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Syria Media Roundup (January 13)

[Image of territorial control in Syria (Purple representing IS, Yellow representing the Syrian government, Green representing the Kurds and Orange representing the rebels). Image by Karl-Ludwig G. Poggemann via Flickr]

[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 syria@jadaliyya.com by Monday night of every week.]   Inside Syria As rebel factions fracture, hardliners seek to prosper Hassan Hassan looks at the fragmentation of rebel groups around Aleppo. Analysis: The Fifth Corps and the State of the Syrian Army The Syrian government’s new and unprecedented volunteer-based military unit is a window into the current state and the future of the Syrian ...

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Aleppo: Impending Battle [Ongoing Post]

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[This is an ongoing post and is updated regularly. It was first published/launched on 4 November 2016. Recent posts/updates are below. The reports of suffering become more devastating as you scroll down] 4 November 2016 The battle for Aleppo has been underway for some time, but is in all likelihood entering an even more critical and costly phase in terms of loss of human life. This post will be updated during the coming days to reflect what portends to be a potential calamity with serious implications. Without a doubt, the parties that hold the initiative and ultimate responsibility for the consequences of this battle are the Syrian regime and the Russian forces, who ...

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The Turkish State of Emergency and LGBT+ Kurds

LGBT+ Kurds raise rainbow flags at Newroz celebrations in Diyarbakır in 2011. Photograph by Damla Gülmez.

After the end of the peace negotiations between Turkey and the Kurdistan Workers' Party (Partiya Karkerên Kurdistan, PKK) in July 2015, Kurdish cities witnessed massive destruction. The destruction was accompanied by racist and sexist graffiti messages by Turkish government forces in many of the wrecked areas. Then, following the failed coup attempt of 15 July 2016, a three-month state of emergency was declared by the Erdoğan government, extended again for another three months, blurring the boundaries of Erdoğan’s authority over state power. Empowered by the narrative of defeating the 15 July coup attempt, the government expanded its targeting of the Gülen movement, the ...

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Syria Media Roundup (December 26)

[Image of a displaced Syrian child, Ahmed, trying to keep warm. Image via The United Nations Children's Fund via Flickr]

[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 syria@jadaliyya.com by Monday night of every week.]             Inside Syria Russian Special Forces Seen as Key to Aleppo Victory Russian special-operations forces have played a pivotal part in the Syrian ground offensive to retake Aleppo, a role shielded by secrecy about their operations there. Aleppo battle ends as Syria rebel deal reached Military ...

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Jadaliyya Co-Editor Bassam Haddad on the Left, Imperialism, and Syria at KPFA

The following interview aired live on Wednesday 21 December 2016 on the UPFRONT show of KPFA (Pacfica Radio San Francisco and Oakland). The episode takes the recent developents in Aleppo as the launch point to discuss dynamics in Syria. The episode features Jadaliyya Co-Editor Bassam Haddad (also the Director of the Middle East and Islamic Studies program and Associate Professor at the Schar School of Policy and Government at George Mason University) and author and journalist Richard Becker.     Listen to the Show Here   [STARTS AT 10:10]   Download the Show Here      INTERVIEW TRANSCRIPT Cat Brooks ...

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What the West Owes Syrians: US and European Arms Sales to the Middle East 2011-2014

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The last two years have seen heated debates within Europe and the United States about the costs of hosting Syrian and other refugees. However, there has been almost complete silence about another aspect of their involvement in the conflict: the extent of arms sales to the Middle East. Between 2011 and 2014, and based on conservative estimates, Europe earned twenty-one billion euros from the arms trade to the Middle East while it spent nineteen billion euros on hosting approximately one million Syrian refugees. During that same period, the United States earned at least eighteen billion euros from arms sales, while accepting about eleven thousand refugees.  Aware of ...

