Post Tagged with: "Assad"

Assad May Defeat Opposition

Assad May Defeat Opposition

By Joel Parker, Doctoral Candidate at Tel Aviv University
Location Israel Israel

The Assad regime has shown it has almost no limits to its brutality, with daily reports of civilian deaths emerging as the Syrian Civil War enters a third year. And while the regime claims to care for the benefit of its people, it has shown that its primary concern is securing the coastal region of Syria where many of the members of the Alawite minority live or have fled to. With millions living on the […]

Jihadi Tourism Against Assad

Jihadi Tourism Against Assad

By Binoy Kampmark, Lecturer at RMIT University, Melbourne
Location Australia Australia

The tourism of global conflict is a market governments would prefer did not exist. Governments that have to face the consequences of such a market are the least keen of all. The view here is that of a franchise that expands conflict and attracts customers keen to get the right ideological product. That current product, as it stands, is a promised ousting of Bashar al-Assad of Syria. During the 1980s, jihad went global, a symptom […]

April 17, 2013 · 0 comments · Economics, Syria, Syrian Civil War
Syria: From a Peaceful State to a Volcano of War

Syria: From a Peaceful State to a Volcano of War

By Farooq Yousaf, Research Analyst
Location Pakistan Pakistan

Syria’s situation has worsened over the past few months. The civilians, opposition as well as the State have incurred heavy losses. There seems to be no intent from the opposition of forfeiting their demands, with the Qatari Prime Minister warning that the country could turn into a “volcano of war and violence.” Although there have been a lot  of violations by both sides in the ongoing conflict, greater chaos in Syria would mean explosive conditions […]

Blaming the Syrian Victims

Blaming the Syrian Victims

By Leila Nachawati, Spanish-Syrian Activist
Location Spain Spain

Many people in Syria miss their old lives, when they could go out of their houses without risking being shot by a sniper, or enter their homes without fearing being bombed, or buy bread without having to queue up for hours while risking being bombed. Suffocated by the pain brought upon them by a repressive regime that would rather set its own country on fire than leave power, they long for the days when death […]

Signs of Fatigue among the Syrian Opposition

Signs of Fatigue among the Syrian Opposition

By Joel Parker, Doctoral Candidate at Tel Aviv University
Location Israel Israel

Without a major breakthrough in the coming weeks, it may be difficult for the Syrian Opposition to maintain its momentum. The Assad regime has shown it has almost no limits to its brutality, with daily reports of civilian deaths emerging as the Syrian Civil War enters a third year. And while the regime claims to care for the benefit of its people, it has shown that its primary concern is securing the coastal region of […]

January 20, 2013 · 0 comments · Politics
Despite Syria Retaliation, Turkish Intervention Unlikely

Despite Syria Retaliation, Turkish Intervention Unlikely

By Nick Ottens, Editor of Atlantic Sentinel
Location Netherlands Netherlands

As Turkey steps up its military actions against Syria in retaliation for Wednesday’s mortar attack on a Turkish border town, the geopolitics of the Syrian conflict have yet to turn in Turkey’s favor.

October 5, 2012 · 1 comment · Politics, Syria