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The Struggle for Syria


Vijay Prashad: The Battle for Aleppo is Over
Several U.S. administrations have pursued a strategy of arming rebels to fight in proxy wars, and it has created a catastrophe in the Middle East, says Vijay Prashad

  December 8, 2016

Rojava: An Experiment in Radical Direct Democracy Within a War-Torn Country
Janet Biehl discusses the significance and the achievements of the political project in Northern Syria that's led by the Kurds

  December 5, 2016

Pro-Regime Forces in Syria Respond to Trump's Election by Escalating Military Offensive
The only way to stop counterrevolutionary forces like the Islamic State is to end imperialist support for authoritarian regimes and foreign intervention in the region, says Joseph Daher

  December 2, 2016

Is Assad Poised to Reclaim East Aleppo?
Some 20,000 Syrians have fled rebel-held areas in the past two days, according to the International Committee of the Red Cross

  November 29, 2016

Is the US Headed Towards War in Syria?
Col. Lawrence Wilkerson is concerned about Clinton's foreign policy record and the fact that many of her advisors resemble those who served in the first George W. Bush administration

  October 26, 2016

Obama Holding Further Military Involvement in Syria, But Will the Next President?
The Russian government sees the next few months as a window of opportunity to secure their interests in Syria before the next administration takes office, says former CIA analyst Ray McGovern

  October 24, 2016

'Neutral' First Aid Responders in Syria Promoting Regime Change
Journalist Max Blumenthal shares his latest investigation into the public relations firm Syria Campaign and the USAID-backed White Helmets, both of which are calling for a no-fly zone in Syria

  October 5, 2016

US and EU Sanctions Are Devastating Syrian Civilians
They have resulted in a worsened humanitarian crisis and the empowerment of Assad, yet show no signs of being lifted soon, says journalist Rania Khalek

  September 29, 2016

U.S. Policy in Syria: Regime Change or Regime 'Facelift'?
Ashley Smith says Assad and the international players in Syria share a common goal: undermine popular revolt

  September 23, 2016

Can a Lebanon-Style Solution End the Syrian War?
The conflict will not come to an end until the US and Russia make their respective clients agree to an imposed settlement or else face an immediate arms embargo, says journalist Charles Glass

  September 20, 2016

The Israel Factor in the Syrian Ceasefire
Col. Lawrence Wilkerson says there is a temporary convergence of various powers to have a ceasefire, but the Israeli leadership thinks that an endless war serves its interests

  September 12, 2016

US and Russia Agree to Cessation of Hostilities in Syria
As Syrian opposition groups retreat from the demand that President Assad step down, a ceasefire agreement becomes more feasible, says Vijay Prashad

  September 10, 2016

Turkey Seeks to Crush Kurdish Aspirations for Statehood
Vijay Prashad, author of 'The Death of the Nation and the Future of the Arab Revolution,' says cracks are forming in the alliance between the US, Turkey, and Gulf monarchies

  September 4, 2016

Architects and Organizers of BDS Reflect on Global Success, Fate Within Canada
Participants at the World Social Forum earlier this month in Montreal, Canada took up the questions of tactics, organizing, and the role of political parties in the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement against Israel

  August 26, 2016

With Aleppo Under Siege, Al-Nusra Front Rises in Strength
Journalist Patrick Cockburn says the rebel group is ideologically identical to the Islamic State, and its recent break with Al-Qaeda is likely a PR move that will allow countries like Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and Turkey to support them without being accused of being allied with Al-Qaeda

  August 10, 2016

Syria's Complex Chessboard and its Continuing Tragedy
Vijay Prashad discusses how the various warring forces in Syria are locked together in a complicated way. Meanwhile, Syria continues to bleed, with no immediate end in sight - Newsclick and TRNN Joint Production

  July 10, 2016

To End War in Syria, Adopt "First, Do No Harm" Diplomacy
Institute for Policy Studies fellow Phyllis Bennis tells Paul Jay that the 51 State Department officials' call for airstrikes against Syrian President Assad gets it wrong, and what we really need is a full withdrawal of US troops and an international arms embargo

  June 24, 2016

Inadequate UN Refugee Convention Putting Thousands in Danger
Vijay Prashad says limitations in the UN Refugee Convention give latitude to Western countries to reject non-Syrian refugees

  June 5, 2016

Air Strikes on Aleppo Hospital Indiscriminate or Targeted?
Patrick Cockburn and Joseph Daher discuss the escalation of bombing in Syria that has killed 200 people in six days and undermined the peace talks in Geneva

  April 29, 2016

Could a Federalist Democracy Stabilize Syria?
Syrian Kurds' new proposal could be the political solution refugees have been waiting for, says Trinity College's Vijay Prashad

  March 28, 2016

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