Archive for the 'Islamism' Category

Joshua Landis on ISIS, Syria & the “Great Sorting Out” in the Middle East – Interview with Danny Postel

Joshua Landis on ISIS, Syria & the “Great Sorting Out” in the Middle East In conversation with Danny Postel of Denver University’s CMES This discussion is an elaboration of a short article, “The Great Sorting Out: Ethnicity & the Future of the Levant,” that Elias Muhanna published on his blog, Qifa Nabki

Sham al-Islam: Its Project and Promise in Healing the Wounded Lands of the Levant

Sham al-Islam: statement of the Emir of Sham al-Islam, Brahim Benchekroune (a.k.a. Abu Ahmad al-Muhajir) a veteran Moroccan jihadist and former Guantanamo inmate, on the occasion of the Kassab offensive of the Anfal campaign 27 March 2014.

“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 […]

“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.