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Syrian Revolt

The Familiar Yet 'Forgotten' Tragedy of Hama

Maryam Saleh | Posted 04.06.2015 | World
Maryam Saleh

On February 2, 1982, Syrian troops -- acting under the orders of then-President Hafez al-Assad and led by his brother, Rifaat al-Assad -- besieged the city of Hama in an effort to quell an anti-government uprising by the Muslim Brotherhood.

A Must Read: Decade of Lost Chances

Sami Moubayed | Posted 02.19.2013 | Books
Sami Moubayed

An avalanche of Syria books are on the market, nearly all written in haste, filled with speculation and predictions of dubious value, and highly commercial in nature. A refreshing exception is Carsten Wieland's book Syria: A Decade of Lost Chances.

Brahimi Won't Risk His Reputation in Vain

Sami Moubayed | Posted 10.14.2012 | World
Sami Moubayed

Former Algerian top diplomat Lakhdar Brahimi is set to become the new UN-Arab League envoy to Syria. Let us take a look at Brahimi's pros and cons for Syria.

Breaking the Law by Reading Ghassan Tueni

Sami Moubayed | Posted 08.11.2012 | Media
Sami Moubayed

Ghassan Tueni said things that we never dared to voice in the 1990s, long before the Syrian Revolt. He died this weekend in Beirut at the age of 86, and Arab journalism will never be the same without him.

A Turning Point in Lebanon

Sami Moubayed | Posted 08.08.2012 | World
Sami Moubayed

Something remarkable is happening in Lebanon and it plays out in favour of the Lebanese, if invested in wisely.

U.S. On Syria: 'We Are Not Hopeful'

AP | MATTHEW LEE | Posted 06.09.2012 | World

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is expressing outrage that Syrian troops fired into a refugee camp in neighboring Turkey. It says the cro...