From the Editors
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Reports of Cluster Munitions Use in Syria Cluster Munitions Coallition releases a statement expressing its concern about the alleged submunitions found in Jabal Shahshabu, near Hama.
My 50 Minutes with Manaf Bassam Haddad remembers his encounter with ‘defected’ General Manaf Tlass in the mid-2000s, when he was asked to “share his frank thoughts about the Syrian regime.”
Syria Media Roundup (July 26) Weekly collection of pertinent articles published on Syria in various outlets.
Against Orthodoxy: The Story of Alawi Origins Steve Tamari on the creation of orthodoxy which gives “lie to many of the prejudices and misconceptions that cloud contemporary views” about the Nusayri sect.
Syrian Refugees: Anxious Neighbors Stretched Thin Refugees International’s report on Lebanon and Jordan’s need for international support to host Syrian refugees.
Damascus Developments [Updated] on the Local Coordinating Committees’ work at providing basic services in the Damascus area.
Imperialistic Sins Khalid Saghieh uses Syria as an example of how, after defeating colonialism, “regimes clung to their hostility against imperialism to justify the consolidation of power and the abandonment of all democratic mechanisms.”
Syrian Refugees: Lessons from Other Conflicts and Possible Policies Rochelle Davis on how to provide assistance to civilians “without wading into the treacherous trap of military intervention.”
Syria Media Roundup (July 19) Weekly collection of pertinent articles published on Syria in various outlets.
Month-by-Month Summary of Developments in Syria International Crisis Group’s summaries of events in Syria
Syria Media Roundup (July 12) Weekly collection of pertinent articles published on Syria in various outlets.
Will Syria Cause a Divorce Between Iran and Turkey? Giorgie Cafiero argues Ankara and Tehran’s “mutual interest in maintaining cordial relations will likely prevent the Syrian issue from precipitating a major split.”
Asad Apologists: The Ostrich Syndrome Hicham Safieddine highlights the fallacies in the arguments of those blindly defending the Syrian regime, to also “elaborate on what a “third way” might actually mean or entail.”
Syria Media Roundup (July 5) Weekly collection of pertinent articles published on Syria in various outlets.
Syria on Jadaliyya: June 2012 Edition Collection of articles published by Jadaliyya editors and contributors for the previous month.
فلسطينيو سورية والثورة السورية
Majed Kayali writes about the role of the Palestinian refugees in Syria during the revolution that the country has been witnessing for almost a year and a half now.
البوستر السياسي السوري .. الكلمة في وجه الرصاصة
Aram Tahhan writes about the spread of posters of Al-Asad and Baathist symbols in public spaces in Syria before the outbreak of the uprisings, and their subsequent destruction and the introduction of new ones that symbolize freedom and revolutionary principles after the fact.
A Jadaliyya reports about the Syrian opposition’s demand that the United States provides it with weapons while getting rid of its fear from Islamists in the country.
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