Free Syrian Army

Hamid Dabashi on the Middle East

February 14, 2014
Hamid Dabashi: All foreign nations involved in Syria are attempting to quell the revolutionary uprisings for economic and strategic interests, but the Syrian people will ultimately decide their own future

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

Al Qaeda, Saudi Arabia and the Collapsing Free Syrian Army

December 13, 2013

Omar Dahi tells Paul Jay that there is widespread belief among many Syrians that Geneva II is going to be a way to preserve the Syrian state and create a front for fighting al-Qaeda

Reality Asserts Itself - Phyllis Bennis

December 10, 2013
On RAI with Paul Jay, Phyllis Bennis examines the coming Geneva conference on Syria and the unwillingness of the West to deal with the humanitarian crisis

Military Victory in Syria Looks “Impossible”

November 18, 2013

Syrian President Assad makes gains in Southern Syria, but radical Islamists and Kurds hold on to North as humanitarian crisis continues.

UN Syria Report Confirms Chemical Weapons Used, Culprit Still Not Known

September 17, 2013

Rania Masri: Both sides of the conflict are capable of such a war crime, but UN report does not settle who is responsible; bigger question is whether UN can achieve a ceasefire and a negotiated end to war

US Attack On Syria Violates International Law

September 5, 2013

Michael Ratner: Without UN approval US attack on Syria violates international law

Bennis: There is No Military Solution to Syria

August 27, 2013

Phyllis Bennis: US policy should emphasize direct diplomacy to negotiate a ceasefire with all sides including Syrian President Bashar Assad, but direct military intervention will lead to more bloodshed and Obama fighting on the side of an Al-Qaeda affiliated organization