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مختارات من الصحافة العربية 17 كانون الاول

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مختارات من الصحافة العربية (من 6 حتى 12 كانون الاول) مصر «الطب الشرعي» يكشف السبب وراء وفاة مجدي مكين الطب الشرعي يكشف أن مجدي مكين ضُرب حتى الموت أثناء سجنه في العامرية دراسة: النفوذ السياسي يتحكم في توزيع الأجور الحكومية و"الخدمة المدنية" لم يحل المعضلة ما تزال سياسات الحكومة تؤثر في توزيع الدخل بالرغم من قانون الخدمة المدنية الصادر مؤخراً، بحسب المركز المصري للحقوق الاقتصادية والاجتماعية. تباطؤ التجارة يهبط بأرباح "قناة السويس لتداول الحاويات" 60% خلال 2016 شركة قتاة السويس تسجل انخفاضاً للعائدات بنسبة ٦٠٪ هـذا العام الحكومة توافق على تعديل قانون «القومي لحقوق الإنسان» الحكومة المصرية توافق على تعديلات قانون المجلس الوطني لحقوق ...

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East Aleppo Graffiti: Messages for Asad and the City

[Image by @ObaydahAmer via Twitter]

[The following compilation and translations was created by Osha al-Mussalami and published on MiddleEastEye.net on 15 December 2016]             “One day we will return.” This is just one of the messages that have been left behind on the walls by the Syrians being evacuated out of the besieged city of Aleppo.   With convoys of ambulances and buses carrying out the evacuation, images have emerged on social media showing the farewell messages Syrians are leaving behind. “We'll come back.” Some left messages of hope that one day they will return back to their homes. [Translation: (Tweet) We'll come back #Aleppo, we'll come ...

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أزمة في الثورة السوريّة

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لا تستمد الثورة السورية شرعيتها من استبداد النظام وفساده وإجرامه ومصادرته حقوق السوريين فقط، وإنما هي تستمد ذلك، أيضاً، من توقهم الى الحرية والكرامة والمساواة، والعيش كمواطنين لا كمجرد رعايا، لكن الثورات، والسورية منها، فوق هذين، تحتاج إلى تعزيز شرعيتها، وتحصين ذاتها، هذا يتعلق بحفاظها على مسارها، ومقاصدها النبيلة، كما بتصويب خطاباتها وطرق كفاحها وإدارتها أحوالها واحترامها إرادة شعبها. وفي الواقع، أثبتت التجارب أن الثورات لا تسير في خط مستقيم، بل تنجم عنها تداعيات كارثية وخطيرة، وأن عنفها يطاول المجتمع المعني، وأنها يمكن أن تنجح أو أن تفشل، أو أن تحقق بعضاً من أهدافها، كما يمكن أن تنحرف أو تضيع، وهذا يشمل الثورات الشعبية أو المسلحة. لذا يمكن الجزم هنا، على ضوء التجربة ...

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أنا كتابٌ لم أكتبْه ولم أقرأه

لا أعرف شيئاً عن هشام خاطر. تكاد معرفتي بكتابته تقتصر على حدود الصفحات القليلة لهذا الكتاب "حَنداج". رواة نصوصه أقرب إلى أولاد رفضوا النضوج لأنهم يرفضون التحول إلى مجرمين. إنهم يهذرون داخل رأس رجل وحيد يضبط هذياناتهم، لأن الكتابة في أحد وجوهها احتيالٌ على الخوف، للعيش معه والتحكّم به وحتى ممازحته، وقد تكون سبباً إضافياً في فقدان البصيرة، وإسهاماً متجدّداً في الجنون العام الذي لا براء منه. في هذه الكتابة القلقة كثيرٌ من مخاوف المقيم الذي يتنقّل بين أوهامه حتى يضيع في حفل تنكري وسط الذين يتخيّلهم ويخترعهم. الرواة يتطوّحون ويهتاجون ويهدؤون ويترنّحون على حافات خطرة، وليس في حوزتهم إلا بقايا تأملات وكثير من النزوات. إنهم يقاطعون أنفسهم ولا يكملون ما التقطوه أو ...

