From the Editors
This is a monthly archive of pieces written by Jadaliyya contributors and editors on Syria. It also includes material published on other platforms that editors deemed pertinent to post as they provide diverse depictions of Syria-related topics. The pieces reflect the level of critical analysis and diversity that Jadaliyya strives for, but the views are solely the ones of their authors. If you are interested in contributing to Jadaliyya, send us your post with your bio and a release form to email@example.com [click "Submissions" on the main page for more information]
The Current Impasse in Syria: Interview with Haytham Manna' [Now with full English transcript + all videos] The leading founder of the National Coordinating Body for Democratic Change discusses the Syrian uprising and its transformation, questions of international intervention and his relationship with the opposition.
Khaled Saghieh writes about the implications of imperialism on the Arab regimes after their independence.
One Year of Hope Amal Hanano, at a “front row seat at the stage of revolution,” provides a unique narrative of the uprising and the ways in which it changed the lives of people around her.
Ajamindustry Bassam Haddad’s review of an Ajamin book review in the NYT, reflecting “the intellectual poverty of mainstream media analysis on Syria in the United States.”
Al-Akhbar and Syria: No Room for Silence Jamal Ghosn defends al-Akhbar’s editorial policy toward Syria and admits that the publication, like many others, “found itself partner in a collective media failure” in covering the Syria case.
Hafez Al-Assad in 1976 serve as a lesson to those who still harbor illusions about the intentions and aims of the Syrian regime.”
Lebanon, the Sectarianization of Politics, and Genderalizing the Arab Uprisings: Interview with Maya Mikdashi An interview with Maya Mikdashi on Lebanese politics as it relates to the Syrian uprising, specifically deconstructing the sectarian lens that many use to explain the conflict.
Life in Homs The author shares with us a detailed account of his day on June 14.
The Guardian's Martin Chulov Discusses Reporting on Syria As one of the few Western journalists who was able to cover the uprising from inside Syria, Chulov discusses his methods for collecting accurate information from Syrians on the ground.
Syrian Refugee in Wadi Khaled (In both Arabic and English) A video by Eliane Raheb about refugees fleeing their village of Tal Kalakh to Wadi Khaled
Hizballah, Development, and the Political Economy of Pain: For Syria, What is "Left" (Part 3-Final) Bassam Haddad addresses the discursive battles among parts of the political left when it comes to Syria, suggesting a necessary prioritization of leftist values.
Razan Ghazzawi: Imprisoned Syrian Blogger and Recipient of Human Rights Defender at Risk Award (Video) Front Line defenders’ video about Ghazzawi’s work and commitment to the Syrian revolution.
"Up Front" Interview with Jadaliyya Co-Editor Bassam Haddad on Current Developments in Syria Bassam Haddad on the fate of the Syrian regime, the ineffective Annan plan and a post-regime Syria.
Blaming Others: A History of Violence in Lebanon Maya Mikdashi argues against the “Syrian spillover” theory, whose sectarian premise “glosses over other important factors” in the current conflict in Northern Lebanon.
Houla: Not a Game Changer Poignant testimony by Amal Hanano, who suggests the importance of finding a turning point in the Syrian uprising may be important “to those who have been hedging bets on Syria’s future.”
Syria's Creative Resistance Layla al-Zubaidi travels to Syria and meets with the “ordinary people” at the avant-garde of the opposition’s artistic resistance against the regime.
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