Richard Falk: What To Do Now in SyriaFebruary 2014
There are no easy answers in Syria.
The Writer and the RebellionNovember 2013
“The last chapter is the most difficult to finish in a revolution, as in a novel,” writes Khaled Khalifa from war-torn Syria.
David Bromwich: Counterfeit SolidarityNovember 2013
A response to Muhammad Idrees Ahmad on the dangers of intervening in Syria, and of false logic.
Bob Dreyfuss: A Field Guide to Losing Friends, Influencing No One, and Alienating the Middle EastNovember 2013
Don’t think for a second that Washington’s ineffectiveness stops with the ongoing Syrian fiasco.
Muhammad Idrees Ahmad: On Monsterphilia and AssadOctober 2013
The problems with the “anti-imperialist” position on Syria.
Robin Yassin-Kassab: Revolutionary GardeningOctober 2013
The future of their country remains undetermined, but Syrians are beginning to plant seeds.
Enduring ExileOctober 2013
A family’s journey from Armenia to Syria and back again.
Shaj Mathew: Poetry for an Ailing HomelandSeptember 2013
The Syrian poet Adunis has largely stayed silent about the civil war currently ravaging his country. His work, though, can help us reflect on the ongoing conflict.
Jannis Brühl: Where Did Syria’s Chemical Weapons Come From?September 2013
Retracing the steps of Syria’s chemical arsenal.
Mugambi Jouet: An Exceptional DistortionSeptember 2013
“American exceptionalism” does not mean what most people think it means.
Richard Falk: Resolving the Syrian Chemical Weapons CrisisSeptember 2013
If an attack on Syria is averted, it could mark a welcome shift in U.S. foreign policy.
Peter Van Buren: What if Congress Says No?September 2013
Why refusing to attack Syria matters.
Andrew J. Bacevich: The Hill to the Rescue on Syria?September 2013
Congress has an opportunity to debate and reconsider decades of foreign policy, but don’t get your hopes up about it.
Robert Reich: Obama’s Political Capital and the Slippery Slope of SyriaSeptember 2013
If Congress approves a strike on Syria, it could come at great political cost.
Tariq Ali: What Is A Revolution?September 2013
Wishing for the Syrian civil war to be a revolution doesn’t make it so.
Robin Yassin-Kassab: Intervention?September 2013
Even if America attacks, the impact will be minimal.
What RemainsAugust 2013
In Syria, a photographer captures his subjects’ pleas for normal life against the backdrop of the war-weary landscape.
Sebastian Rotella: Syria’s Jihadi Migration to Europe and BeyondJuly 2013
The global jihad sees the Syrian conflict as its principal front.
Jennifer MacKenzie: Waiting for AtaturkJuly 2013
On Taksim, tear gas, and loving a tyrant because he feeds you.
Michael T. Klare: The Cold War Redux?May 2013
Are Washington, Moscow, and Beijing using the global arms trade to create a new Cold War?
Mimi Hanaoka: Misadventures with the MukhabaratMay 2013
How can you prove to the Syrian secret police that you’re not an Algerian spy?
Assad’s CastawaysMay 2013
A portrait of Syria’s child-refugees in Antakya, Turkey.
Jon Lee Anderson: In the Field, In Over Your HeadApril 2013
The veteran war reporter’s advice to young journalists on safety, story, five-sense reporting, and the uses of rumor.
Revolution DownloadApril 2013
Among the rebels in war-torn Syria.
Dafna Lizer, Michael Grabell, Jeff Larson: Flight Records Say Russia Sent Syria Tons of CashNovember 2012
he records of overflight requests show more than 200 tons of “bank notes” from Moscow to Damascus.
Richard Falk: Persisting Syrian DilemmasOctober 2012
Hope, wisdom, law, ethics, and spirituality in relation to killing and dying in Syria.
Cunning and GuileOctober 2012
What can The One Thousand and One Nights teach the modern world?
Jen Marlowe: Terror and Teargas on the Streets of BahrainSeptember 2012
Protests in Bahrain have been largely ignored in Western media, but they shouldn’t be.
Richard Falk: What Can Be Done About Syria?June 2012
Why tragedy and impotence mark the struggle in Syria.
أنا وبس: My People Love MeApril 2012
Through YouTube and Vimeo, these artists give their fellow Syrians a voice.
Bridging the Dignity GapApril 2012
From Cairo to Wall Street, are we in the midst of a historic shift in the way governments relate to their citizens?
Danny Thiemann: In Syria, “Holding a Camera is a Death Sentence”March 2012
Danny Thiemann interviews the founders of the Syrian citizen-journalist movement.