In-Depth - Opinion
‘Hostages’ of Assad under the Caesar Act

16 July 2020
After nearly 10 years of war, dilemmas over how the newest—and toughest—US sanctions impact everyday Syrians are hardly new, writes Maher Mas’ud.
Fighting Terrorism Or A Pretext For A New Occupation?

16 October 2019
Ammar Dayoub writes about Turkey’s latest incursion into the PYD-held areas in north Syria. He discusses that Turkey’s motives behind the operation are to eliminate the Kurdish control, rather than...
Raed Fares: Turning Emotional Pain into Awareness

28 November 2018
If we want to walk in Raed’s footsteps and continue what he started, we must first call a spade a spade. A revolution is a revolution, oppression is oppression, extremism...
Syrian Society is Failing Female Survivors of Torture and Detention

05 October 2018
Since the beginning of the Syrian revolution, intelligence agencies have used rape as a weapon of war to suppress and intimidate demonstrators, both males and females. The regime is well...
Racism, Sectarianism or Sexism? On Damascus and the Syrian Demographic Barcode

03 October 2018
What distinguishes lines in the barcode is not only their length, but also their width and the distance between them. For example, a middle-class rural family may be closer to...
In Germany, refugee women face obstacles but retain legal support

04 June 2018
War is not the only reason why women flee their home countries. Different forms of gender violence are also push factors. While each woman refugee has her own journey, most...
How to Remain Faithful to the Ideals of Fadwa Suleiman

29 August 2017
Syrian secularists were in effect outside of the revolution, or on its margins at best, which begs question, why have they failed to pin their position on the Syria map,...
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