• On Syria, Biden and Trump are Not Very Different

    Thursday October 29th, 2020

    by Robert Ford - ASHARQ AL-AWSAT (London-based, pan-Arab daily)

    The former US Ambassador to Syria has said that if Joe Biden wins the election on November 3rd, then US policy in Syria is unlikely to change much writes Asharq Al-Awsat.

  • What Can Trump Offer Assad?

    Monday October 26th, 2020

    by Wael Sawah - AL-ARABY AL-JADEED (London-based pan-Arab newspaper)

    US officials visited Damascus to discuss the release of hostages, but it is not clear whether there is genuine desire, or if it’s simply an attempt to boost Donald Trump’s election bid writes Al- Araby Al-Jadeed.

  • Firas Tlass to Establish New Political Party

    Thursday October 15th, 2020

    by Ali al-Abdullah - AL-ARABY AL-JADEED (London-based pan-Arab newspaper) 

    Syrian businessman has Firas Tlass has announced the formation of a new political party, which has been approved of by some elements of the opposition, but some have questioned his past actions and behaviour reports Al-Araby Al-Jadeed.

  • Will the UAE Interfere in the Syria-Israel Case?

    Monday October 12th, 2020

    by Bassam Barabandi - ANNAHAR (Lebanese Media Outlet)

    The recent peace agreement between the UAE and Israel was barely acknowledged by Syria, but not for lack of interest, but rather due to the complicated relationship between the two countries writes Annahar.

  • Why Riad Hijab?

    Tuesday September 29th, 2020

    by Maher Sharafeddine - ZAMAN AL-WASL (Opposition website)

    Riad Hijab is a prominent figure in the opposition movement and is a potential leader of political settlement that could end the fighting in Syria writes Zaman Al-Wasl.

  • Lavrov’s Unspoken Words

    Thursday September 10th, 2020

    by Akil Hussein - AL-MODON (Lebanese news website)

    While many expected the Russians to put more pressure on the regime, they appear to largely support the latter’s political choices, political commentator Akil Hussein says

  • Constitutional Committee Co-President Hadi al-Bahra Issues Statement

    Wednesday August 26th, 2020

    by HADI AL-BAHRA - Co-President of the Constitutional Committee

    Hadi al-Bahra has highlighted the importance of the Constitutional Committee and insisted that the work will continue, despite the recent positive coronavirus test results.

  • Islamic State Resurfaces in Syria

    Wednesday August 12th, 2020

    by Radwan Ziadeh - SYRIA TV (opposition)

    The Islamic State is continuing to conduct operations in Syria and without a workable plan, their effect will continue to be felt for a long time to come writes Syria TV.

  • Syria’s Electoral System Holds Lessons for South Africa

    Thursday July 30th, 2020

    by THE SYRIA TIMES (Pro-government newspaper)

    Syria’s recent elections for the People’s Assembly and structure of government could provide a model for South African politics writes Reneva Fourie for The Syria Times.

  • Assad’s Atrocities, Not Sanctions, Have Destroyed Syria

    Thursday June 18th, 2020

    by James F. Jeffrey – ASHARQ AL-AWSAT (London-based, pan-Arab daily)

    The Caesar Syria Civilian Protection Act will sanction a wide range of Syrian industries and those who provide services to Syria writes Asharq al-Awsat.

  • America: A History of Racism and Humanitarian Tragedies

    Tuesday June 16th, 2020

    by Ibrahim Ahmad — AL-BAATH (pro-government newspaper)

    The murder of George Floyd has highlight, yet again, the racial injustices that take place in the United States and the hypocrisy they preach to other nations writes Al-Baath.

  • Between Shapour Bakhtiar and Hussein Arnous

    Monday June 15th, 2020

    by Wael Sawah - AL-ARABY AL-JADEED (London-based pan-Arab newspaper)

    The appointment of Hussein Arnous, as Prime Minister of Syria, brings to mind the appointment of Shapour Bakhtiar as Prime Minister of Iran, which failed to save the Shah of Iran writes The New Arab.

  • Russia’s Biggest Challenge in Syria

    Wednesday May 27th, 2020

    by Ramzy Ezzeldin Ramzy - ASHARQ AL-AWSAT (London-based, pan-Arab daily)

    Russia has helped Assad secure a victory in Syria and now seeks to bring the fighting to an end and capitalise on that victory writes Asharq Al-Awsat.

  • It’s Me or the Flood: Assad and Makhlouf

    Wednesday May 20th, 2020

    by Anas Azrak - AL-ARABY AL-JADEED (London-based pan-Arab newspaper)

    Rami Makhlouf has threatened economic collapse of the country if his survival is not ensured writes Al-Araby Al-Jadeed.

  • Dinner at the Makhloufs

    Wednesday May 6th, 2020

    by Robert Ford- ASHARQ AL-AWSAT (London-based, pan-Arab daily)

    The former United States Ambassador to Syria, Robert Ford, recalls a time he visited the house of Rami Makhlouf for dinner with him and his wife.

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