Archive for the 'Islam' Category

Liwa al-Mukhtar al-Thiqfi: Syrian IRGC Militia

Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham and Civil Society in Jabal al-Summaq

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

Dealing with Syria’s Foreign Fighters: A Liberal Conundrum

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

The Factions of North Latakia

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

Overview of some pro-Assad Militias

The Massacre of Druze Villagers in Qalb Lawza, Idlib Province

Jabhat al-Nusra and the Druze of Idlib Province

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

The Islamic State (IS) and Pledges of Allegiance: The Case of Jamaat Ansar al-Islam

Jamaat Jund al-Qawqaz: A Caucasus Emirate Group in Latakia

The Factions of Kobani (Ayn al-Arab)

The Islamic State and Jabhat al-Nusra: A Looming Grand Jihadi Alliance?

A Visit to the Tomb of Hafez al-Asad

Jabhat Ansar al-Din: Analysis and Interview

The White Shroud: A Syrian Resistance Movement to the Islamic State

Minority Dynamics in Syria

Religious Groups and Scholars of Islam in the Syrian Revolution – by Issam Eido

Sheikh Muhammad al-Yaqoubi Interviewed by Syria Comment

Major salafi faction criticizes Jabhat al-Nosra

Syria’s Islamic Front Militias and How They Think about Minorities

Landis Debates Steven Heydemann: “Syria and Islamism.” BloggingheadTV

Islam Comment – A New Forum by Alex

Bashar Will Always Have Paris: Obama has AIPAC

Why Reform is an Urgent call to Secular Arabs:

Syrian Media – The Challenge and the Need to Act

“Lebanon Unrest Puts Hariri Tribunal In Peril” by Solomon

“Ash’ari Islam Predominates in Syria,” by Anonymous

“Sufism and Salafism in Syria” by Itzchak Weismann

“The Difference Between Wahhabis and Muslim Brothers,” by David Commins

The Arab League Summit: Arabism is Back – Syria is In

Saudis and Syrians …Brothers or Rivals?

Nasrallah: “No Plan for Sunni Conversions”

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

“SYRIA: Regime interests dictate regional policies,” by Oxford Analytica

Syrian Corruption Hits Prime Time

News Roundup (Oct. 9, 2006)

Bayanouni Improves on Alawi Question

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