Opinion

On the Inevitability of Militarization in the Syrian Uprising

On the Inevitability of Militarization in the Syrian Uprising

The fierce debate and the war of certainties that persisted around the uprising between the defenders of militarization on the one hand, and those weeping over peacefulness on the other, had little meaning.

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What Political Solution Are They Talking About?

What Political Solution Are They Talking About?

The issue at hand is no longer about changing the regime, which was the goal of the revolution, but about instituting a change with the regime, which is the goal of negotiations. Change with the regime ultimately means enabling the regime to bypass the changes and continue as it was.

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Symptoms of Flawed Pluralism: the Debate on Federalism

Symptoms of Flawed Pluralism: the Debate on Federalism

The following is an attempt to understand one of the paradoxes of Syrian political discourse: the acceptance of …

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Truce and The Test of Syrian Civil Society

Truce and The Test of Syrian Civil Society

When the Syrian regime opened fire on demonstrators at the start of the revolution, the intention was to …

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From Douma to Jerusalem: Freedom and Liberation

From Douma to Jerusalem: Freedom and Liberation

For a young man, living in besieged Douma surrounded by death, hunger, Russian and Assadist air strikes, checkpoints …

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Mohammad Ali Saleh: Imprisoned on Charges of Freedom

Mohammad Ali Saleh: Imprisoned on Charges of Freedom

In October 2011, one of the armed opposition groups in Homs issued a warning against activist Mohammad Ali …

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Between the Regime’s Detainees and Alloush’s Cages

Between the Regime’s Detainees and Alloush’s Cages

The regime detained Mohammad Saleh when he was at home in Homs. ISIS assassinated Raqqawi activists who were …

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Pray for Bassel, Pray for Freedom

Pray for Bassel, Pray for Freedom

Just two lines were enough to remind us of the pain that exists in the dystopia that is …

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The importance of telling Syrian stories as they should be told

The importance of telling Syrian stories as they should be told

In the wake of the Syrian uprising, in March 2011, we found ourselves overwhelmed with a treasure trove …

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