Tag: Syria

Louder Than Bombs

November 2016

Photographs of war from the border of Turkey and Syria.

Mirror from Damascus

September 2016

In a war that remains unfinished, two Syrian-British writers acknowledge and affirm those whose stories and lives may be lost in its course.

Aaron Labaree: Warehouse of Souls: Inside the last days of the Idomeni refugee camp

August 2016

For months, refugees caught in a "humanitarian logjam" near the Greek/Macedonian border lived in a makeshift tent city—until Greek officials cleared the area, replacing the fact of the camp with yet another layer of uncertainty.

Ryan Richardson and Siddhattha Gurung: Kurdish Autonomy, Under Siege

July 2016

How Kurdish rights continue to flounder under an authoritarian Turkey and an imploding Syria.

Andrew J. Bacevich: Writing a Blank Check on War for the President

April 2016

How the United States Became a Prisoner of War and Congress Went MIA.

My Father’s Aleppo

April 2016

An exodus, a return, and the questions that follow.

Pico Iyer: The Kiss at Dawn

February 2016

The Kiss: In Damascus, a kiss runs even deeper than the heart

Rattanamol Singh: Looted

January 2016

How global theft fuels trafficking, unrest & cultural control

Be Like Water

December 2015

Boundaries of Nations: The Nonviolent State of Iraq and Syria. The Republic-in-Motion of Lovers Not Fighters. The Government-in-Exile of People Who Just Want to Go to School.

Jo Comerford and Mattea Kramer: Putting Out the Syrian Fire

October 2015

Can diplomacy do what war couldn't?

Jo Comerford and Mattea Kramer: Putting Out the Syrian Fire

October 2015

Can diplomacy do what war couldn’t?

Tom Engelhardt: The Fog of Intelligence

October 2015

With a massive intelligence program, the US is still caught off guard

Richard Falk: A Nonagon of Toxic Conflict

October 2015

Notes on the Turkish quagmire.

A Dangerous Language

May 2015

The Kurdish filmmaker on deploying a camera rather than a gun to fight for his community.

Syria in its Own Image

February 2015

The documentarian and journalist on the nation’s portrayal in the global media, the power of emergency cinema, and the role of the intellectual in revolution.

Fleeing Syria for Physical and Emotional Refuge

January 2015

The story of two asylum-seekers’ journey to Denmark.

Tom Engelhardt: ISIS in Washington

October 2014

America’s soundtrack of hysteria.

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.