To have a better understanding of the current events, you need to know how it all started. Read our detailed account of the early months of the Syria crisis in this article.
What role did social media play in the Arab Spring? Was Facebook faithful to its terms and conditions in handling pages? Or was it selective? Read the article here.
The suicide explosion that took the life of Sheikh Mohamad Ramadan Al Bouti among 42 others in Damascus yesterday commemorates a struggle that has been going for the past 35 years between moderate Islam and Wahhabism. Read more...
The suicide explosion that took the life of Sheikh Mohamad Saeed Ramadan Al Bouti among 42 others in Damascus yesterday is not a Syrian crisis incident. This event commemorates a struggle that has been going for the past 35 years for Al Bouti in person and the past one and a half millennia for Islam itself.
The Syrian Dialogue project is an initiative by a group of Syrians from inside and outside Syria that aims to provide a platform for sharing and debating the views of “the silent majority” in Syria
Most of the politically active Syrians speak or act on behalf of two extreme sides of the Syrian crisis, driven by their emotional systems where fear, ambitions or anger determine personal or collective group choices and actions. The center, on the other hand, is generally more flexible, prudent, realistic and pragmatic. It is also, we believe, probably the largest segment of the Syrian people. Therefore it is crucial that this group of Syrians is empowered with a platform to help it participate in the shaping of the narrative of the crisis and in helping present moderate proposals for ending the complex crisis.
In our article about rebranding the Syrian opposition, we discussed forming a new coalition for the Syrian opposition, and we were convinced that this new body is nothing but a new façade for the same old Syrian National Council.
Weeks after the establishment of this new coalition, we are convinced even more that this is the case.
It is very hard to look at Washington’s step in revoking its recognition of the Syrian National Council as a representative of the opposition as anything but a sign of a new stage in the struggle in Syria.
Today marks the end of the 17th months after the start of the events in Syria, or what is now largely called “The Syrian Crisis”, as opposed to the original romantic name, “The Syrian Revolution”.
Last week also marked one year after the US president Obama called upon Assad to step down (on Aug 18, 2011). These two occasions call for a quick review of the current situation of this crisis or revolution.