Friday April 20, 2018 08:04

  • Opinion: Airstrikes to Curb Russia

    April 16, 2018

    by Ammar Dioub in Al-Araby al-Jadeed (London-based, pan-Arab newspaper)

    The Western strikes on Syria have shown Russia, Iran and the regime there is no true victory ahead of them, Ammar Dioub writes
  • Appeal: Where are Samira, Razan, Wael and Nazim?

    April 12, 2018

    by The Syrian Observer

    The families and friends of four kidnapped by Jaish al-Islam make a fresh call for help as the group exits Douma
  • Opinion: Turkey’s Options After Afrin

    March 15, 2018

    by Anas Wahib al-Kurdi in Al-Watan (pro-government newspaper)

    Writing in Al-Watan, Anas Wahib al-Kurdi details the options Turkey now faces to realize its vision in northern Syria
  • Opinion: He Who Knocks on the Door Hears the Answer

    March 6, 2018

    by Bouthaina Shaaban in Al-Watan (pro-government newspaper)

    Writing in Al-Watan, one of Assad's top aides dissects the escalating rhetoric over nuclear weapons seen in the Western media
  • Opinion: Can We Compare the Rebel Shelling to Assad's Bombardment?

    February 23, 2018

    by Wael Sawah for The Syrian Observer

    The shelling of Damascus by opposition militants should not be seen as a justification for Assad's leveling of Eastern Ghouta, Wael Sawah writes
  • Opinion: Wooden Coffins in Waiting!

    February 19, 2018

    by Mohamad Abdo al-Ibrahim for The Syria Times (pro-government website)

    Loyalist website calls for the blood of American forces after Rex Tillerson's comments to the anti-ISIS coalition in Kuwait city
  • Opinion: The Age of Revelry is Over

    February 13, 2018

    by Turki Saqr for Al-Bilad Press (pro-government website)

    Turki Saqr writes that Syria's recent downing of a jet heralds a new phase in resisting Israeli aggression
  • Opinion: Trump Neglects Syria in State of the Union Address

    February 5, 2018

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

    Instead of using the opportunity to address U.S. goals for peace, Trump's speech was used to threaten and frighten those who are most vulnerable, Wael Sawah writes
  • Anger in Damascus Over Sochi's Closing Statement

    February 2, 2018

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

    The official Syrian media's distortion of the conference's closing statement is evidence of its discontent, Ibrahim Hamidi writes
  • Opinion: Beyond Imperialism!

    January 23, 2018

    by Bouthaina Shaaban for Al-Watan (pro-government newspaper)

    Political advisor to the Syrian president writes that U.S. economic strength is based primarily on the creation of perpetual war
  • Opinion: The More Concessions Assad is Offered the Stiffer He Will Become

    December 18, 2017

    by Wael Sawah for The Syrian Observer

    Expecting the Assad regime to reciprocate the opposition's compromises will not improve Syria's chances at a peaceful and dignified future
  • When ISIS Militants Shave Their Beards: The Pentagon and the Lie of the 'New Syrian Army'

    December 18, 2017

    by Firas Deeb for Al-Watan (pro-government newspaper)

    The U.S. is 're-educating' radical Islamist fighters to serve in its campaign against the Syrian army, Firas Deeb writes
  • Opinion: Germans and Syrians Between Two Trains

    December 12, 2017

    by Muhammad Amir Nasher An-Naam for Al-Hayat (London-based, pan-Arab newspaper)

    Writing for Saudi-owned Al-Hayat, Europe-based scholar Muhammad An-Naam contrasts the plights of two fleeing peoples — 80 years apart — at the hands of their own governments
  • Opinion: After ISIS … Warnings of a Fifth Regional War

    December 6, 2017

    by Suheil Nizamuddin for Ain al-Madina (opposition website)

    Suheil Nizamuddin asks if the conditions which paved the way for the appearance of ISIS will be different from those after its collapse
  • Opinion: Why Would Assad Concede?

    December 4, 2017

    by Michel Kilo for Al-Araby al-Jadeed (London-based, pan-Arab newspaper)

    Veteran opposition figure Michel Kilo says the Assad regime is trying to derail Geneva by continuing to lay waste to opposition areas
  • Opinion: No Reconstruction for Syria

    November 29, 2017

    by Jihad Yazigi for Al-Hayat (London-based, pan-Arab newspaper)

    Assad's allies Russia and Iran will not foot the money needed to bankroll the upcoming rebuilding phase, Jihad Yazigi writes
  • What Are the Differences Between the Riyadh I and Riyadh II Statements?

    November 29, 2017

    by Sadeq Abdelrahman for Jumhuriya website (opposition)

    Despite the similarities at first glance, the terms of the new statement could tangle the opposition in internal quarreling, Abdelrahman explains
  • The Syrian People Still Demand: 'We Want To Overthrow Assad'

    November 24, 2017

    by Zaman al-Wasl (opposition website)

    Outlet publishes op-ed denouncing Russian efforts to enable the continuation of the Assad regime amid international acquiescence
  • Opinion: The Summit in Sochi... After ISIS, Before Geneva

    November 23, 2017

    by Wadah Abdel Ribba for Al-Watan (pro-government newspaper)

    Loyalist mouthpiece Al-Watan paints the Syrian-Russian relationship as force for 'righteousness' and stability in the region
  • Opinion: Syria's Revolution — Between Negotiating and Being Used as a Bargaining Chip

    November 20, 2017

    by Khaled Khoja for Al-Araby al-Jadeed (London-based, pan-Arab newspaper)

    Former Coalition president says a Russian-U.S. consensus on letting Assad remain ignores the roots of the catastrophe, and may accelerate the collapse of the region

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