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Expelling ISIS from Raqqa Does Not End ISIS–or Syrian War

October 19, 2017

The U.S.-backed SDF has declared victory in Raqqa after a long battle that left the city in ruins. But the loss of Raqqa does not mean the end of ISIS, says Charles Glass

The Struggle for Syria

June 28, 2017
Award-winning author and journalist Max Blumenthal says that with its recent military escalation in Syria and its backing of Saudi Arabia, the Trump administration might be de-prioritizing the fight against ISIS in order to confront Iran

Preferred Jihadists and the Crisis in Syria

March 22, 2016

Glen Ford, executive editor and founder of Black Agenda Report, was back to discuss suppressed aspects of the crisis in Syria, particularly, the fight among elite ruling circles and the continued use of preferred jihadists as “foot-soldiers” for Western empire.

Geneva 2 May Lead to Federalism in Syria

February 3, 2014

Omar Dahi: Despite John Kerry’s public statements, the U.S. is succeeding in its objectives in Syria, with the weakening of the Assad regime

Further Militarization of the Syrian Conflict Will Worsen the Refugee Crisis

February 3, 2014

Omar Dahi: Syria’s refugee crisis can only be solved through a political solution that allows international relief to cross its borders

In Syria Both Sides Fear Annihilation If They Lay Down Arms

January 24, 2014

Omar Dahi: While a recent Qatari report counts 11,000 tortured and executed by the Syrian government, causalities of pro-regime fighters also number in the tens of thousands

Will Geneva II Talks Keep Assad in Power in Order to Fight Al-Qaeda?

January 23, 2014

Dahi: Although John Kerry says Bashar al-Assad must step down, most Syrians think Geneva II will be about creating a front to fight Al-Qaeda, extremist groups, and that the U.S.-Russian agreement had basically accepted that the regime would stay.

Victory Out of Reach for US in Syria

September 3, 2013

Patrick Cockburn: US strike against Syria will further entangle America, as each military action will make it more difficult to retreat

Understanding the Players in Syria

September 3, 2013

After a recent visit to Syria, Patrick Cockburn describes the pluralistic, militant groups that make up the “failed opposition” in Syria and provides the brutal truth about the history of Syrian President Assad