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International Legacies of the Genocide in Rwanda

James Traub, journalist and author, gives a presentation addressing how the United States’ reaction to the crisis in Syria does and does not reflect lesso...   [ continue reading...]

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Syria: ‘Burning Country’ book launch at Amnesty International UK

Robin Yassin-Kassab in conversation with Kristyan Benedict (@KreaseChan) of Amnesty International UK.   [ continue reading...]

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Five Year Reflection

The Guardian asked ten Arab writers to reflect on the revolutions five years on (or in). My piece is here below. To read the others too (including Alaa Abdel Fa...   [ continue reading...]

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Talking About the Councils

If you follow this link you’ll hear me talking on BBC World Service radio (‘Newshour’) about Syria’s revolutionary councils, decentralisation, refugees,...   [ continue reading...]

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More Talking

And if you follow this link, and listen from 40 minutes till the end, you’ll hear me talking On BBC Radio 4’s ‘The World Tonight’ about Syria’s revolu...   [ continue reading...]

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Burning Country UK Events

Thanks to assistance and inspiration from Syrian activists, fighters, journalists, doctors, artists, and thinkers, our book ‘Burning Country: Syrians in Revol...   [ continue reading...]

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Break the Sieges

“We are too weak to walk or to cover the story. I was at the makeshift hospital and there were 200 who fainted today. Yesterday alone seven people were poison...   [ continue reading...]

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The Syrian Revolution and the Project of Autonomy

What follows is a series of variations on Yassin al-Haj Saleh’s observation that "Syria is a metaphor for a global crisis of representation." It describes asp...   [ continue reading...]

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Fighting Daesh at the Frontline Club

Alongside BBC correspondent David Lloyn; Richard Spencer, Middle East editor of the Daily and Sunday Telegraph; Shiraz Maher, author of Salafi-Jihadism:The Hist...   [ continue reading...]

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Mind-forged Manacles

A shorter version of this ran in The Nation earlier. Over a decade back, while working for an ad agency in Islamabad, I met a recently divorced young woman. The...   [ continue reading...]

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No need for conspiracy: US seeks ‘regime preservation’ in Syria

by Charles Davis The problem I have with Seymour Hersh’s latest thinly and anonymously sourced conspiracy theory about Syria is not that I find it implausible...   [ continue reading...]

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From Deep State to Islamic State

This piece was published at Newsweek Middle East edition. In 2011, according to the ASDA’A Burson-Marsteller Arab Youth Survey, “living in a democracy” wa...   [ continue reading...]

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The Syrian Jihad

This was published at the National. Security discourse dominates the international chatter on Syria. Most Syrians see Assad as their chief enemy – he is after...   [ continue reading...]

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Debating Syria’s Future: Landis, Ghadbian, Whitson, Gelvin

This panel discussion on Syria’s future was held on 23 November in Denver at the 2015 Annual Meeting of the Middle East Studies Association (MESA). I...   [ continue reading...]

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The Sound and the Fury

This was first published (with some great links) at the Guardian. Picture is Abu Hajar. More stories about him and many others in our forthcoming book ‘Burnin...   [ continue reading...]

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Gilbert Achcar schools RT on Syria

This is what happens when RT makes the mistake of inviting an actual Middle East expert. Gilbert Achcar of SOAS breaks the channel’s truth embargo and exp...   [ continue reading...]

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International Human Rights Day Marked by Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons (APDP) in Indian Occupied Kashmir

PRESS RELEASE from Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons (APDP) in Indian Occupied Kashmir Dated: 10th Dec, 2015 International Human Rights Day is obser...   [ continue reading...]

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Leila al-Shami on Stop the War

by Leila al-Shami (From Leila al-Shami’s blog.) Today, the British parliament will be voting on whether or not to join the US coalition in bombing Daesh (...   [ continue reading...]

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The Legacy of Eqbal Ahmad

Sadly, Eqbal Ahmad is not as well remembered as he should be. Stuart Schaar’s marvelous new biography, Eqbal Ahmad: Critical Outsider in a Turbulent Age,Â...   [ continue reading...]

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Anti-Imperialism for Dummies: Ignoring Syrians and Their Own Contradictions

By Charles Davis One of the iron laws of the know-nothing “anti-imperialists” is that if a group is supported by the United States, however minimally, or ev...   [ continue reading...]

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