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“The film festival in exile: Dox Box Global Day celebrates Omar Amiralay” in memorial and protest events held globally outside Syria
“Thorn in the side of the Assad regime” Suhair Atassi is profiled in the Financial Times
“The Bloody Road to Damascus: the triple alliances war on a sovereign state” In search of a much needed sober critique of the Syrian revolution and western narratives? Not sure this simplistic analysis does anymore than illustrate the default polarization and the intellectual poverty of the debates on Syria
“Syria: when cannibals preach vegetarianism” a more considered critique of Syria is offered by Ahmad Barqawi in criticizing NATO, the West, the SNC and the Syrian regime; but is he right that about the temporary nature of Syria’s uprising?
“Political discourse and the culture of monologues” Syrian students and polarized discourses; commentary in Syria Today
“Kurdish protests of 2004 are honoured in Syria in 2012” the Alliance for Kurdish Rights looks back to Qamishlo demonstrations on March 12th in 2004
“Syria’s non-violent activists were the first to be targeted” some historical context to Syrian activism and a call for Syrian self examination and an end to takhween
“Syria: Annan’s Mission Impossible” Inside Syria with Al-Jazeera English and useful roundup of various diplomatic attempts to resolve the conflict
“Syrian pound at 90 per dollar as government intervenes” analysis on the Syrian currency and government policy in Syria Comment
“Syria and the cost of failure” Open Democracy piece lamenting the futility of the ICC
ماذا يعرف الإعلام عن سوريا؟ الحياة اليومية خلف خطوط النار
An account of what the Syrian revolutionaries really go through in Syria, and a criticism of portrayal in Western and Arabic media sources.
Ammar Dyoub argues that there is no turning back for the Syrian revolution. The revolutionaries need to focus on maintaining the revolution’s popularity, straying away from sectarian rhetoric, and coming up with a local unified national agenda.
Sobhi Hadidi criticizes the “friends of Syria.”
Rajeh Al-Khoury presents five indications that the international community is leaning towards implementing a “Yemeni solution” in Syria.
In light of the massacres in Karm Al-Zaytoun and Adawiya in Homs, actions need to be taken in order to stop the violence in Syria.
Antoine AlHayek presents a political analysis of Kofi Anan’s visit to Syria.
Fayza Sara argues against the militarization of the revolution.
Elias Harfoush says Al-Assad was right to say, a few months before the outbreak of the Syrian revolution, that if one did not see the need to reform before the Egyptian and Tunisian revolutions, then reforms implemented afterwards would be too late, reactionary, and not substantial.
Majed Kayali lays out the difficulties that the Syrian Revolution has been facing for the past year.
Nidal Abboud presents his view about the failures and shortcomings of the Baath party and what it needs to do to revive itself as a representative political party.
Samy Cleb’s analysis of Kofi Annan’s meeting with the Assad Regime.
Michel Kilo: Syria and the Islamists
Yassin Haj Saleh: the impossible revolution that somehow still happened
The Syrian regime will fall; the question is, how?
The Security Council’s draft resolution on Syria
Does the Syrian regime really want to change anything?
The logic of the revolution
Why is Syria different? A year since the revolution began
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