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  • The Plight of the Druze Hostages Held by ISIS & the War on the Islamic State - by Talal el-Atrache
    Friday, November 09, 2018
    • Mina (Dec 9th, 05:08): The Saudi ambassador to the US, who boasts of having bombed Syria and Yemen in "coalition missions", is now quietly back...
    • Eugene (Nov 25th, 18:58): To GHUFRAN: Isn't what you say in your 2nd paragraph what has take place since the 1st Gulf War in the 90's, At least...
    • Ghufran (Nov 25th, 15:48): Not only the rebels kill and kidnapp non believers but they also kill “believers” who dare to deviate from the group...
    • Mina (Nov 12th, 14:15): The Druze started as a Shiite sect emerging in 11th c Egypt. They later mixed with local populations in the Levant who w...
    • habib (Nov 10th, 06:24): For the people asking why the minorities kept to Assad's side; this is why. And for the people who claim they brought...

  • Saudi Arabia, Shi’ism and the Illusion of Reform - by Robert G. Rabil
    Tuesday, October 30, 2018
    • Ghufran (Nov 5th, 23:21): It goes back to the time defying principles of us foreign policy in the midd east which rotate around support for Israel...
    • Eugene (Oct 31st, 04:47): U.S.complicity, that's a good one. One ego maniac telling other ego maniacs what's better for them. Considering the cast...

  • Interview with Lebanon's Minister of Refugee Affairs, Mouin Merhebi
    Friday, October 26, 2018
    • Mina (Oct 30th, 15:37): For the record, back in 2011, 2012 etc, a very strong pro-revo poster here was often betraying his non-familiarity with ...
    • Ghufran (Oct 27th, 13:10): As early as June 2011 we specifically warned that the violence in Syria will not lead to freedom or democracy but bring ...
    • Eugene (Oct 27th, 04:53): Your last paragraph, sums it up nicely. Have to remember, the author sides with Saudi side, due to the financial ties. C...
    • Antoinetta III (Oct 27th, 01:59): It's been a long time that I have read such a pile of utter dog-crap. There is no question of having to force Syrian re...

  • Idlib: The Game Above the Game - by David W. Lesch
    Thursday, September 20, 2018
    • ALAN (Oct 20th, 16:25): Anyone who asks for the withdrawal of the military forces of the western coalition from the territory of democratic east...
    • Ghufran (Oct 18th, 23:19): Erdogan like all Muslim Brotherhood fellows will be willing to switch positions to keep a slice of the pie, he bends and...
    • habib (Oct 5th, 06:18): Podcast interview with long time Syriacomment writer Ehsani: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FFTk1AThXSQ Could deserv...
    • Chris Carson (Oct 3rd, 17:30): You have to keep in mind that Putin is playing Go. Its not very much like the chess, that others are starting to learn. ...
    • mjabali (Oct 1st, 01:32): Turkey intervened for its own sake because their economy is not good. If al-Assad and his allies would have attacked wh...

  • Loyalty over geography: Re-interpreting the notion of ‘Useful Syria’ -- By Matthias Sulz
    Thursday, September 06, 2018
    • james marshall (Oct 18th, 15:15): always read this site with interest . it gives the other side of the coin or should I say the Western coalition[Mossad/m...
    • Mina (Sep 15th, 06:05): The difference between now and 7 years ago is that the Djihadists are not even ashamed of their duplicity. Normal Syri...
    • mjabali (Sep 14th, 13:16): The writer usage of the word "conquer" is problematic to say the least. The anti Assad would say: al-Assad is trying ...
    • Eugene (Sep 7th, 05:54): A junior, at a think tank, is swayed by the older members, or else he/she doesn't get recognition. Interesting point of ...
    • Judith Bello (Sep 6th, 20:57): You have argued your first point well. Indeed, all of Syria is 'useful' to the Syrian state and the Syrian people. ...

  • 60 years after Iraq’s 1958 July 14 Revolution by Christopher Solomon
    Friday, August 24, 2018

    • Romancing Rojava: Rhetoric vs. Reality
      Tuesday, July 31, 2018
      • Pete (Aug 12th, 03:26): What a terrible article, pure propaganda. The "author" couldn't even make it past the second sentence without resort to ...
      • Ghufran (Aug 4th, 23:52): Kurds miscalculated and they are paying the price. There is no support for a Kurdish state in Syria but there is plenty ...
      • Ralfie (Aug 2nd, 12:08): This article is written from an Assyrian national perspective in which Assyrian and Syriac are different names fof the s...
      • ALAN (Aug 1st, 07:20): The person who is blocking my commةents here is a coward!
      • Simon (Aug 1st, 00:41): TLDR I spent considerable time in Syria covering 'Rojava', SDF, SUP, MFS, Sutoro, the Khabour Guards etc. as a journa...

    • Winning in Syria and the Middle East - By David W. Lesch and Kamal Alam
      Monday, July 16, 2018
      • ALAN (Aug 19th, 12:23): The talks in Geneva, the conferences in Vienna and Riyadh -- all of them have failed. The only discussion format that ha...
      • ALAN (Aug 10th, 17:37): Picking up the pieces How Syrian society has changed http://www.synaps.network/picking-up-the-pieces
      • ALAN (Aug 6th, 10:09): Russian fascism by Konstantin P. Petrov - Soviet & Russian military leader, a Russian social and political activist....
      • ALAN (Aug 6th, 10:02): The Stalin-Putin military doctrine and the doctrine of security were sown by the USSR in many countries. The harvest of ...
      • Ghufran (Aug 4th, 23:41): If you are looking for a clean politician you might as well look for a virtuous prostitute, there are no honest brokers ...

    • Helsinki Meeting Does Little to Clarify America's Syria Policy - By Joshua Landis 
      Monday, July 16, 2018
      • Willy Van Damme (Aug 3rd, 06:13): You said there is bad and good news for Assad. But then what's the bad news. You forgot to write the PYD is talking to t...
      • Joshua (Jul 21st, 08:32): Dear Rubin. What does Kristallnacht have to do with Kurdish nationalism? Didn't Jews - or at least many Jews - embrace J...
      • I I Rubin (Jul 18th, 14:57): The Kurd:Arab ratio in Syria is almost exactly the same as the Kurd:Arab ratio in Iraq, as Fabrice Balanche (or the Inst...
      • Eugene (Jul 17th, 05:21): America can't clarify it's position on Syria, just as it can't anywhere else that it has invaded and bombed. As for payi...

    • The Think-Tanks Bark and the IRGC Moves On
      Friday, July 13, 2018
      • habib (Jul 15th, 17:12): I'm not sure either the US and Israel can be called categorically "anti-Muslim". They seem to be very fond of Wahhabists...
      • Eugene (Jul 14th, 04:23): I find it increasingly absurd, that the U.S. continues its anti-Muslim attitude anywhere in the world, be it at home or ...
      • maurice brasher (Jul 14th, 04:06): This is a great account and confirms Eli Magnier 'assessment of this complex situations. Good work