Sunday July 22, 2018
  • Syria, Three Years of Bleeding: Has the Alawite Mood Begun to Change?

    The blind belief in the regime’s tales held by pro-regime followers suddenly cracked and found itself discredited

    September 23, 2014

    by Mamoun Jaabari for The Syrian Observer

  • Opinion: 'Better off Than Syria or Iraq'

    The phrase (in Arabic), “Better off than Syria or Iraq,” is being used increasingly often now among Egyptians attempting to make light of the current dire situation in their country

    September 18, 2014

    by Diana Moukalled for Asharq Al-Awsat (pan-Ara

  • Obama's Strategic Gambles in Syria and Iraq

    Although it was made clear that there will not be Western cooperation with Assad against the Islamic State, the role of Assad in creating the Islamic State in the first place has been sidelined

    September 12, 2014

    by Lina Khatib for Carnegie - Beirut

  • Opinion: Egypt's Healer and Syria's Destiny

    Because of the immorality and hostility of the Islamic State to all, and the danger it poses for the legal, geographic and demographic status quo in the region, everyone must forget their differences, or ignore them for now, in order to confront this storm

    September 4, 2014

    by Mshari Al-Zaydi for Asharq Al-Awsat (pan-Ara

  • The Insane Division of Society

    All parties to the conflict in my country insist on showing their brutality and want to awaken our worst prejudices

    August 29, 2014

    by Mamoun Jaabari for The Syrian Observer

  • Opinion: Assad’s ISIS Gambit II

    Mouallem’s statement coincided with one from Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov calling for coordination with the relevant countries

    August 28, 2014

    by Tariq AlHomayed for Asharq Al-Awsat (pan-Ara

  • What is Going on in Oslo?

    Regime refused to participate in the 'second track' diplomacy meeting

    August 27, 2014

    by Muhammad Habash for All4Syria

  • Opinion: The Death of James Foley

    This media uproar will not bring James Foley back to life

    August 27, 2014

    by Diana Moukalled for Asharq Al-Awsat (pan-Ara

  • Syria: One Year Later

    A column in honor of the one-year anniversary of Syria’s chemical attack

    August 27, 2014

    by Matthew Timmerman, Syria Relief and Developme

  • Opinion: The Syrian opposition has failed to get its message out

    The opposition's discourse is confused, and sometimes gives the wrong impression. Often it is even contradictory to the extent that the listener is unable to recognize the objective of the discourse

    August 25, 2014

    by Fayez Sara for Asharq Al-Awsat (pan-Arab, Lo

  • How to kill ISIS with the right discourse

    Laws are not enough; there must be a fundamental change in the religious culture that glorifies death and martyrdom for the sake of God

    August 25, 2014

    by Abdullah Hamidaddin for

  • Kidnapping Alawite Women And Children: A Lost Moral Battle

    Islamists have held 96 women and children for nearly a year with no result

    August 18, 2014

    by Hanady Zahlout, All4Syria

  • Opinion: Nasrallah’s Communication Confusion

    Nasrallah polishes the image of the Assad regime and went as far as saying that the ideology of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria had been taught in Gulf schools for many years

    August 18, 2014

    by Tariq Alhomayed for Asharq Al-Awsat (pan-Ara

  • The Reality of a Political Solution in Syria

    Serious messages must be sent through the Security Council

    August 14, 2014

    by Walid al-Bunni for The Syrian Observer

  • Opinion: Where is Assad on Gaza?

    Assad cannot come out to talk about “resistance” or “steadfastness,” particularly after Israel carried out airstrikes on Syrian territory without Assad responding

    August 11, 2014

    by Tariq Alhomayed for Asharq al-Awsat (London-b

  • Moaz Khatib's Eid Gift

    The sheikh appears to have lost touch with reality

    August 4, 2014

    by Subhi Hadidi, Al-Quds al-Arabi

  • Why isn’t the Islamic State fighting Israel?

    Why has IS maintained its distance from the events in Palestine? Are the people of Gaza not Muslims after all?

    August 5, 2014

    by Radwan Mortada for Al-Akhbar (Lebanese pro-Sy

  • The Illusionary Salvation Offered by the Druze Clergy

    The sudden protests that swept Sweida province recently ended as quickly as they had begun

    August 1, 2014

    by Yahya Alous for The Syrian Observer

  • Opinion: Learning the Lessons of the Past

    The next government must be aware of, and ensure, its being a Coalition government and not one parallel or alternative to it

    July 29, 2014

    by Fayez Sara for Asharq al-Awsat (London-based,

  • Farouk Sharaa, the Official Who did not Even Deserve the Honor of Being Removed from Office

    He wanted to give the rebels a number of superficial concessions in order to preserve the regime

    July 30, 2014

    by Rustom Mahmoud for al-Mustaqbal


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