Archive for the 'Sunnis' Category

Iran in Syria: “Cognitive Empathy” and Interests

Eastern Ghouta x 20, by Aron Lund

“When the SDF was shocked”- Azaz Opposition Activist’s Analysis of Russian-Turkish Relations, Afrin, & Why US Will Dump Kurds for Turkey

Beit Jann: Myths and Reality

Reconciliations: The Case of al-Sanamayn in North Deraa

Revenge Being Meted Out on ISIS linked Sunni Tribes of Iraq – FrontLine “Iraq Uncovered”

Why the U.S. Should Team Up with the Kurds & Not Turkey to Take Raqqa and Destroy the Islamic State

Liwa al-Mukhtar al-Thiqfi: Syrian IRGC Militia

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

A Response to Roy Gutman’s “Have the Syrian Kurds Committed War Crimes?”

Quwat Dir’ Al-Qalamoun: Shifting Militia Links

Kata’ib Humat al-Diyar: A Prominent Loyalist Militia in Suwayda’

Liwa al-Imam Zain al-Abidain: Building a ‘Resistance’ in Eastern Syria

Liwa Sayf al-Haq Assad Allah al-Ghalib: A Republican Guard Militia in Sayyida Zainab

The Virtues of Sham: The Place of Syria in the Muslim Sacral Imagination

The Druze in the Syrian Conflict – By Talal El Atrache

The Local Defence Forces: Regime Auxiliary Forces in Aleppo

The Factions of North Latakia

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

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

The Administration of the Local Council in Azaz

Book Review: ISIS: Inside the Army of Terror

Jabhat al-Nusra and the Druze of Idlib Province

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

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

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

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

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

“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

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

Round Up: Lethal Aid, Human Interest Stories, Lebanon

Sheikh Muhammad al-Yaqoubi Interviewed by Syria Comment

Is Jabhat al-Nosra breaking apart?

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

“Syrian Regime Loses Last Credible Ally among the Sunni Ulama,” by Thomas Pierret

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

Assad Responds to Clerics’ Demands

The Niqab and Syria’s Private Girls Schools

Muhammad Atta in Aleppo; Muslim Brothers; Oil

Car Bomb in Damascus and Rise of Salafi Groups in Region

News Round Up (28 June 2008)

Syrian Media – The Challenge and the Need to Act

March Toward Disaster

“Al-Qaeda in Lebanon,” by Nir Rosen

“U.S. Wary of Warming Syrian-Turkish Ties,” by Deborah Amos on NPR

Qaqaa Killed

Syria is Not Against the UN

“UNIFIL and Eido Car Bombs the Same: Murr Blames al-Qaida” by T_desco

Al-Qaida Arrests in Lebanon

Palestine and Lebanon: The US in Quicksand

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

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

“The Middle East is abuzz with talk of ‘Shiitization,'” by Andrew Tabler

Readers Responses to my Last Post

Counting Lebanon’s Shiites as Slaves: Why the Lebanon Deal is Obstructed

News Round Up (27 February 2007)

“Lebanese Sunnis Deeply Divided over Relations with Hizbullah” by Anonymous

Syria, Iran and Saudi Arabia: Three’s a Crowd

“Six Brutal Truths about Iraq,” By Gen. Odom

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