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What is next for Syria?

Syrian playwright Mohammad Al Attar moderates a panel on seven years of the Syrian revolution featuring the great Yassin al-Haj Saleh, Thomas Pierret and Kristi...   [ continue reading...]

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In Harasta, force overpowers freedom—for now

by Fadi Dayoub Today we are at the end of a story that is more than five-year-old. A bittersweet story for sure, but one that saw people reach and touch th...   [ continue reading...]

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A Disquieting Suggestion

Precedents of cruelty can rarely, if ever, be left in the past. This psychodynamic is a rule in any relationship that’s presumably based on mutual trust....   [ continue reading...]

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Statement by the civilian block in eastern Ghouta

In response to the fierce campaign launched on eastern Ghouta by the forces of the Assad regime and its allies, Russia and Iran and the sectarian militias which...   [ continue reading...]

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The Ghouta Slaughter and Arab Responsibility

This article was first published at the New Arab. In 2011, people in the eastern Ghouta (and throughout Syria) protested for freedom, dignity and social justice...   [ continue reading...]

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The Permutations of Assadism

Originally posted on Splintered Eye: The history of the past century is littered with episodes of anthropogenic evil: Armenia, the Holocaust, Bosnia, Rwanda, Da...   [ continue reading...]

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Burning Country New Edition

A new edition of our book Burning Country: Syrians in Revolution and War has now been released. That’s it in the picture bearing a Folio Prize Shortlist r...   [ continue reading...]

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Stop pretending that you can’t do anything to save Syrians

This open letter was first published at the New York Review of Books. The UN says it has run out of words on Syria, but we, the undersigned, still have some for...   [ continue reading...]

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Syria’s Opposition Should Support Kurdish Autonomy

This was published first at The New Arab. The Kurdistan Workers’ Party, or PKK, is a Marxist-Leninist turned authoritarian-anarchist (yes, that is an oxym...   [ continue reading...]

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Militant Buddhist-Nationalism and the Rohingya Tragedy

This was first published at the National. The Rohingya Muslims are currently the world’s most persecuted minority. Since last year at least 625,000, over...   [ continue reading...]

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Frankenstein in Baghdad

This review was first published at the New Statesman. Baghdad, 2005. Occupied Iraq is hurtling into civil war. Gunmen clutch rifles “like farmers with spa...   [ continue reading...]

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Hope: two new books

It just so happens that two friends of mine have new books out on hope — one fiction, one nonfiction. And both are doing readings in Chicago this mon...   [ continue reading...]

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Essential reading on the protests in Iran

Toxic effusions and formulaic pronouncements abound in response to the protests in Iran, from the neocons to Robert Fisk  (a consistent source of ideo...   [ continue reading...]

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On The Astonishment That Nazis Can “Still” Have Taste

Evelyn Waugh, on a visit to Germany in 1933 shortly after the boycott of Jewish businesses, wrote: “I had come across antisemitism in Eastern Europe befor...   [ continue reading...]

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‘We Crossed a Bridge and it Trembled’ — a reading

Our friend Stanley Heller has recorded this excellent reading by Wendy Pearlman of her classic-in-the-making book We Crossed a Bridge and it Trembled. The event...   [ continue reading...]

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Two Upcoming Screenings of SYRIA’S DISAPPEARED in Chicago

The film Syria’s Disappeared has been called “brilliant and sickening” and a “must-view can’t-look documentary…about the 20...   [ continue reading...]

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Interview: sectarianization as a process

Nader Hashemi and I recently gave the following interview to Jadaliyya about our new co-edited book Sectarianization: Mapping the New Politics of the...   [ continue reading...]

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Did a Kremlin Pilgrimage cause Alternet blogger’s Damascene conversion?

A blogger who once supported the Syrian revolution has reinvented himself as an unashamed advocate for Bashar al Assad. Did his pilgrimage to Moscow occasion th...   [ continue reading...]

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Small wonder: The global fascist love affair with the Assad regime

by Alex Rowell When the neo-Nazi who smashed his Dodge Charger into a crowd of anti-Nazi demonstrators in Charlottesville, Virginia – killing a woman...   [ continue reading...]

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Of Monster and Men

This is my review of Yassin al Haj Saleh’s book The Impossible Revolution: Making Sense of the Syrian Tragedy. It first appeared in The New Arab.&nbs...   [ continue reading...]

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