In-Depth - Files
On Recognizing our Ethno-Religious Prejudices: A Preliminary Conceptual Analysis

02 December 2018
The testimonies published in this file have shown a strong link between both religious/sectarian taboos and sexual taboos. After many years of suppression, Syrians were able to bring these issues...
Russian Soldiers in Damascus: Politics Is Not Everything

30 November 2017
Their presence is renowned but rarely witnessed. You hear a lot about their role in the news and from friends who witnessed the tragedies they have caused in the country....
Can Russian Presence Be Least of Evils in Opposition Stronghold?

25 November 2017
Perspectives on the Russian soldiers in Al-Waer neighborhood, west of Homs, vary between welcoming them on the one hand, judging by their good treatment of residents compared to the regime’s...
Syrian Refugees in Russia Have to Fight for Their Rights

14 November 2017
Syrian citizens are fleeing from their war-torn homeland, and some of them have chosen Russia as their country of asylum. But life for them here is also a struggle.
Russian Presence Not Viewed as Occupation on Syrian Coast

08 November 2017
Most Syrian residents do not use the word “occupation” to describe the Russian presence in their homeland, and some traders even benefit economically from it.
To the Victors, the Ruins: the Challenges of Russia’s Reconstruction in Syria

18 August 2017
Recently-uncovered documents have revealed that Russian firms have made major strides in securing economic boons for the immediate postwar period. Despite this, the Kremlin continues to face profound issues in...
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