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 firstname.lastname@example.org [click "Submissions" on the main page for more information]
Khalil Sweileh: from Barbarians` Paradise Excerpts from Khalil Sweileh’s book which are structured in the form of a journal chronicling life in Damascus.
ABOUNADDARA’s Take on Images in the Syrian Revolution: A Conversation between Charif Kiwan and Akram Zaatari (Part Two) Part two of the documentary film “Abounaddara” which demonstrated the Syrian uprising in ways different from the media.
Syria Media Roundup (September 2) Weekly collection of pertinent articles published on Syria in various outlets.
September Culture Bouquet A collection of arts, culture, and media pertaining to Syria.
Roundtable Introduction: New Media, New Politics? Revolutions in Theory and Practice An important juncture at the Arab media studies conference that provides a vivid understanding of the Arab revolutions, highlighting the revolutionary dialectics of the region’s uprisings.
داعش: انفجار السرديات Isam Eido discusses the irony within the appearance of ISIL in uniting the global community.
English version: ISIS: The Explosion of Narratives - The Land of the Revolution Between Political and Metaphysical Eternities
The Un-Islamic State Mouin Rabbani reveals that the explanations for the Islamic State’s existence should be based on their political landscape in which they operate from rather than the Islamic theology.
Islamic State: Back in Business Jadaliyya reports: “Emerging in an increasingly chaotic Middle East, IS is profiting from the region’s growing sectarianism, political vacuum and the ambivalence of the West.”
Rigged Cars and Barrel Bombs: Aleppo and the State of the Syrian War Jadaliyya reports: the fall of greater Aleppo to the regime and IS forces, and rise and increase of sectarianism and how this potentially destabilizes the Middle East.
Syria Media Roundup (September 13) Weekly collection of pertinent articles published on Syria in various outlets.
بدايات، فصلية ثقافية فكرية: لكل فصول التغيير the 8th and 9th issues of Bidayat magazine were published and they discuss the historical changes that resulted from the Arab revolutions.
حروب الردة أو اغتيال المستقبل Fawwaz Traboulsi discusses the emergence of various post-revolution forces in the region that oppose changes caused by the revolution.
Syria Media Roundup (September 20) Weekly collection of pertinent articles published on Syria in various outlets.
Syria Media Roundup (September 26) Weekly collection of pertinent articles published on Syria in various outlets.
ISIS in the News: Extensive Media Roundup (August-September 2014) Bassam Haddad discusses the speed at which ISIS grew within the media, and the current state of knowledge on ISIS. Collection of significant articles provided by Basileus Zeno.
Excavating the Sky Khaled Malas organized the project “Excavating the Sky,” that seeks to explore the metamorphoses of Syria, its landscape over the years, and the site of emergent national struggles.
Turkey’s New Migration Policy: Control Through Bureaucratization Kelsey Norman on the influx of Syrians in Turkey, and whether or not Turkey will be able to cope with physically being between East and West and in its role as a receiver of refugees.
How Not To Understand ISIS Alireza Doostdar claims that the knowledge of ISIS is very limited. The point Doostdar makes is to understand the cycles of the belligerence of ISIS before we can accurately describe them. Studying doctrines is limited in what it can explain.