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Syria: is it time for the West to talk with Assad?

On the Yazidi Mothers of Children Fathered by Jihadists

Idlib: The Game Above the Game – by David W. Lesch

60 years after Iraq’s 1958 July 14 Revolution by Christopher Solomon

Winning in Syria and the Middle East – By David W. Lesch and Kamal Alam

Juliette El-Mir Saadeh: Gender politics and women in armed conflict in Syria

Peak Fragility: Why The Middle East Is Doomed — by Ehsani

Eastern Ghouta x 20, by Aron Lund

“No Justice for Khan Sheikhoun,” by Aron Lund

Who Will Usher the Middle East Into an Era of Peace? – By Sam Farah

KRG Targets Minorities Ahead of Kurdistan Independence Referendum — Part Two: Annexing Christian Lands

KRG Targets Minorities Ahead of Kurdistan Independence Referendum — Part One: Exploiting the Yazidi Genocide

Who Gassed Khan Sheikhoun? The Investigation Begins

Resolving Article 140: Settling the Issue of Iraq’s Disputed Territories Ahead of an Independence Referendum for Kurdistan

Assad cracks down on loyalist militias in Aleppo

Nationalism Between Europe and The Middle East – By Sam Farah

The End of the PKK in Sinjar? How the Hashd al-Sha’bi Can Help Resolve the Yazidi Genocide

China, the U.S, and the Future of the Middle East – By Sam Farah

Revisiting the Malki Affair – By Christopher Solomon

Century Foundation Roundtable on Syria

The KRG’s Relationship with the Yazidi Minority and the Future of the Yazidis in Shingal (Sinjar)

A Post-National Framework for Peace and Stability in the Middle East – by Sam Farah

Is Assad the Author of ISIS? Did Iran Blow Up Assef Shawkat? And Other Tall Tales – By Ehsani2

How Will the Syrian Crisis End? – By Ehsani2

“Who is to blame for Syria’s nightmare?” By Ehsani2

The Boy Beheaded by Zinki Fighters, Abdullah Tayseer, Who Was He? – By Ehsani2

“Why the Islamic State Is Losing, and Why It Still Hopes to Win”

“President al-Assad’s First Speech – An Insider’s Account,” by Ehsani

Report on Mass Graves of Yazidis in Sinjar

The Ten Most Important Developments in Syria in 2015

The Death of Zahran Alloush

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

Media Maskirovka: Russia and the Free Syrian Army

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

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

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

Who was Mohammad Nasif Kheirbek?” by Mohammad D.

“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

Syrian Rebels Capture Idlib, by Aron Lund

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

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

Syria Year-End Predictions and Analysis – by Joshua Landis (28 December 2014)

2014 Roundup and 2015 Predictions by Aron Lund

Video: ISIS, Yazidis, and the Enslavement of Thousands of Women

Fareed Zakaria goes 1-on-1 with Syria expert Joshua Landis to discuss an innovative solution to the ongoing Syrian crisis

Islamic State Officially Admits to Enslaving Yazidi Women

The Yazidis Are Not Getting Support

Sinjar Was Only the Beginning—by Matthew Barber

IS Routs Peshmerga, Takes Control of Sinjar Mountains, Jeopardizes Yazidi Homeland

The Expulsion of Mosul’s Christians, part 1: The Account of the Kidnapped Nuns

The Six Words You Need to Know to Be a Successful Jihadi and Establish Your Own Caliphate

Did the Killing of Abu Bassir Lead to the First Lattakia Offensive?

“Who Was Hilal al-Assad?” By Mohammad D.

New ISIS Leaks Reveal Particulars of al-Qaida Strategy

All this talk about Assad staying…

The Names of the Revolution

The death of Abdelqader Saleh

Islamist Groups Declare Opposition to National Coalition and US Strategy [updated]

Are the Islamic Courts of Aleppo run by al-Nusra? Aron Lund Answers

Jabhat al-Nusra and Other Islamists Briefly Capture Historic Christian Town of Ma’loula

Chemical Weapons and Responses; The Developing Story of Tripoli’s Bombing; Theories on Outcomes for Syria

Should the Use of Chemical Weapons Prompt a US Attack in Syria?

