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 email@example.com by Monday night of every week]
Regional and International perspectives
The demarcation of the course of the cold war in the region and around the world Wassim Raad on old enemies’ negotiations about Syria
About Last Night Maya Mikdashi rejects the sectarian rhetoric used by the media to explain the fighting that broke out around the Beirut Arab University this week.
Clouds of Syria’s War Hangs Over Lebanese Clerics’Death Robert Fisk uses such rhetoric and argues that Syria dominates Lebanon like at the time of its occupation.
US not thinking Syriously Tony Badran writes that the US` relying on Moscow to give up on Assad shows a failure to understand the complex power structure in Damascus.
Luftallah II: Smugglers of the Mediterranean Nasser Charara untangles the actors involved in the Luftallah incident.
US no Longer Sees Assad’s Days as Numbered Nicolas Nassif analyses the US’s assessment of the regional attitudes toward Syria.
Is Syria Going Straight to Hellthe future of Syria—at least how its political process and insurrection play out over the next few months—is in the hands of President Obama.”
Turkey Accuses Syria of Harboring Kurdish Rebels Syria allegedly allows PKK to establish bases in its territory.
Rich and poor in Tripoli: an unsustainable social schizophrenia Nazih Sanjakdar argues that beyond the sectarian divisions over the fate of Syria, Tripoli suffers a major socio-economic polarity.
Imperialism and the Left
Syria’s War Enters Third Gear Michael Young on the U.S.`s role at coordinating the entry of weapons into Syria.
The New “R2P” “Responsibility to Pretext”: Human Rights, Democratic Reforms, al-Qaeda and now WMDR2P in Syria takes the meaning of “responsibility to pretext.”
On Syrian narratives
Al-Jazeera's (R)Evolution? Vivian Salama argues that Al-Jazeera is at a crossroads and that the network must decide whether viewers or politics are more important.
Syria’s New Jihadiscites group Jabhat al-Nusrah as an example of jihadist group operating in Syria.
Syria, Losing its Youth Young Syrians talk about the challenges they face since the uprising.
Art and social media
Prelude to an Uprising: Syrian Fictional Television and Socio-Political Critique Christa Salamandra argues that Syrian drama creators “equipped anti-regime activists with a visual language of critique.”
سلامة كيلة.. قصص من داخل سوريا
Al-Jazeera interviews Palestinian-Syrian writer and thinker Salama Kayla.
Abed Al-Rahman Al-Haj on political Islam in Syria before and after the revolution
Nicola Nasif writes that Washington no longer foresees that Al-Assad’s days are numbered.
Haytham Mannaa identifies what he views as the obstacles that are preventing the unity of the Syrian opposition and argues that there are lessons to be learned from the history of the French Revolution.
عن ترحيل سلامة كيلة وقصة الممانعة السورية
Mohamad Dibo on the Asad regime’s deportation of the Palestinian-Syrian thinker and activist Salama Kayla and the truth it reveals about the Syrian story of resistance.
الزراعة في ظل الثورة
The Damascus Bureau on the fate of agriculture in the midst of the Syrian revolution.
Baraa Mousa recounts the history the Syrian opposition and presents its implications on its current political dynamics in the country.
المشهد السوري والحل السياسي التفاوضي
Talal Al-Mayhani argues for the need for a political solution during the current Syrian impasse.
بين المعارضة والمسؤولية
Salam Al-Kawakbi argues for the need to bridge the gap between the demands of the protesters and the opposition leaders in Syria.
الانتفاضات العربيّة وفلسطين في المخيالين اللبنانيّ والسوريّ
Samah Idriss’s piece on the Arab uprisings and Palestine in the Lebanese and Syrian contexts, presented at a conference on Palestine and the Arab Uprisings in London’s School of Oriental and African Studies.
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