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Syria Media Roundup March 21st

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[Please note that this is a roundup of news articles circulating on Syria and reflects a wide variety of opinions. It does not reflect the views of the Syria Page Editors or Jadaliyya. You may send your own recommendations for inclusion in each week's roundup to by Monday night of every week]

Syrian activists (1) rethinking the revolution”, an insightful article on the Syrian oppositional currents in Al-Akhbar

Fast-forward Syria: three terrible scenarios and one good option” analysis in Al-Jazeera English by Marwan Bishara

Syria: armed opposition groups committing abuses” claims of human rights abuses committed by Syrian oppositional forces, in this report from Human Rights Watch

Al-Jazeera obtains secret Syria files” documents and briefings drawn up by Syrian security for president Assad are said to have been leaked by a Syrian government defector

Russia offers to support Syria UN plan by Kofi Annan’ the latest developments re Kofi’s efforts for an end to violence

They own the future” Syrian writer Odai al-Zoubi writing for Syrian monthly Syria Today on the revolutionary transformation of the people.

Syria on the edge” in depth reporting from the Turkish refugee camps, by Michael Peel of the FT

Friend of the Palestinians” an article in the Socialist Review by Dr Miriyam Aouragh solid analysis of the Syria regime’s highly questionable claims to support the Palestinian people.


In Arabic

هل تستعيد المعارضة السورية استقلاليتها؟
Ibrahim Al-Amin presents the need for the Syrian opposition to take a step back and reevaluate its approach..

بين الأسد والجيش لغز محير؟
Nicola Nasif: the Syrian army will not play the same role as it did in either Libya, Egypt, or Tunisia. 

إدارة الأزمة السورية: الجيش بيضة القبان
Samir Al-Hasan analyzes the Syrian army’s undivided support for the Assad regime.  

العلمانيون بين الانتفاضة والاستبداد: نقد الخطاب الزائف
Mohamad Dibo presents the secularists’ arguments about and role in the Syrian revolution. 

خواطر سورية
Syrian thoughts. 

الفرصة الأخيرة لسوريا
Kofi Anan’s mission is the last chance for Syria. 

رسالة مفتوحة من هيومن ريتس واتش إلى قيادات المعارضة السورية
Human Rights Watch’s open letter highlights the crimes committed by leaders of the Syrian oposition (the SNC most notably) in Syria.  

الدرامة السورية الروسية
Tarek Al-Hamid questions Russia’s stance on Syria. 

حكاية البعث السوري خارج الدستور
An analysis of the annulment of article 8 from the Syrian constitution and the history of the despotic baathist rule in Syria.  

عن الطائفية ما بعد كرم الزيتون
Yassin al-Haj Saleh: sectarianism and the duty of the Syrian people

يقظة الشعب السوريمانيا الخطيب
The awakening of the Syrian people

الحكمة ومصير الوطن
Where will the nation go? 

سوريا ومرحلة «اللاعودة»
The point of no return

سوريا: أنصار الأسد: من هم، ولماذا؟
Who are the supporters of Assad? BBC Arabic

"تايم": سوريا لن تلقى من الغرب ما لقيته ليبيا
The difference between Syria and Libya

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