Archive for the 'Matthew Barber' Category

After Burning of Muaz al-Kasasbeh, Jordan & al-Azhar’s Gestures of Vengeance Will Not Heal

Video: ISIS, Yazidis, and the Enslavement of Thousands of Women

Islamic State Officially Admits to Enslaving Yazidi Women

The Yazidis Are Not Getting Support

Sinjar Was Only the Beginning—by Matthew Barber

IS Routs Peshmerga, Takes Control of Sinjar Mountains, Jeopardizes Yazidi Homeland

The Expulsion of Mosul’s Christians, part 1: The Account of the Kidnapped Nuns

Did the Killing of Abu Bassir Lead to the First Lattakia Offensive?

New ISIS Leaks Reveal Particulars of al-Qaida Strategy

All this talk about Assad staying…

The Names of the Revolution

Jabhat al-Nusra and Other Islamists Briefly Capture Historic Christian Town of Ma’loula

Chemical Weapons and Responses; The Developing Story of Tripoli’s Bombing; Theories on Outcomes for Syria

Should the Use of Chemical Weapons Prompt a US Attack in Syria?

Problems for Syrians in Egypt; News from Kurdish North; Looting & Oil; Round-up

The Effect of the Conflict on Syrian Banking and Economy

Round Up: Lethal Aid, Human Interest Stories, Lebanon

Clerics in Egypt Call for Global Jihad Against Regime’s Shiite Allies, Egypt Cuts Syria Ties

Round Up: Qusayr, Hezbollah, Regional Sectarianism, Ehsani on Economics, Foreign Jihadis Behead & Kill for Blasphemy, US Intervention Proposal

Turkey Engulfed in Protests, Syria Conflict Worries Turkish Alevis, Syrian Turkomen Support Opposition

Sheikh Muhammad al-Yaqoubi Interviewed by Syria Comment

Has the War Reached Lebanon? Meanwhile, Obama Updates War on Terror

Brotherhood Figures Block Yaqoubi’s Appointment, Post-Confirmation

Sheikh al-Yaqoubi Elected to the NC—its first non-Brotherhood-aligned religious figure

Oil Wars—Nusra’s Expanding Reach—Syrian Taliban

Jordan Shudders Under 331% Increase in Refugees as Conflict in Dera’a Intensifies

Islamic State Declared in Syria

The Raqqa Story: Rebel Structure, Planning, and Possible War Crimes

Dera’a is Falling

Drones, A New Alawite Opposition, Obama in Israel

Lebanese Tension, Egyptian Chaos, Iraqi Memories… and all the news from Syria

al-Nusra, al-Raqqa, Calls for Jihad, River of Death

“The Uprising and the New Syria: Islamists Rise in Raqqa while Damascene Christians Dodge Fire” By Matthew Barber

“Syria in Fragments: Divided Minds, Divided Lives,” by an American in Syria