stage for other countries in the region after decades of absolutist domination in the name of the state.
It is precisely indifference to a distant, foreign and incredibly complex conflict that is key here.