Archive for 2015

The Death of Zahran Alloush

Quwat al-Jalil: A Pro-Assad Palestinian Syrian Militia

“The Assyrians of Syria: History and Prospets” by Mardean Isaac

The Factions of North Latakia

Wonderful NGO with School for Syrian Refugee Children in Northern Lebanon

“A Trip to the ‘Caliphate’: Oppressive Justice under ISIS,” By Omar al-Wardi

“Regime-Change without State Collapse is Impossible in Syria,” Landis Interviewed by RT’s Sophie&Co

Media Maskirovka: Russia and the Free Syrian Army

“Russia’s Intervention in Syria – A View From the Past,” by Meir Zamir

Rijal al-Karama after Sheikh Abu Fahad Waheed al-Bal’ous’ Assassination

Abdallah al-Muhaysini, a Pivotal Figure in the Islamist Insurgency in Syria,” by Waleed Rikab

Liwa Shuhada’ al-Yarmouk: History and Analysis

Liwa Thuwar al-Raqqa: History, Analysis & Interview

Abu Yahia al-Hamawi, Ahrar al-Sham’s New Leader

The Plight of Syria’s Druze Minority and U.S. Options

The Doha Congress: Negotiating a Return of the Iraqi Baath Party?

The Assassination of Sheikh Abu Fahad al-Bal’ous: Context and Analysis

Overview of some pro-Assad Militias

ISIS: A Caliphate of Torture and Rape

How to Understand Those 60 Trainees

Syrian Rebel Leader Subhi al-Refai on U.S. relations with Ahrar al-Sham

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

The New Druze Militia Factions of Suwayda Province

Quwat al-Ridha: Syrian Hezbollah

The Coastal Shield Brigade: A New Pro-Assad Militia

“The inside Story of the British Suicide Bomber of Ramadi,” By Tam Hussein

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

The Syrian Southern Front: Why it Offers Better Justice and Hope than Northern Front” by Marika Sosnowski

Who was Mohammad Nasif Kheirbek?” by Mohammad D.

The Massacre of Druze Villagers in Qalb Lawza, Idlib Province

The Iran-Syria Alliance: Sectarianism or Realpolitik? — by Mohammad Ataie

Outstanding Book & Article on Syria. Prizes by Syrian Studies Association

“Is Zahran Alloush in Amman?” by Aron Lund

Sheikh Muhammad al-Yaqoubi Responds to al-Julani’s al-Jazeera Interview

“Abu Mohammed al-Golani’s Aljazeera Interview” by Aron Lund

Syria in Limbo: Neither Reunification nor Partition Are Yet Possible

Round-Up: Palmyra, Contingency Planning for Regime Losses, UN Response to Enslavement Crisis

New Dabiq Issue Reiterates Justifications for Yazidi Enslavement

The Alawi Community and the Syria Crisis – by Fabriche Balanche

Conference Announcement—Syria: Moving Beyond the Stalemate

“Did Ali Mamlouk, Assad’s Spy Chief, Try to Carry out a Coup?” by Joshua Landis

“The evolving humanitarian response to the Syrian crisis,” by Marika Sosnowski

How Far is Hezbollah Willing to Go in Syria?

HRW: “ISIS Escapees Describe Systematic Rape”

The Children of Syria: A War and Image Industry

Syrian Rebels Capture Idlib, by Aron Lund

Review of “ISIS: The State of Terror”

The Administration of the Local Council in Azaz

The Kobani Model: Strengthening Kurdish-Arab Relations in Syria

The Killing of Muhammad al-Assad, a.k.a. “Shaykh al-Jabal”

Meet the Badris

Video presents views of al-Qaida’s European jihadists in Syria

Train-and-Equip: Fight for Pluralism in Syria

Interviewing Asad — by David W. Lesch

Syrian Refugees Collectivizing in Jordan Becomes a Security Issue — by Katy Montoya

Syria News Round-Up Feb. 9, 2015

J.K. Gani’s “The Role of Ideology in Syrian-US Relations” — Reviewed by Julio Rivera

After Burning of Muaz al-Kasasbeh, Jordan & al-Azhar’s Gestures of Vengeance Will Not Heal

Book Review: ISIS: Inside the Army of Terror

Jabhat al-Nusra and the Druze of Idlib Province

News Round-Up

Syria: Should the United States Do More? — Debate at the McCain Institute

Jamaat Ansar al-Islam in Syria Joins The Islamic State?

Syria Photo Guide

Footnotes on the SSNP—Comments from Nouhad Samaan, Head of SSNP in Homs