Follow Us

Follow on Twitter    Follow on Facebook    YouTube Channel    Vimeo Channel    Tumblr    SoundCloud Channel    iPhone App    iPhone App

The Current Impasse in Syria: Jadaliyya Interview with Haytham Manna` (Part 1)

[haytham Manna`. Image by Bassam Haddad] [haytham Manna`. Image by Bassam Haddad]

On April 27th, around the Jadaliyya Co-Sponsored Conference at Lund University ("Contesting Narratives, Location Power"), I sat down for an extensive interview with Haytham Manna`, one of the icons of the independent Syrian opposition and a leading founder of the National Coordinating Body for Democratic Change (in Syria). The interview was long and candid, and addressed several topics, including the current impasse in Syria, the stages and transformation of the uprising, the questions of international intervention and of resistance, the Syrian National Council and its relations with other opposition groups and the Arab Gulf States and beyond, and the relationship between Syria and Hizballah.

Below you will find the first part of the 4-part interview. See Part 2 here.

 

 

 

The Current Impasse in Syria: Interview with Haytham Manna` (Part 1) from Jadaliyya on Vimeo.

[On April 27th, around the Jadaliyya Co-Sponsored Lund Conference ("Contesting Narratives, Location Power"), Jadaliyya Co-Editor, Bassam Haddad, sat down for an extensive interview with Haytham Manna`, one of the icons of the independent Syrian opposition. The interview was long and candid, and addressed several topics, including the current impasse in Syria, the stages and transformation of the uprising, the questions of international intervention and of resistance, the Syrian National Council and its relations with other opposition groups and the Arab Gulf States and beyond, and the relationship between Syria and Hizballah]

7 comments for "The Current Impasse in Syria: Jadaliyya Interview with Haytham Manna` (Part 1)"

Gravatar

very good point view by dr hithm mana but unfourtenly few pepole in syria like his logical line. and his chalange with pacefic movment against bad regem in syria

sakher al shara wrote on May 01, 2012 at 04:41 PM
Gravatar

Will this interview be translated, or have subtitles attached at any point?

Tamara wrote on May 01, 2012 at 09:01 PM
Gravatar

Manaa says the SNC never mentions Golan. Here is Ghalioun talking about it in December.

WSJ: Would there still be a major priority on reclaiming the Golan Heights?

Mr. Ghalioun: We hope that the political and geopolitical conditions will be more conducive to reclaiming the Golan through measures of negotiation. The Golan is a real indicator of Syria's sovereignty and stability; there is no doubt it will be returned. We are banking on our special relationship with the Europeans and western powers in helping us in reclaiming the Golan as fast as possible.

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970203833104577071960384240668.html

He was more forceful in a recent interview.

http://www.aawsat.com//details.asp?section=4&article=675401&issueno=12209

Halabi wrote on May 02, 2012 at 03:19 AM
Gravatar

@Sakher: I don't think that you can speak for the people of Syria, that they don't like his 'logical line'. From my experience, i have seen a good amount of support by Syrians for the line against: violence, foreign intervention and sectarianism. Even if they don't necessarily support the National Coordination body for Democratic change.

I also do not think that the the role of the intellectual should be that of following the street -and how the 'street' has those demands is a different matter-. I think the role of the politician or the intellectual should be pointing out the correct way forward for the state, without falling to the pressures, or pleasures, of populism.

Mataz wrote on May 02, 2012 at 02:15 PM
Gravatar

@Sakher: I don't think that you can speak for the people of Syria, that they don't like his 'logical line'. From my experience, i have seen a good amount of support by Syrians for the line against: violence, foreign intervention and sectarianism. Even if they don't necessarily support the National Coordination body for Democratic change.

I also do not think that the the role of the intellectual should be that of following the street -and how the 'street' has those demands is a different matter-. I think the role of the politician or the intellectual should be pointing out the correct way forward for the state, without falling to the pressures, or pleasures, of populism.

Mataz wrote on May 02, 2012 at 02:38 PM
Gravatar

Dr Mannaa is a wise man, I wonder why he is never interviewed in french or english !? Or even his ideas cited ?

Ghada wrote on May 04, 2012 at 05:12 PM
Gravatar

I hope you will be able to add subtitles in the near future. This 4 part interview uncovers the complexity of the Syrian Revolution in a very eloquent way. Dr. Manna, you and your comrades are vital for the future of Syria!

Manar wrote on May 08, 2012 at 06:48 PM

If you prefer, email your comments to info@jadaliyya.com.

Announcements

D E V E L O P M E N T S

 

Apply for an ASI Internship now!

 




The
Political Economy Project

Issues a

Call for Letters of Interest
!

  

Jadaliyya Launches its

Political Economy

Page!
 

 


 

F O R    T H E    C L A S S R O O M 

Critical Readings in Political Economy: 1967


 

The 1967 Defeat and the Conditions of the Now: A Roundtable


 

E N G A G E M E N T 

SUBSCRIBE TO THE ARAB STUDIES JOURNAL

Pages/Sections

Archive