Problems for Syrians in Egypt; News from Kurdish North; Looting & Oil; Round-up

Gangs of Latakia: The Militiafication of the Assad Regime

The Effect of the Conflict on Syrian Banking and Economy

Round Up: Lethal Aid, Human Interest Stories, Lebanon

Clerics in Egypt Call for Global Jihad Against Regime’s Shiite Allies, Egypt Cuts Syria Ties

Round Up: Qusayr, Hezbollah, Regional Sectarianism, Ehsani on Economics, Foreign Jihadis Behead & Kill for Blasphemy, US Intervention Proposal

Ayman al-Zawahiri Rants about Syria

Turkey Engulfed in Protests, Syria Conflict Worries Turkish Alevis, Syrian Turkomen Support Opposition

Sheikh Muhammad al-Yaqoubi Interviewed by Syria Comment

Has the War Reached Lebanon? Meanwhile, Obama Updates War on Terror

Brotherhood Figures Block Yaqoubi’s Appointment, Post-Confirmation

Sheikh al-Yaqoubi Elected to the NC—its first non-Brotherhood-aligned religious figure

Is Jabhat al-Nosra breaking apart?

New report on the Muslim Brotherhood

Major salafi faction criticizes Jabhat al-Nosra

New Addition to the Syrian Islamic Front

Oil Wars—Nusra’s Expanding Reach—Syrian Taliban

Jordan Shudders Under 331% Increase in Refugees as Conflict in Dera’a Intensifies

Islamic State Declared in Syria

News Round Up (8 April 2013)

The Raqqa Story: Rebel Structure, Planning, and Possible War Crimes

News Round Up (3 April 2013) New Revolutionary Front, Asma on Mother’s Day, M.B. Declaration

Syria Video – a powerful web service that maps Syrian war video by town and province

Dera’a is Falling

Drones, A New Alawite Opposition, Obama in Israel

Lebanese Tension, Egyptian Chaos, Iraqi Memories… and all the news from Syria

“The Free Syrian Army Does Exist” by Koert Debeuf & Response by Aron Lund

“Syria’s Salafi Insurgents: The Rise of the Syrian Islamic Front” by Aron Lund

The Free Syrian Army Doesn’t Exist

al-Nusra, al-Raqqa, Calls for Jihad, River of Death

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

The Islamist mess in Damascus

Swedes, jihadis & anti-air missiles in northern Syria

“Chemical Weapons in Syria: Fact, Fiction, and Fib,” by Aron Lund

“Islamism and the Syrian revolution,” by Aron Lund

“The Formation of Alawite Militias in the Kassab region,” by Mohammad D.

“The Original Shabiha,” by Mohammad D.

Former Secretary James Baker Commenting On Syria – The Charlie Rose Show

“The Declining Number of Christians in Aleppo, Syria,” by Ehsani

“Syria’s Opposition Must Find a Different Way,” By Ehsani

Analyzing the largest Syria crisis Facebook polls, by Camille Otrakji

Qaddafi’s Death, Mazoot Prices, Opposition

Homs: The Capital of Syrian Uprising

The Arab Spring & the decay of secular state in Syria

Ehsani Says GoodBye

The Issue Of Foreign Intervention – US Calls on Assad to “Step Down Now”. Robert Ford, making a difference (By Ehsani)

The First Legally Binding Decision Against Syria Fails At the U.N. (By Ehsani)

The Import Suspension Decision Was Indeed “Temporary” – (By Ehsani)

Syria Faces A New Economic Reality – By Ehsani

More Economic Pressure. Assad Will be Ousted “Sooner or Later”? Sarkozy asks why the Region’s Christians Don’t Emigrate? The Six Killer Apps (By Ehsani)

Suspending New Car Imports into Syria (By Ehsani)

Aleppo – Remarks by the newly appointed Governor (By Ehsani)

News Round Up (September 20th, 2011) – By Ehsani

New Era for Syria Comment – Ehsani and Camille Otrakji take the Helm

Ehsani on Syria Comment over the Years

Haithem al-Maleh, Landis, Fred Reed on Prism TV

“Syria’s Leadership and Opposition Need an Economic Policy,” by Ehsani

Syria: An Uprising, Not a Revolution, By Yazan Badran

An interview with Bassam Alkadi, President of the Syrian Women Observatory

“Syria in Fragments: Divided Minds, Divided Lives,” by an American in Syria

What Will a Post Assad Syria Look Like?

“Talking about a Revolution: An Interview with Camille Otrakji” by Qifa Nabki

“Syria’s New Government,” By EHSANI2

Syria: Sectarian War or Class War

Video of Landis Commentary on Assad’s Speech

The sad irony of it all – the USA and the Arab world…

Landis and Yakoubian on Egypt, Syria and Lebanon: Bloggingheads TV

Syria first bond issue – A first round win for the Ministry of Finance

What is Behind the Uproar in Syria’s Labor Relations? The Reform Process and Jobs?