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Yasser Munif on the State of the Syrian Uprising

In this interview, Yasser Munif addresses the state of the Syrian uprising. In conversation with Bassam Haddad, Yasser discusses a number of related topics dealing with domestic and regional factors. The intereview was recorded on 17 October 2016. Yasser Munif is assistant professor of sociology in the Institute for Liberal Arts and Interdisciplinary Studies at Emerson College. He is currently working on a book about grassroots organizing and participatory democracy based on his research in Syria. He is the co-founder of the Global Campaign of Solidarity for the Syrian Revolution. Topics addressed include the following: The current state of the uprising The ...

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New Texts Out Now: Syrie, anatomie d’une guerre civile

Adam Baczko, Gilles Dorronsoro, Arthur Quesnay. Syrie, anatomie d’une guerre civile. Paris: CNRS Editions, 2016. Jadaliyya (J) : Qu’est-ce qui vous a fait publier ce livre? Adam Baczko, Gilles Dorronsoro, Arthur Quesnay (AB, GD, AQ) : L’idée de conduire des recherches en Syrie a émergé durant l’année 2012. Menant des recherches sur d’autres guerres civiles, nous voyions se dérouler en Syrie des processus similaires à ceux que nous observions sur nos terrains respectifs (processus de territorialisation, d’institutionnalisation, de politisation, d’internationalisation…). Les échos dans la presse de l’existence d’une administration civile ...

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تأملات في صناعة صورة الموت؛ اغتيال السفير

فكرة "الذات" الفلسفيّة، هي فكرة حديثة، جاءت مع عصر التنوير الأوروبي والنزعة الإنسانيّة، فالذات المفكرة والواعيّة تجد تعبيرها الوجودي الميلادي الأول في بيان ديكارت الشهير: "أنا أفكر، إذن أنا موجود"، أو ماعُرف بـ"الكوجيطو"، وبالتالي فوجودية الذات تتحدد بكونها "ذاتًا" ذات تصور ابستمولوجي، أي بوصفها ذاتًا "مفكرة عارفة"، في مقابل "موضوع" معروف ومحكوم، فيما نسميه ازدواجيّة/ثنائيّة "الذات والموضوع". وإذا كان النقد ما بعد البنيويّ وما بعد ...

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Jadaliyya Syria Page Co-Editor Basileus Zeno on Sectarianism, Syria, and Iran, on BBC Newshour Extra

After Aleppo? On Friday, 23 December 2016, the BBC’s Newshour Extra featured a discussion on the sectarianism as a framework of analysis for the war in Syria. Host Owen Bennet Jones mediated between panelists Basilseous Zeno (PhD Student in Political Science at University of Masschusetts Amherst), Mohammed Alyahya (Non-Resident Fellow at the Atlantic Council), Haydar al-Khoei (Researchers at the Centre for Academic Shi‘a Studies), and Ariane Tabatabai (Visiting Assistant Professor of Security Studies ...

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Quick Thoughts: Dorothée Myriam Kellou on French Cement Giant Lafarge's Operations in Syria

[In June 2016, French journalist Dorothée Myriam Kellou published the results of her groundbreaking investigation of the French cement giant Lafarge’s operations in Syria, replete with payoffs to armed groups and indications of covert dealings with the Islamic State (IS) movement in order to facilitate the continuation of operations at the company’s plant in northern Syria. Her work was additionally featured on the France 24 television station. Jadaliyya interviewed Kellou to learn further details of how ...

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Summary of UN Board of Inquiry Report into Air Attack on UN-Syrian Arab Red Crescent Aid Convoy

[The following summary was submitted on 21 December 2016 by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to the President of the Security Council. The summary is of the United Nations Headquarters Board of Inquiry into the September 2016 attack on a UN-Syrian Arab Red Crescent aid convoy Urem al-Kubra, near Aleppo. The full report is a confidential internal document, and thus not made available to the public. However, the following summary has been made public.] Summary by the Secretary-General of the report of the ...

