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Syria Monthly Edition on Jadaliyya (December 2012)

[Picture from the [Picture from the "Jasmine Baladi" project, which aims at establishing a studio near each Syrian refugee camp over a period of a month in rotation. 28 November 2012.]

[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 [click "Submissions" on the main page for more information]

December Culture

United Nations Periodic Update on Syria

Four Poems Some of Syrian poet Jolan Haji's poems translated into English.

Syria Media Roundup (December 27) Weekly collection of pertinent articles published on Syria in various outlets.

Will Brahimi Get a Breakthrough? Vijay Prashad on the dangerous developments and the deteriorating humanitarian situation in Syria

صندوق الألم: جولان حاجي Some of Syrian poet Jolan Haji's poems.

Syria Media Roundup (December 20) Weekly collection of pertinent articles published on Syria in various outlets.

Inside Syria: Jadaliyya Co-Editor Bassam Haddad Interview with David Barsamian

From Yarmouk to Sabra-Shatila: The Guardian's Martin Chulov on Palestinian Refugees Fleeing Syria

Regional and International Players in Syria's Civil War, The Protest Movement In Bahrain: Interviews with Bassam Haddad and Toby Jones

Syrian Refugees: Reliance on Camps Creates Few Good Options Refugee International’s policy recommendations for Turkey, Jordan and Iraq 

The Triumph and Irrelevance of Meta-Narratives Over Syria: “Rohna Dahiyyah” Bassam Haddad writes “Syria is a game now, played by states, institutions, analysts, activists, journalists, bloggers, tweeters, and artists who are often only remotely connected to the real lives of real people enduring real conditions there.”

عن واشنطن والائتلاف والنصرة Oraib Al-Rantawi writes about the US' decisions to recognize the National Coalition as the official and legitimate representative of the Syrian people and its subsequent decision to add the Nusra Front to the list of terrorist organizations.

A Nation of Pain and Suffering: Syria (Part 3) Vijay Prashad on the ambivalent Western plans for Syria

Syria Media Roundup (December 13) Weekly collection of pertinent articles published on Syria in various outlets. 

A Nation of Pain and Suffering: Syria (Part 2) Vijay Prashad on the tensions that the refugee crisis has brought onto neighboring countries.

الضحك في الزمن المظلم: مقابلة مع ممدوح حمادة Lisa Wedeen interviews writer Mamdouh Hamada

A Nation of Pain and Suffering: Syria (Part 1) Vijay Prashad on the lack of humanitarian aid being delivered to the refugees.

WFP Concerned About Food Security in Syria

Syria Media Roundup (December 6) Weekly collection of pertinent articles published on Syria in various outlets.

Month-by-Month Summary of Developments in Syria (Updated) International Crisis Group’s update

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