Archive for the 'Turkey' Category

“Why Syria’s Assad heads to Geneva from a position of strength,” by Joshua Landis

Analysis: Why Syria’s Assad heads to Geneva from a position of strength – Understanding why Assad’s regime survives more than two years after then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton called it a “dead man walking” is critical for gauging the outcome of the Geneva II talks.

Gangs of Latakia: The Militiafication of the Assad Regime

by Aron Lund for Syria Comment   [updated July 24, 2013] MEET ALI KAYALI The murder of the Syrian regime loyalist Mohammed Darrar Jammo in Lebanon, now said to have been an internal family affair, led to much firing in the air. At Jammo’s funeral in Latakia, there was a heavy presence of militiamen, and militiawomen, […]

“The Turkish-Syrian Border Dispute: A View From the Past” – By Meir Zamir

The Turkish-Syrian Border Dispute: A View From the Past With Secret Documents from the Files of the Syrian Foreign Ministry By Meir Zamir A version of this article was first published in the Jerusalem Post, 19 October 2012. We are providing this full version that contains the historical documents that Zamir relied upon for his […]

Oil Wars—Nusra’s Expanding Reach—Syrian Taliban

By Matthew Barber and the Syria Video team This long post contains the following sections: The Defectors Defect Will EU Oil Purchases Finance al-Qaida? Al-Musareb: Al-Nusra Punishes a Village Regime-Style Syrian Taliban The Opposition’s Ambivalent Response to al-Nusra’s Affiliation with al-Qaida (and the Plan to Introduce an Alternative Islamic Law in Syria) Jabhat al-Nusra is […]

“Grant Kurds an Autonomous State in Southeast Turkey,” Opinion by Evin Cheikosman

Grant Kurds an Autonomous State in Southeast Turkey Guest Opinion for Syria Comment by Evin Cheikosman, a student at the University of California, Santa Barbara and a Syrian-Kurd who plans to pursue graduate studies in Germany or Turkey. TO: Recep Tayipp Erdoğan, Prime Minister, Turkey Honorable Prime Minister Erdoğan, as you are aware, the long-standing […]