Archive for the 'Free Syrian Army' Category

“10 Things to Know About Refugees in Jordan,” by Justin Schon

10 Things to Know About Refugees in Jordan by Justin Schon, a PhD student in the Department of Political Science at Indiana University Bloomington. His research focuses on insurgency and population displacement during conflict. He can be followed on twitter @goliathSchon This post is the first of two posts I will be writing for this […]

“Do Syrians Want To Fight Until Victory or Do they Want a Ceasefire?” by James McMichael

Civilians want a negotiated peace as quickly as possible, while rebel fighters are determined to fight on for military victory. Moreover, civilians want a postwar government with limited religious influence, while rebel fighters want a religion-dominated postwar government. Recent survey results show clear-cut differences between the views of civilians and those of rebel fighters with regard to the war and the political future of Syria.

“Does the Truce Between ISIS and Suqour al-Sham Mean an End to Syria’s Inter-Rebel War?” By Daniel Abdallah

Does the Truce Between ISIS and Suqour al-Sham Mean an End to Syria’s Inter-Rebel War? By Daniel Abdallah – twitter: @Daniel_Abdullah for Syria Comemnt, February 7, 2014 Has the newly brokered truce between rebel militias in Syria ended the fighting that began in earnest on 3 January 2014? The reasons that Syria’s militias attacked the […]

The Battle between ISIS and Syria’s Rebel Militias

A major confrontation has broken out between the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and Syria’s other rebel militias.

Zahran Alloush: His Ideology and Beliefs

The Islamic Front’s Military Commander: Who is he? Zahran Alloush’s rhetoric and propaganda videos provide much insight into his world view, attitude toward Syria’s religious minorities, and vision for Syria’s future. The difference between his ideology and that of al-Qaida groups is not profound. Rather, it is one of shades of grey.