Tag: Syria

Peter van Buren: Apocalypse Now, Iraq Edition

September 2014

Fighting in Iraq until hell freezes over.

Patrick Cockburn: Why Washington’s War on Terror Failed

August 2014

The underrated Saudi connection.

Dahr Jamail: A Nation on the Brink

July 2014

How America's policies sealed Iraq's fate.

Fathers of Revolution

May 2014

How much more must Syrians pay for their uprising against the Assad government?

Richard Falk: The New Interventionists

April 2014

New developments in the interventionist debate.

Shooting Film

April 2014

In Not Afraid of Film Anymore, Czech artist Tomáš Svoboda examines how we have become calm observers of modern horror.

Love Struck

April 2014

I had never, in my whole life, been able to understand love as a sickness.

Richard Falk: Debating Syria and Ukraine

March 2014

Over-reliance on ideology could prevent addressing human tragedies in Syria and Ukraine.

Richard Falk: What To Do Now in Syria

February 2014

There are no easy answers in Syria.

The Writer and the Rebellion

November 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 Solidarity

November 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 East

November 2013

Don’t think for a second that Washington’s ineffectiveness stops with the ongoing Syrian fiasco.

Muhammad Idrees Ahmad: On Monsterphilia and Assad

October 2013

The problems with the “anti-imperialist” position on Syria.

Robin Yassin-Kassab: Revolutionary Gardening

October 2013

The future of their country remains undetermined, but Syrians are beginning to plant seeds.

Enduring Exile

October 2013

A family’s journey from Armenia to Syria and back again.

Shaj Mathew: Poetry for an Ailing Homeland

September 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 Distortion

September 2013

“American exceptionalism” does not mean what most people think it means.

Richard Falk: Resolving the Syrian Chemical Weapons Crisis

September 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 Syria

September 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 Remains

August 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 Beyond

July 2013

The global jihad sees the Syrian conflict as its principal front.

Jennifer MacKenzie: Waiting for Ataturk

July 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 Mukhabarat

May 2013

How can you prove to the Syrian secret police that you’re not an Algerian spy?

Assad’s Castaways

May 2013

A portrait of Syria’s child-refugees in Antakya, Turkey.

Jon Lee Anderson: In the Field, In Over Your Head

April 2013

The veteran war reporter’s advice to young journalists on safety, story, five-sense reporting, and the uses of rumor.

Revolution Download

April 2013

Among the rebels in war-torn Syria.

Dafna Lizer, Michael Grabell, Jeff Larson: Flight Records Say Russia Sent Syria Tons of Cash

November 2012

he records of overflight requests show more than 200 tons of "bank notes" from Moscow to Damascus.

Richard Falk: Persisting Syrian Dilemmas

October 2012

Hope, wisdom, law, ethics, and spirituality in relation to killing and dying in Syria.

Cunning and Guile

October 2012

What can The One Thousand and One Nights teach the modern world?

Jen Marlowe: Terror and Teargas on the Streets of Bahrain

September 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 Me

April 2012

Through YouTube and Vimeo, these artists give their fellow Syrians a voice.

Bridging the Dignity Gap

April 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.