Friday October 20, 2017 09:48

  • Opinion: Black Holes or a Turbulent Downfall?

    October 19, 2017

    by Bouthaina Shaaban for Al-Mayadeen (Lebanese, pro-government website)

    Washington's ignorance and failure in implementing its foreign policy are clear indicators of the impending collapse of the U.S. empire, Assad's chief propagandist writes in Al-Mayadeen
  • Opinion: American Support for ISIS — More than Just Accusations!

    October 12, 2017

    by Al-Watan (pro-government newspaper)

    As the fight against ISIS nears its end, Arabs must work toward ensuring a bright future for themselves in order to avoid falling victim to impending U.S. plots, loyalist Al-Watan writes
  • Opinion: America’s Errors and its Accidents

    October 11, 2017

    by Emad Salem for Al-Baath (pro-government newspaper)

    Washington's miscalculations have resulted in a rupture of the regional power balance in favor of Syria and Russia, Al-Baath contributor Emad Salem writes
  • Opinion: Israel’s Dream of a Regional Alliance Against Syria, Iran Has Become a Mirage

    October 9, 2017

    by Tahsin al-Halabi for Al-Watan (pro-government newspaper)

    Writing for Al-Watan, Assad loyalist and sharp Israel critic Tahsin al-Halabi describes a failed plot to unite the Middle East against the Axis of Resistance
  • Opinion: How Can Assad Be Overthrown, Then?

    October 3, 2017

    by Wael Sawah for Al-Hayat (London-based, Pan-Arab newspaper)

    With the West now reluctant to support regime change in Syria, its current priority is establishing a watertight opposition for future elections, Wael Sawah writes
  • Opinion: Is Assad's Departure Essential for Syria's Reconstruction?

    September 26, 2017

    by Walid Al-Bunni for All4Syria (opposition website)

    Western positions on president remaining during a transitional stage are not a reflection of their willingness to allow the regime to survive, Walid Al-Bunni writes
  • No, I Will Not Marry My Brother’s Wife

    September 25, 2017

    by Zeitoun (opposition website)

    A Zeitoun contributor writes that despite the wishes of his family, he will not betray his sibling's memory by marrying his widow
  • Opinion: Russia, Turkey and Iran Lead Astana Under America's Watchful Eye

    September 18, 2017

    by Walid al-Bunni for All4Syria (opposition website)

    Although the successes of Astana can not be ignored, says Walid al-Bunni, real solutions should not be expected until ISIS and Nusra are kicked from Syrian soil
  • Opinion: Then Who Was Defeated in the Syrian War?

    September 12, 2017

    by Wael Sawah for Al-Hayat (London-based, pan-Arab newspaper)

    Writing in Al-Hayat, Wael Sawah asks how we can accept a victor in Syria if so many active parties have failed to achieve their most important interests
  • Opinion: Responding to De Mistura's Questions

    September 11, 2017

    by Walid al-Bunni for All4Syria (opposition website)

    Walid al-Bunni explains that in the face of a powerful Russia, Syria will only achieve independence and stability through a realistic approach to the post-conflict stage
  • Opinion: Deir-ez-Zor… The Day After?

    September 8, 2017

    by Nathan al-Saleh for Ayn al-Madina (opposition website)

    Nathan Saleh describes three future scenarios for the eastern province's remaining opposition in light of recent developments
  • Opinion: Victory is Not an Orphan

    September 8, 2017

    by Sataa Nour El-Din for Al-Modon (Lebanese news website)

    Writing for Al-Modon, Sataa Nour El-Din asks which army will assume the narrative of victory following the defeat of ISIS
  • Opinion: The Opposition Does Not Want to Accept, or Reject, What is Important

    September 1, 2017

    by Majid Kayali for Geroun (opposition website)

    The Syrian-Palestinian political commentator says the powerlessness of the opposition stems from its failure to understand its own role, and its relationship with foreign powers and its own people
  • Opinion: 'Temporary' Solutions in Syria Could Lead to New Wars

    August 28, 2017

    by Ibrahim Hamidi for Al-Shaq al-Awsat (London-based, pan-Arab newspaper)

    Writing for the Saudi-owned outlet, Hamidi says the Russian-led cease-fire plan will fail if not followed by political efforts aimed at unity instead of division
  • Opinion: With Syrians — Not the 'Syrian People' — We Will Overcome the Regime

    August 25, 2017

    by Louay Hussein for Al-Hayat (London-based, pan-Arab newspaper)

    Writing for Saudi-owned Al-Hayat, opposition figure Louay Hussein calls for a Syrian model based on the rights of the individual and not the will of the conqueror
  • Opinion: Is the Opposition Falling Into the 'Realistic Solution' Trap?

    August 23, 2017

    by Adnan Ali for Sada al-Sham (opposition website)

    Adnan Ali outlines the recent political and military developments, asking if the opposition is succumbing to international pressure around the fate of Assad
  • Opinion: Assad In or Out? Negotiating the Transitional Phase

    August 18, 2017

    by Walid al-Bunni for All4Syria (opposition website)

    World powers may have warmed to the idea of Assad remaining, but the president will not survive long after the transitional phase, Walid al-Bunni writes
  • A Journalist's Story: Between the Bullets of HTS and Ahrar al-Sham

    August 17, 2017

    by Maryam Ahmed for Ayn al-Madina (opposition website)

    Reporter Maryam Ahmed describes the day rebel infighting arrived to her small village in Syria's north, inflicting violence and terror upon the local community
  • Opinion: Trump's Tough Questions on Afghanistan

    August 17, 2017

    by Ali al-Youssef for Al-Baath (pro-government newspaper)

    Ali al-Youssef is convinced the sounds emanating from the White House about a revised Afghan strategy will herald a new global vision for the U.S.
  • Opinion: Know Your Enemy

    August 15, 2017

    by Bouthaina Shaaban for Syrian Now (pro-government website)

    In an op-ed for the loyalist Syrian Now site, Assad's chief propagandist points the finger at Israel for planning the fragmentation of the region and the attempted downfall of Syria

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