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رؤية

1-- تجتاح الحرب،التي تقترب من نهاية عامها السادس، سورية من أقصاها الشرقي إلى أقصاها الغربي ومن شمالها إلى جنوبها. وهي لم تعمل على تفكيكها وحسب، بل أدت إلى تدمير الكثير من مدنها وقراها واحتلال مناطق عديدة منها من الطامعين من أطراف وجهات مختلفة. في آذار2011 بدأت في البلاد انتفاضة شعبية طمحت لتحقيق الحرية والكرامة والعدالة، وأعلنت عن تمسكها بوحدة سورية وإصرارها على وحدة شعبها. إن تدخل قوى إقليمية قريبة وبعيدة وقوى دولية ذات سطوة وقدرة كبيرتين، في هذا الصراع الداخلي، حوله من تحرك داخلي سلمي، وطني ...

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Media on Media Roundup (December 20)

This week’s Jadaliyya “Media on Media” roundup deals with a number of issues that occupied the media scene in the region, from the end of the battle over Aleppo to the state of journalism during 2016 and the cultural misrepresentation of Muslims on the BBC. After a four-year battle over the Syrian city of Aleppo, government-led forces have been described as "somewhat victorious" as they hold control over the entire city, initiating an evacuation process for the remaining civilians in the city. ...

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السِجالي الشرس

من «نقد الفكر الديني» ـ هذا الكتاب الذي كنّا أواخر سبعينيات القرن الماضي نقرأه ونتداوله كأي منشور سرّي لحزب محظور، ونتباهى باقتنائه كأية تحفة نادرة ـ إلى «العلوية السياسية» مروراً بـ «ذهنية التحريم: سلمان رشدي وحقيقة الأدب» و «ما بعد ذهنية التحريم» لم يغادر الكاتب السوري «صادق جلال  العظم» دائرة السجال، تارة مع الغيب في كتابه الأول، وأخرى مع التراث في كتابه «في الحب والحب العذري» ومرّة مع سدنة التحريم والتحليل في ما يجوز ولا يجوز من اختراق للخطوط في العملية الإبداعية، والأدبية منها على وجه الخصوص. ...

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Media on Media Roundup (December 14)

This week’s Jadaliyya “Media on Media” roundup features stories on the manufacturing of media narratives during war, Egypt’s media laws, and a new ISIS radio show for concerned jihadis. The New York Times has scrutinized Bana Alabed’s Twitter account. A seven-year-old girl from East Aleppo who tweets with the help of her mother and has gained massive popularity online, although some question the authenticity of the account. Moreover, Jadaliyya has published an article calling for free and open debate ...

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Syria Media Roundup (December 12)

[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 syria@jadaliyya.com by Monday night of every week.]              Inside Syria Analysis: With Aleppo Poised to Fall, Syria’s Assad Is Set to Rise A victory in Aleppo would put the ...

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The Left and the Syria Debate

Talking about Syria  Civil wars generate their own momentum. They go through different phases and produce different leaderships and warlords. The Lebanese civil war makes for a good academic comparison with the current Syrian war in that internal and external actors are entangled and weapons and fighters are being poured into the country. The dynamics of war in both countries helped catapult or create new constellations of arms, money, and interests across the frontlines that had little do with the ...

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Media on Media Roundup (December 6)

This week’s Jadaliyya “Media on Media” roundup deals with a number of issues, such as the publicised self-representation of countries known for regular attacks on media freedom. Following the recent controversy revolving the "Muezin Bill" which would ban the public call for prayer in the Israeli-occupied territories, hackers staged a retaliation by interrupting Israel’s Channel 2 with the call to prayer. Assafir, a Lebanese newspaper, examines "Al-Asaker," the politically-charged ...

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Syria Media Roundup (December 5)

[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 syria@jadaliyya.com by Monday night of every week.]   Inside Syria  How the worst option is playing out in Aleppo The unfolding tragedy in Aleppo is not only a humanitarian and moral disaster, but it is a political calamity as ...

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