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
The Syrian Refugee Crisis Intensifies Rochelle Davis and Michelle Woodward’s photo essay on the challenges faced by Syrians refugees in neighboring Turkey, Lebanon, Iraq and Jordan.
Assi River Basin: Lebanese Farmers’ Struggle for Survival in Syria assesses the extent of the damage inflicted by armed groups on the area.
Syria's Crisis Is Killing Off Trade In Turkey's Borderland Bazaars Fehim Genc on the economic hardships lived by Turks in Antakya, in the absence of Syrian customers.
Obama administration works to launch new Syrian opposition council Jost Rogin on the “the "Riad Seif plan," meant to include more opposition members from within Syria.
Kurdish Resistance May Break the Syrian Rebels Mike Giglio on the altercation between Kurdish fighters and Syrian rebels that occurred last Sunday in Aleppo.
Imperialism and the Left
The UN at ASIL: R2P and the Arab Uprisings Noura Erakat argues that “the well-being of Syria, its people, the Arab region, and humanity writ large is dependent on the care we take to address a crisis we failed to prevent in the first place, and have the potential to make much worse.”
As Syria Free-Falls . . . A Return to the Basics: Some Structural Causes (Part 2) Bassam Haddad discusses some of the structural causes of the uprising.
A permanent ceasefire is the only hope for Syria Jonathan Steele believes the US’ “one-sided support for armed rebels may condemn Syrians to years of bloodshed.”
Any unknown future would be better than Syria's agony Amal Hanano notes “the flip side to the principled policy of "no intervention" has become the paralysis of watching rivers of blood flow through Syria's cities, towns and villages.”
The Pathological Denial of the Revolution’s Facts Majed Kayali writes, “who says “Assad’s Syria” will not see the people’s Syria; this is the story in a nutshell.”
Syria's rebels need to strike at the regime's backbone Hassan Hassan says “even if the regime fell, the war would continue until people on both sides became aware of the vacuum. The rebels must keep this in mind.”
Arms to Syria: Theft, Entrapment, and Tampering Quassem Quassem on the smuggling networks and arms markets linking Syria and Lebanon.
Arm Syrian rebels to make a political solution possible Emile Hokayem says “the realization that victory for the opposition is not on the battlefield alone should prompt some new, if counter-intuitive, thinking.”
Art and Social Media
Silencing a Syrian Film: The Case of Namocinema Mohammad Malas asks for the release of his sound engineer, who was allegedly taken by government security forces.
Syrian artists make drawings, not bombs India Stoughton’s piece on two Syrian artists- Jaber Alazmeh and Youssef Abdelke- and their work since the uprising.
A Hidden Eye on the Syrian Conflict A Syrian filmmaker is trying to sell his latest movie “Damascus on the Edge of Light,” which is now deemed “irrelevant” by foreign stations.
Studying Social Streams: Cultural Analytics in Arabic VJ Um Amel writes about “a set of research methodologies that emerge at the intersection of both cultural and technical analytics in the fields of digital humanities and new media studies.
The Battle to Save Syria’s Antiquities Anas Zarzar and Wissam Kanaan on the challenges of protecting Syria’s cultural heritage
Omar Offendum’s War of Words A portrait of the Syrian-American artist and his artistic contribution to the Syrian Revolution.
Matthew Cassel’s photo gallery featuring Syrians in Turkish refugee camps.
Abdel Bari Atwan writes about Al Qaeda and Salafist groups.
Tamer Assmadi tells the story of how Syrian refugees in Tal Azzaatari refugee camp in northern Jordan have spent their Eid.
Tarek Al-Abed writes about Eid for those who are spending it in Damascus.
Hanan Shamardal investigates the "business" of finding suitable Syrian female refugees for men to marry in Egypt.
Tarek Al Abed writes about the situation in Syria after Eid was over and the Cease-fire had been broken.
This is an article on the Damascus Bureau about local militias and the weaponization of Syrian society.
Michel Kilo the third option that the Syrian people have provided.
Michel Kilo writes about the Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Al-Muallem.
Ghassan Melhem writes about the Syrian "crisis" in the context of contemporary International Law.
Michel Kilo provides an example of the many injustices that people have been experiencing in Syria.
Michel Kilo writes about the mistakes that Al-Asad Jr. had committed that compromised his rule and his regime.
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