Archive for the 'Qifa Nabki' Category

“Talking about a Revolution: An Interview with Camille Otrakji” by Qifa Nabki

Qifa Nabki has a long and probing interview with Camille Otrakiji (Alex) on his site. Talking about a Revolution: An Interview with Camille Otrakji

2009 Syria: An Assessment at Year’s End

Lebanon: Qifa Nabki provides an assessment of Syrian relations with Lebanon and the region for 2009 [We will add more as they come in…. Please add your contribution to the comment section of this post. We will review relations with each of Syria’s neighbors and with the states that have a large impact on it. […]

Israeli Trojan Horse Proves Lame: Syrians Unveil New Secret Weapon

DAMASCUS, Syria — The German newspaper Der Spiegel published a shocking piece of investigative journalism this week, providing a behind-the-scenes exposé of the run-up to Israel’s bombing of an alleged nuclear power plant in the Syrian desert in 2007. The article relates how the Mossad, in a daring tale of high-wire international espionage, hacked into […]

Nasrallah’s Rhetoric Directed East or West?

by By Qifa Nabki for Syria Comment March 14, 2009 In a speech Friday evening commemorating the Prophet Muhammad’s birthday, Hizbullah secretary-general Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah rejected the recent American offer of dialogue along with its pre-conditions (recognition of Israel and renunciation of violence). This, in and of itself, was unsurprising. More noteworthy, however, was Nasrallah’s […]

Syria plays hardball with the Saudis, by Sami Moubayed

Posted by Alex Syria plays hardball with the Saudis By Sami Moubayed / Asia Times DAMASCUS – In a further sign of just how low Syrian-Saudi Arabian relations have sunk, Syrian authorities have banned the distribution of al-Hayat, the Saudi-owned mass circulation Arab daily. The step came nearly two years after al-Sharq al-Awsat, another Saudi […]