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Riyadh Conference: What Makes It Different?

Hind Kabawat | Posted 12.16.2016 | Home
Hind Kabawat

Nearly two years after the Geneva II peace talks failed to produce a political solution to the Syrian conflict, the Syrian opposition convened last week to discuss the prospect of a new round of negotiations with the government in Damascus to end a civil war, now approaching its 5-year anniversary.


Mohammed Fairouz | Posted 05.07.2014 | Arts
Mohammed Fairouz

Works of art in dark times have often reminded us of our best. It is important to document and reinforce the human spirit when there seems to be so little of it in the world.

Turkey and Iran's Growing Alliance

Daniel Wagner | Posted 04.23.2014 | Politics
Daniel Wagner

Declaring a desire to stand "shoulder to shoulder" with Iran in combating terrorism, and driven by Turkey's evolving policy toward Syria, Erdoğan's trip highlighted Ankara and Tehran's tendency to pursue mutual interests when their paths cross.

The Geneva II Tragic Charade

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 04.07.2014 | Home
Alon Ben-Meir

Time is running out and every day we continue to embrace the illusion of a political solution. Without first changing the balance of forces on the ground, scores of Syrian men, women and children will die and millions of Syrian refugees will have no home to return to.

Syria -- Descent Into Hell

Magnus Norell | Posted 03.30.2014 | Politics
Magnus Norell

In order to get anything positive out of the Geneva-II conference, it is necessary to realize that the humanitarian and diplomatic initiatives pondered will have to be backed up with a tangible military component.

Syria Says Will Leave Talks If No 'Serious Sessions' Before Saturday

Reuters | Posted 03.26.2014 | Home

BEIRUT, Jan 24 (Reuters) - Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moualem was quoted by state television on Friday as telling international mediator Lakhd...

The Source of Assad's Staying Power

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 11.06.2013 | Home
Alon Ben-Meir

The tragedy that has befallen the Syrian people demonstrates the horror that the lack of American leadership could precipitate. The Obama administration failed to understand the nature of the Assad regime and its predictable conduct.

Joshua Hersh

Syrian Opposition Leader Rejects Geneva Talks, As Peace Plan Falters | Joshua Hersh | Posted 11.04.2013 | Home

BEIRUT -- A proposed round of Syrian peace talks slated for later this month appears to be on the verge of collapse after both major parties have said...