Mirror from DamascusSeptember 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 campAugust 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 SiegeJuly 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 PresidentApril 2016
How the United States Became a Prisoner of War and Congress Went MIA.
My Father’s AleppoApril 2016
An exodus, a return, and the questions that follow.
Pico Iyer: The Kiss at DawnFebruary 2016
The Kiss: In Damascus, a kiss runs even deeper than the heart
Rattanamol Singh: LootedJanuary 2016
How global theft fuels trafficking, unrest & cultural control
Be Like WaterDecember 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 FireOctober 2015
Can diplomacy do what war couldn't?
Jo Comerford and Mattea Kramer: Putting Out the Syrian FireOctober 2015
Can diplomacy do what war couldn’t?
Tom Engelhardt: The Fog of IntelligenceOctober 2015
With a massive intelligence program, the US is still caught off guard
Richard Falk: A Nonagon of Toxic ConflictOctober 2015
Notes on the Turkish quagmire.
A Dangerous LanguageMay 2015
The Kurdish filmmaker on deploying a camera rather than a gun to fight for his community.
Syria in its Own ImageFebruary 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.
Zehra Naviwala: Fleeing Syria for Physical and Emotional RefugeJanuary 2015
The story of two asylum-seekers’ journey to Denmark.
Tom Engelhardt: ISIS in WashingtonOctober 2014
America’s soundtrack of hysteria.
Peter van Buren: Apocalypse Now, Iraq EditionSeptember 2014
Fighting in Iraq until hell freezes over.
Patrick Cockburn: Why Washington’s War on Terror FailedAugust 2014
The underrated Saudi connection.
Dahr Jamail: A Nation on the BrinkJuly 2014
How America's policies sealed Iraq's fate.
Fathers of RevolutionMay 2014
How much more must Syrians pay for their uprising against the Assad government?
Richard Falk: The New InterventionistsApril 2014
New developments in the interventionist debate.
Shooting FilmApril 2014
In Not Afraid of Film Anymore, Czech artist Tomáš Svoboda examines how we have become calm observers of modern horror.
Love StruckApril 2014
I had never, in my whole life, been able to understand love as a sickness.
Richard Falk: Debating Syria and UkraineMarch 2014
Over-reliance on ideology could prevent addressing human tragedies in Syria and Ukraine.
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.