Archive for the 'Shiites' Category

Katibat Dir’ al-Watan: New Sub-Unit of the Fifth Legion

Liwa al-Mukhtar al-Thiqfi: Syrian IRGC Militia

Quwat Dir’ Al-Qalamoun: Shifting Militia Links

The Situation in al-Fu’a and Kafariya

Saraya al-Areen: An Alawite Militia in Latakia

Liwa al-Imam Zain al-Abidain: Building a ‘Resistance’ in Eastern Syria

Liwa Sayf al-Haq Assad Allah al-Ghalib: A Republican Guard Militia in Sayyida Zainab

Syrian Hezbollah Militias of Nubl and Zahara’

Liwa Sayf al-Mahdi: A Syrian Army Shi’i Militia

Liwa al-Imam al-Mahdi: A Syrian Hezbollah Formation

The ‘Martyrs’ of Liwa al-Sayyida Ruqayya (The Ja’afari Force)

The Local Defence Forces: Regime Auxiliary Forces in Aleppo

Liwa al-Jalil: A New Pro-Assad Palestinian Militia

Harakat al-Hawiya al-Arabiya al-Druziya: Defending Druze Identity in Suwayda’

The Dir’ al-Watan Brand: Liwa Salah al-Din al-Ayyubi

Liwa al-Sayyida Ruqayya: Recruiting the Shi’a of Damascus

Quwat al-Ridha: Syrian Hezbollah

The Coastal Shield Brigade: A New Pro-Assad Militia

“Mohammad Nassif: The Shadow Man of the Syria-Iran Axis,” by Mohammad Ataie

Book Review: ISIS: Inside the Army of Terror

Sample Concepts of a Christian-Shi’a Alliance in Iraq

The National Ideological Resistance in Syria: A ‘Syrian Hezbollah’ Brand

Round Up: Lethal Aid, Human Interest Stories, Lebanon

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

Dera’a is Falling

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

Syrian War Spillover in Iraq Will Be Much Worse than in Lebanon

Nuri al-Maliki’s Strategy toward Syria and Syrian Kurds

Syrian Cinema; American Soldiers and Torture

Real GDP Growth 5.9%? Turkey and Change in the Region; Fadlallah Dies

Scholarly Articles; Bolton; First Lady on Democracy

“Moharram in Damascus” by Ali Khan

Car Bomb in Damascus and Rise of Salafi Groups in Region

News Round Up (28 June 2008)

Can the US and France agree on a Post-Doha Lebanon Policy?

News Round Up (2 June 2008)

Syrian Media – The Challenge and the Need to Act

March Toward Disaster

Nasrallah calls on Saudi Arabia to boycott the upcoming Middle East conference

“Iran’s and Syria’s plan: an interpretation,” by Michael Young

“The Middle East is abuzz with talk of ‘Shiitization,'” by Andrew Tabler

A Response to Michael Young

Readers Responses to my Last Post

Counting Lebanon’s Shiites as Slaves: Why the Lebanon Deal is Obstructed

News Round Up (27 February 2007)

Syria, Iran and Saudi Arabia: Three’s a Crowd

News Round Up (17 December 2006)

“Six Brutal Truths about Iraq,” By Gen. Odom

“Shi’ites and Shi’ism in Medieval Syria,” by Stephennie Mulder