Collective memory

The Russian Withdrawal and Syrians

The Russian Withdrawal and Syrians

Just as the revolution surprised the world with its rebirth during the truce, so too has the Russian …

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The Battle of School Curricula (1): Oppression and Mayhem

The Battle of School Curricula (1): Oppression and Mayhem

During 40 years of Assad-Ba’thist military indoctrination in compulsory public schools, Syrians, who were force-fed the triad slogan …

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The intimacy of tyranny: Syria’s de facto state legitimacy

The intimacy of tyranny: Syria’s de facto state legitimacy

The legitimacy that the Syrian state can still boast has become a frequent discursive tool for Syrians and …

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A Syrian fearing exile and return

A Syrian fearing exile and return

In exile, identity is all about moments in our memories and how some of these moments can change …

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Razan and I

Razan and I

It started some time ago, round about 2008, when you’re being trained by some hot-shot lawyer through emails …

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Clawing at the sky: fighting for political prisoners in Syria

Clawing at the sky: fighting for political prisoners in Syria

Her name is Fadwa Mahmoud. She is a lifelong Syrian political dissident, born in 1945 and a veteran …

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The uprising and Syria’s reconstituted collective memory

The uprising and Syria’s reconstituted collective memory

The last half-century before the outbreak of the Syrian uprising in March 2011 can be accurately described as …

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