[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 email@example.com by Monday night of every week]
Regional and International perspectives
Hafez al-Assad in 1976 serve as a lesson to those who still harbor illusions about the intentions and aims of the Syrian regime.”
My non-Intervention Problem Russ Wellen suggests Syrian could be a “test” case for a new approach to intervention that would involve considering the incentives of both the government and the opposition.
Turkey-Syria Relations: Taking a Nose Dive?
Russia’s Syria PolicySergei Lavrov on his government’s commitment to the six-point plan and the argument that who stays in power in Syria is not their major concern.
Assad and his Droogs
Iran is Trying to Broker a Political Solution in Syria
Syria: New Government, Little Hope Wissam Kanaan shares the testimonies of Syrians, from various backgrounds, who have low expectations from the newly formed government.
Syria’s Suffocating Gas Crisis and the impacts it has on Syrians’ daily lives.
Syria’s Youth experiencing injustice from two sides,” from the regime “targeting them with physical repression” and the others “who work to steal their role and circumvent their goals and sacrifices through confiscation and marginalization”
Imperialism and the Left
Saudi Arabia Plans to Fund Syria “Rebel” Army Detailed account of the logistics behind the weapon supplies and salaries given to Syrian “rebel” army, aimed at encouraging mass defections from the Syrian army.
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.
Wall of Fear Rebuilt in Syria “randomness” of the extrajudicial killings conducted by the regime may be a feature, not a bug, demonstrating its attempt to bring people back to a pre-2011 state of fear.
Al-Qaeda In Syria: New Leader at the Helm Al-Akhbar on the latest audio recordings of the emir of Al Qaeda’s Abdullah Azzam Brigades, Saudi Majed el-Majed, allegedly fighting in Syria.
Wissam Kanaan on the rumor wanting that Syria is printing a new currency with no real value.
Art and Social Media
Part 1: 10 Minutes in Jouret Al-Shayyah in the city of Homs
Part 2: 10 Minutes in Jouret Al-Shayyah in the City of Homs
هل أقليات المشرق العربي مهددة فعلاً؟
Fayez Sarra writes on Assafir that the minorities’ fear about their future in the region is political rather than realistic.
النموذج المصري.. هل يصلح لسوريا؟
Michel Kilo on Assafir questions whether an Egyptian model could work in Syria.
سوريا إلى أين؟ حوار مع حازم نهار
Al-Adab Magazine interviews Syrian writer and politian Hazem Ali about the current situation in Syria.
السلاح: انتصار الثورة أم مقتلها؟
Mohammad Dibo writes on Al-Adab Magazine about the militarization of the revolution and its implications on the situation in the country.
Mohammad Nouriddin analyzes Syria’s recent downing of a Turkish plane.
اسمحوا لي بالانحياز... إنّه قَدر تراجيدي لا خيار
Nahed Htr analyzes all aspects of the current Syrian situation.
السوق الطائفية بعد المجزرة: ماذا تبقى من تماسك `قيادة النظام`؟
Sobhi Hadidi writes about sectarianism after the massacres in Syria.