Thursday August 24, 2017 09:55

  • 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
  • Opinion: New U.S. Plan for Syria Gives Assad the Upper Hand

    August 14, 2017

    by Abdullah al-Ghadawi for Zaman al-Wasl (opposition website)

    Editor of Saudi-owned Okaz newspaper Abdullah al-Ghadawi claims that Washington and Moscow have come to share similar visions for the future of Syria
  • Opinion: Washington’s Destructive Regional Policy Will Backfire

    August 11, 2017

    by Mehraz al-Ali for Al-Thawra (pro-government newspaper)

    The aggressive strategies employed by the U.S.-led coalition in Syria and Iraq are only working to turn locals against against it, Mehraz al-Ali writes
  • The Strange Meeting With the Tunisian Labor Union in Assad’s Palace

    August 8, 2017

    by Hazem al-Amin for Al-Hayat (London-based, pan-Arab newspaper)

    Hazem al-Amin explains the controversy around a meeting between the regime and a delegation from Tunisia's Nobel Peace Prize-wining union
  • Opinion: Its End Has Come, But Where Will ISIS Go?

    August 4, 2017

    by Salama Kila for Al-Araby al-Jadid (London-based, pan-Arab newspaper)

    Al-Araby's political analyst Salama Kila paints ISIS as an imperialist tool used as by the powerful as a pretext for invasion and conquest
  • Opinion: Will Idleb be Syria's 'Tora Bora'?

    August 3, 2017

    by Adnan Abdel Razzaq for Al-Araby Al-Jadeed (London-based, pan-Arab newspaper)

    Writing for Qatari-owned Al-Araby Al-Jadeed, Adnan Abdel Razzaq draws a comparison between the displacement of rebels to Idleb and the US testing of the MOAB bomb in Afghanistan
  • Opinion: Regarding the First Elections in Saqba

    July 31, 2017

    by Awas al-Mubarak for Al-Jumhurriyah (opposition website)

    Awas al-Mubarak reflects on the first independent council elections held in the liberated Eastern Ghouta city
  • Opinion: Foreign Projects in Syria — Each Country With Its Own Interests

    July 25, 2017

    by Mohamed Abou al-Khair al-Attar for Sada al-Sham (opposition website)

    Writing for the Turkey-based outlet, Abou al-Khair al-Attar claims Israel benefits from prolonging the crisis in Syria largely at the expense of Ankara
  • Opinion: The Fate of Syria at a Crossroad

    July 24, 2017

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

    With news of an agreement between big powers for a a safe zone in the south, the opposition is becoming aware that decisions on Syria's future are increasingly out of their control, Ali Ayed writes
  • Opinion: Why Are Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham and Ahrar al-Sham Feuding in Idleb?

    July 24, 2017

    by Walid al-Bunni for All4Syria (opposition website)

    Assad's displacement of opposition fighters to Idleb has resulted in a violent contest between the two key factions over which of the groups newly arrived fighters will join, Walid al-Bunni writes
  • Opinion: Syria — Is It Over?

    July 18, 2017

    by Abdulrahman al-Rashed for Asharq al-Awsat (London-based, pan-Arab newspaper)

    Assad's failure to secure the areas he retakes will be the opposition's last hope in gaining public support, a former media executive writes for Saudi-owned newspaper
  • Opinion: Syria's Critical Moment

    July 17, 2017

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

    Veteran opposition figure Michel Kilo asks if the cooperation between the U.S. and Russia on the de-escalation zones proposal is a step forward, or just hot air
  • Opinion: The Geneva Negotiations — a Mistake That Must be Stopped

    July 17, 2017

    by Walid Al-Bunni for All4Syria (opposition website)

    The United Nations must abandon the fruitless negotiations between the Syrian government and opposition, which have now dragged on for half a decade, Walid Al-Bunni writes
  • Kennedy Paid With His Life. Will Trump Succeed?

    July 14, 2017

    by Bassam Abu Abdullah in Al-Watan (Pro-government newspaper)

    A pro-regime columnist says that Syria will be a test to know if Trump can face the American deep state and succeed in normalizing relations with Russia
  • Opinion: Does the Minority Barrier Break Only From One Direction?

    July 4, 2017

    by Samira Moubayed for Jiroun (opposition news agency)

    The tradition of using minorities as a tool to divide Syrian society, elevating one class over others, has been established within Assad’s diseases, which Syrians recycle out of ignorance or intentionally, writes Samira Moubayed
  • Opinion: American Chemical Hypocrisy Will Not Succeed

    July 4, 2017

    by Maysoun Youssef for Al-Watan (pro-government newspaper)

    Writing for regime mouthpiece Al-Watan, Maysoun Youssef claims that U.S.-backed groups attempted to blame the Syrian government for its own use of chlorine gas in Ain Termeh

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