Posted by Joshua on Saturday, February 24th, 2007
A number of articles on the Syrian Opposition are due to come out soon.
One, written by Joe Pace and myself, appeared in this December's issue of the Washington Quarterly:
1. Joshua Landis & Joe Pace, “The Syrian Opposition,” The Washington Quarterly, Vol. 30, pp. 45-68.
2. Seth Wikas of WINEP is finishing up an article soon. He has been working on it for some months and it should be good. It promises to have coverage of the US and European side of the opposition, something Joe and I were unable to concentrate on.
3. Robin Wright's new book:
|Dreams and Shadows: The Future of the Middle East by Robin Wright (Hardcover – Jul 19, 2007)|
Will have an excellent chapter on Syria. She includes a moving interview with Riad al-Turk, who gives an overview of the opposition struggle and his years in prison. She also has one of the last interviews with Michel Kilo before his imprisonment.
4. Salim Abraham wrote his master's thesis at Columbia Journalism School on Farid Ghadry. It is excellent, but I have been unable to publish it as Salim is looking for a paying publisher. Salim, who was an AP reporter in Syria for many years, has recently gotten married and moved to Great Brittain, where he is looking for a journalism job. I hope to get permission from Salim to publish his thesis yet.
Finally, I am adding this excellent article:
5. Andrew Tabler, "Democracy to the Rescue," Institute of Current World Affairs, AJT-1- Middle East, March 2006.
Andrew knows as much as anyone about the Syrian Opposition and has interviewed many of its leaders in Syria. I did not ask Andrew or the ICWA for permission to post this article and will take it down if asked to do so. It was an important source for my own article and Andrew was able to confirm a number of facts for me that Joe and I used in the article.
Ammar Abdulhamid has a good interview: Towards a democratic Syria: "In 1998, only 219 Syrians voted against Hafez Assad's government. One of them was Ammar Abdulhamid. Now exiled and awaiting political asylum in US, Syrian opposition leader talks to Ynet in exclusive interview…"