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Fri, Oct 18, 2019


Turkey’s “pause” in Syria: Will the US tourniquet stop the bleeding?

Turkey has agreed to pause its “Operation Peace Spring” in northeastern Syria for five days so that the United States can accomplish, through diplomatic means, Ankara’s military objective: the creation of a Turkish-dominated, Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG)-free “safe zone” twenty miles into Syria. If the pause takes hold one may hope that a burgeoning […]

SyriaSource
by
Frederic C. Hof

Politics & Diplomacy
Syria


Tue, Oct 15, 2019


Syria: Is anything salvageable?

For the past eight-plus years this writer has done his best to try to convince American officials that what happens in Syria does not stay in Syria; that Syria matters enough to the security of the United States and the safety of its citizens to merit a comprehensible objective and a consistent (if flexible) strategy. […]

SyriaSource
by
Frederic C. Hof

Middle East
Politics & Diplomacy


Thu, Oct 3, 2019


In solidarity with Sudan: Syria’s graffiti movement

Within this project, local volunteers planned and organized graffiti murals, based off of London artist and social commentator Banksy, reflecting on current events while tying in the Syrian conflict.

SyriaSource
by
Rana Riziq

Civil Society
Resilience & Society


Fri, Sep 20, 2019


Samantha Power’s uneasy legacy on Syria

It is the memoir of someone who is anything but a time server; someone who truly cares about things and who has tried—often successfully—to make a difference for the better.

SyriaSource
by
Frederic C. Hof

Politics & Diplomacy
Syria


Thu, Sep 12, 2019


War and art: The graffiti movement in Syria

A local Syrian civil society organization, Kesh Malek, is focused on supplying humanitarian aid and services to Syrians throughout Syria. One of its successful media campaigns this year is the Syria Banksy project.

SyriaSource
by
Rana Riziq

Civil Society
Syria

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Tue, Jul 2, 2019

Innocent victims of a brutal war, Syria’s “lost generation” can still be saved

In an ugly war that has torn apart a country and destabilized an entire region, the ravaged childhoods and uncertain futures of innocent children can still be saved.

SyriaSource by Jasmine M. El-Gamal

Syria

Mon, Jul 1, 2019

Liquidating American leverage in Northeastern Syria

A week before last Christmas, President Trump tweeted his desire to disengage from Syria quickly. Since then the administration—obviously with a presidential green light—has tried to modify that message. But the ultimate intent of the American commander-in-chief on Syria has not yet been articulated.

SyriaSource by Frederic C. Hof

Syria

Tue, Jun 18, 2019

Responding to Assad’s violence against Syrian civilians

Yet it is not the policy of the United States that violent regime change in Syria be pursued. Political transition in Syria from corruptly violent family rule to a system reflecting inclusive legitimacy and rule of law should proceed through peaceful negotiations in accordance with the applicable United Nations Security Council resolutions. But these negotiations are not possible while the constituency of one negotiating party is subject to terror, murder, and flight.

SyriaSource by Frederic C. Hof

Syria

Wed, Jun 12, 2019

Underestimating the global impact of the Syrian war

More measurable in objective terms is the effect on European politics and unity of a massive flow of migrants—sixty percent Syrian—surging across the continent in 2015.

SyriaSource by Frederic C. Hof

Syria

Tue, Jun 11, 2019

New rules of engagement needed as ISIS remains and adapts

The Islamic State was crippled this past year in several fierce battles with the international coalition, but is regrouping and the international community needs to recognize this and redevelop its strategy.

SyriaSource by Abdullah Almousa

Syria

Thu, Jun 6, 2019

Syria: why it still matters

What has happened in Syria—one of history’s most sustained assaults on innocent human life—has not stayed in Syria. The consequences of mass homicide threaten the security of the United States and the entire Western alliance.

SyriaSource by Frederic C. Hof

Syria

Fri, May 17, 2019

The risks of ignoring former ISIS women members

Rehabilitating former ISIS members—including women—in former ISIS territories is a necessary step to prevent the extremist organization from resurging and put an end to the violence and extremism it represented.

SyriaSource by Feras Hanoush

Extremism Syria

Tue, May 14, 2019

‘A slow death’ : Syrians continue to suffer in Idlib

An estimated three million people live in Idlib, many of whom have already been forced to leave their homes many times. The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) estimated that the recent escalation has displaced some 152,000 people between April 29 and May 5 to the north. But Turkish forces, occupying areas of northern Syria including the city of Afrin and Azaz, are stopping Syrians from entering into these areas. And Syrians have no place to go.

SyriaSource by Tesbih Habbal

Syria

Thu, May 9, 2019

Constant attacks continue to displace thousands in Syria

The Syrian government along with its Russian allies launched a brutal assault on Idlib province, the last rebel-held areas, on Monday 30 April. The United Nations said the attacks included the worst use of barrel bombs by the Syrian army in 15 months. It said an estimated 323,000 people have been displaced in northwest Syria since last year.

SyriaSource by Rana Riziq

Syria

Wed, May 8, 2019

Why Europe won’t rebuild Syria

Since the fall of 2018, we have seen increasing signals of disagreement among European Union (EU) member states regarding Syria.

SyriaSource by Eugenio Dacrema

Syria