“Why Lieberman?,” by Shai

“The Sin in Syria is Low Wages,” by Ehsani

“Syria’s Improved Relations with Turkey is the Center-Piece of Bashar Assad’s New Foreign Policy,” Joshua Landis

Islam Comment – A New Forum by Alex

What Does Turkey’s “Yes” Vote Mean for Democracy

“Why Does Syria Do So Badly in World Economic Rankings,” by Ehsani

Will rising tensions in the Middle East lead to another catastrophic war?

“Syrians Were Not Behind the Hariri Assassination,” Former US Offical to as-Safir

Overview of Syrian-US Relations

President Assad Interview with La Repubblica Translated in Full

“Will failure to solve the Arab-Israeli conflict mean a new Cold War in the Middle East,” By Joshua Landis

Beyond Image: The Effects of the Visual Noise in the City of Damascus. By S. Farah for Syria Comment

“Syria’s National Day Celebrations at the Library of Congress”, by Ford Prefect

“The Turkish Judicial System: Guardians of the Ancient Regime,” By Firat Demir

“Nationalist First, Islamist Second: The Armenian Issue Shows the Limits of the Erdogan Government,” by Firat Demir

“The Armenian Genocide: The Islamist and Kemalist Consensus,” by Firat Demir

“Turkey at a Crossroad: Democracy or Military Rule?” by Firat Demir

The Case for Syria

NGO’s in Syria; Mitchell Should Resign; Egypt and Syria Feud; Assad to Libya

“Syria: the prospects for political change” by Landis; Ilyas Maleh on his father

American Sanctions on Syria: Godsend to Hardliners, Hell for Liberalizers – By Ehsani

“Has President Assad Stepped Up Economic Reform?” by Ehsani

2009 Syria: An Assessment at Year’s End

Omar Dahi and Ehsani Debate “Neoliberalism” and Economic Reform

Israeli Trojan Horse Proves Lame: Syrians Unveil New Secret Weapon

Observations along the road to Kassab and the streets of Aleppo, by Ehsani

It’s the Economy Stupid – Ehsani Comments

Syria’s Four Seas strategy, by Yoav Stern

Alex on Saudi Arabia; Hamidi on Turkey

Turk & Syria – Assad Interview: Muslim Brothers, Kurds, Iraq, Israel

“Merchant of Death” and “Flash Back” by Steven Barbar

The Syrian Public Sector, Corruption, Taxation, and Government Services” by Ehsani

The American MidEast Leadership Network’s Virtual Scrapbook

Ali Khan says Goodbye to Damascus and SC readers

Echoes from Ugarit… and Beyond, CD Review by Salma Al-Shami

News Round Up (9 July 2009)

“Syrian Population Growth and Unemployment” by Ehsani

Syria’s Battle for the Hearts of the West, by S. Farah

“Obama’s Speech: a Syrian Reaction” by Ehsani

US-Syria relations: time to hit the reset button?

Leaving for Syria

“Raqqa and Beyond” by Ali Khan: Dispatch 23

Israeli poster pulled from the London subway after the Syrian Embassy complained

Syria’s New Tax Code

“Hassakeh,” By Ali Khan (Dispatch 22)

“Trip Around and Across Syria!,” By Ali Khan #21

Syria – magic ruins and 1001 nights, and a few other things

Ali Khan “At the Hamam”

Syria’s Bourse – The Launch & Recommendations for Enhanced Liquidity

Ali Khan: Dispatches from Damascus and Lebanon

Nasrallah’s Rhetoric Directed East or West?

Is Syria Putting a Price Tag on a US Brokered Peace with Israel?

Balancing “Change” and “Prudence” will be an arduous process for President Obama

You lose ability, when you lose credibility, S. Farah

What the Middle East Needs is the “Audacity of Hope”, by Hind Kabawat

“Visit to Beit Sawa” by Ali Khan – Dispatch from Damascus

“Moharram in Damascus” by Ali Khan

Water and Economics in Syria

Top 5 reasons why Israel is attacking Gaza

Waging Peace in Atlanta, by Britta Froelicher


Ali Khan – The Golan and Quneitra

Ali Khan, “Dispatch from Damascus 12: Preparing for Eid”

Obama T-shirt From the “Axis of Evil”

“Can Syria change its image?” by S. Farah

Ali Khan: Dispatch from Damascus 10

Ali Khan – Dispatch from Damascus 9

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