From the Editors
[This is a roundup of news articles and other materials circulating on Syria and reflects a wide variety of opinions. It does not reflect the views of the Syria Page Editors or of Jadaliyya. You may send your own recommendations for inclusion in each week's roundup to firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday night of every week]
Regional and International perspectives
Damascus Between its Internal and External Fronts Salama Kayla’s last entry before his arrest; on Syrian scenarios and foreign interests.
New Republic: Smugglers on the Syrian Border Sophia Jones and Erin Banco on the human smuggling market at the Turkish-Syrian border
Covering Israel/Covering Syria As’ad Abukhalil exposes the double-standard in covering Israel and Syria
No Ceasefire in Syria, so what’s Next Joseph Olmert’s “if you can’t beat them, join them” approach to solving the Syria puzzle
Damascus: The Protocols of Annan’s Plan Nicolas Nassif describes how the Syrian regime views the Annan Plan
Patrick Seale suggests that the Arab Spring is merely a phase of the “long-aborted struggle for independence.”
Syria and Iraq: Armies, Politics and the Future Hazem Saghieh’s assessment of how the Syrian and Iraqi contexts compare
Syria Street, Lebanon Alia Brahimi on the ambivalent Lebanese response to the uprising
Syria’s Ethnic Circassians Plea to Leave Al-Jazeera reports on this Syria minority now asking for the help from the Russian government to go back to their ancestral lands.
Imperialism and the Left
Debating Syria John Feffer’s idea that negotiation has not started yet and that the discussion of a “plan B” in some media outlets is irrelevant.
The Militarization of the Syrian Uprising Samer Araabi’s detailed assessment of the uprising and its complications one year later
On Syrian narratives
Syrian Rebels Caught Embellishing on Tape Photojournalist Mani shows how some Syrian “activists” fabricated the news to embellish their side of the story.
Syria, Women and the Revolution A fresh outlook on the role of women in the uprising
Foreign Journalists: Visa Denied Shamine Narwani’s comments on the “sloppy” work of Western journalists covering Syria.
Syria's Field Hospitals: Al-Jazeera Reports from Northern Syria (Video) Anita McNaught visits secret clinics in Syria.
Back from Syria, Journalist Anan Gopal Warns Protesters “Face Slaughter” by Assad Regime Anan Gopal returns from Northern Syrian towns and talks about the general pulse of the uprising there.
Art and social media
Top Goon – Diaries of a Little Dictator: A Revolutionary Satirical Puppet Theatre Webseries Calling for Funds to Help it Produce a Second Season Puppet show satirizing the Assad government as a means of engaging people outside Syria in a conversation about the uprising.
Policy and Reports
دمشق بين الجبهتين الداخلية والخارجية
The recently detained author Salama Keyleh rejects the likelihood of the situation in Syria to lead to military intervention, or a war that would stop or solve the current unrest in the country.
الحراك السوري: هل الحرب هي الطريق الأمثل إلى الديموقراطــية؟
Mohamad Shami offers his view of the current situation in Syria and emphasizes the importance for the people to dialogue with the regime.
المواجهة مستمرة فوق الحلبة السورية
Mohammad Sayyed Rasas identifies the international implications of the situation in Syria and argues that the world is on a brink of renewed cold war.
الأكراد وعقدة المعارضة
The role of the Kurds in the Syrian uprisings.
ناشطات “المركز السوري للإعلام” يروين قصة اعتقالهنّ
Women activists from the Syrian Center for Information tell their stories about their arrest in Syria.
اللاجئون الفلسطينيون في سوريا: قلق الوجود وجحيم النزوح
The Status of Palestinian refugees in Syria during the current uprisings.
الفنان لطفي بوشناق: لا أستطيع أن أكون محايدا أمام الدماء وأرواح البشر التي تزهق!
An interview with artist and singer Lotfi Boushnaq about the situation in Syria.
فرنسا والنظام السوري: سجل مراقصة الطغاة
Subhi Hadidi: the history of France's relations with the Syrian dictator.
الثورة السورية بين أيدي وسائل الإعلام
Rosa Yaseen Hassan presents the media's role in the politics of the Syrian revolution.
الشعب لا يريد
Salma Idibli: The upcoming Syrian elections and the illusion that Syria is now "O.K."
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