Archive for the 'Alawites' Category

Liwa al-Mukhtar al-Thiqfi: Syrian IRGC Militia

Saraya al-Areen: An Alawite Militia in Latakia

Kata’ib al-Jabalawi: A Pro-Assad Militia from Homs

“The Asad Petition of 1936: Bashar’s Grandfather Was Pro-Unionist,” By Stefan Winter

The Local Defence Forces: Regime Auxiliary Forces in Aleppo

The Leopards of Homs: A Pro-Assad Militia

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

Liwa Usud al-Hussein: A New Pro-Assad Militia in Latakia

The Factions of North Latakia

Overview of some pro-Assad Militias

Quwat al-Ridha: Syrian Hezbollah

The Coastal Shield Brigade: A New Pro-Assad Militia

Who was Mohammad Nasif Kheirbek?” by Mohammad D.

The Massacre of Druze Villagers in Qalb Lawza, Idlib Province

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

The Alawi Community and the Syria Crisis – by Fabriche Balanche

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

A Visit to the Tomb of Hafez al-Asad

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

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

Minority Dynamics in Syria

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

Middle-East’s Sectarian Balance Shifts as Syrian Uprising Enters Fourth Year — by Jawad Anwar Qureshi

“Why Syria’s Assad heads to Geneva from a position of strength,” by Joshua Landis

“Observations of a Homsi living in Tartous,” by Aboud Dandachi

The Work of Fabrice Balanche on Alawites and Syrian Communitarianism reviewed by Nikolaos van Dam

Aymenn al-Tamimi Speaks to Ali Kayali and Profiles “The Syrian Resistance,” a Pro-Assad Militia Force

Gangs of Latakia: The Militiafication of the Assad Regime

Round Up: Lethal Aid, Human Interest Stories, Lebanon

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

Sheikh Muhammad al-Yaqoubi Interviewed by Syria Comment

Do the Massacres in Bayda and Banyas Portend Ethnic Cleansing to Create an Alawite State?

Drones, A New Alawite Opposition, Obama in Israel

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

“Is an Alawite State in Syria’s Future?,”Cecily Hilleary interviews Joshua Landis

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

“The Original Shabiha,” by Mohammad D.

Homs: The Capital of Syrian Uprising


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

“The Alawi Dilemma – Revisited,” By Khudr

“What do Sunnis intend for Alawis following regime change?” by Khudr

Did Four Alawi Clans Dissociate themselves from the Assads, as the Opposition Claims? Not likely.

News Round Up (12 Sept. 2008)

Syrian Media – The Challenge and the Need to Act

“The Jews of Syria,” By Robert Tuttle

Saudi king prays with Rif’at al-Asad in Mecca

Latakia in 1980-81: Samuel Pickering’s Fulbright Year

“Alawi Identity in Syria,” M.A. Thesis by Torstein Worren

Syria and Iraq

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

Blanford’s Hariri Book. Syria Talks Urged by Britain

Bayanouni Improves on Alawi Question

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