All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Syria’

Divorce Boom in Rojava: Liberated or Second-Class Women?

Divorce Boom in Rojava: Liberated or Second-Class Women?

The establishment of numerous women’s organizations in Kurdish-ruled northern Syria has led to an increase in divorce rates that bears a multifaceted impact on society.

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Belonging to a Militarized Syria as a Woman

Belonging to a Militarized Syria as a Woman

In Baathist Syria, the interplay between loving and belonging to the nation, measured by the readiness to sacrifice and die, constructed an image of the heroic man as the ideal citizen.

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Mom Don’t Worry I’ll Be a Martyr Soon

Mom Don’t Worry I’ll Be a Martyr Soon

The story of Malek, whose mother never wanted him to join a pro-regime paramilitary force.

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Syrians in the North Embrace Turkish Intervention

Syrians in the North Embrace Turkish Intervention

Despite being military par excellence, Turkish presence has been widely welcomed by different segments of Syrian society in Idlib countryside and the Euphrates Shield areas, north of Aleppo. The reason for that being its contribution to improving the living condition of these areas, for the first time since the outbreak of the uprising in 2011.

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Illustrations, Graphic Journalism Create Alternative Narratives and Historical Documents

Illustrations, Graphic Journalism Create Alternative Narratives and Historical Documents

Notwithstanding the overload of photographs especially through social media, there has in recent years also been a growing use of illustration to raise awareness, inform audiences and to tell stories.

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How Khalifa’s ‘The Shell’ Informed Political Awakening in Syria

How Khalifa’s ‘The Shell’ Informed Political Awakening in Syria

Before the revolution, Khalifa sometimes had regrets about writing ‘The Shell’. But since then, “the revolution has obligated the regime to show off all the barbarism, without restriction, in front of the cameras.” And when “young readers […] told me very clearly that what prompted them to take part in the uprising against the dictatorship had been […] reading ‘The Shell’, my fears and troubled faded into the background. It was a relief.”

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Russian Presence Not Viewed as Occupation on Syrian Coast

Russian Presence Not Viewed as Occupation on Syrian Coast

Most Syrian residents do not use the word “occupation” to describe the Russian presence in their homeland, and some traders even benefit economically from it.

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Military Reserve Business Thrives in Syrian Coast

Military Reserve Business Thrives in Syrian Coast

An overview of all the expedients Syrians have to go through to escape reserve service, and how this is feeding a corrupted business in regime-held areas.

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Drought Not the Only Environmental Problem in Syria Before 2011

Drought Not the Only Environmental Problem in Syria Before 2011

An unsustainable management of water and land resources, socio-economic inequality, and badly timed government policies created a volatile situation with widespread socio-economic vulnerability to drought. These are factors that can be controlled on a national level, and had the problems with water stress in Syria been addressed earlier we might have seen a less severe impact of the drought.

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Bosnia’s Lessons for Syria: War Criminals Cannot Be Part of the Solution

Bosnia’s Lessons for Syria: War Criminals Cannot Be Part of the Solution

National and international NGOs – and national and international community – have totally failed in finding the solution for former Yugoslavia. One of the reasons is that after the war the international community made the devil’s pact with well-known war criminals.

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