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Syria Through an Artistic Lens

05 June 2019
The exceptional Syrian situation that has been unfolding since spring 2011 prompted Syrians artists to ask radical questions about the meaning of identity, belonging and artistic work. These questions were...
Samar Yazbek’s Syrian Voices a Contribution to History

25 December 2017
Readers begin to appreciate what, and how much, they do not know. If this is Yazbek’s work between just March and July of 2011, how many bookshelves could the Syrian...
Assad Regime Still Reliant on Fractions of the Sunni Bourgeoisie

21 December 2017
Although a new generation of Sunni businessmen emerged as others left the country in the wake of the uprising in 2011, the complex network of relations between the power elite,...
Why We Decided to Stay in Damascus

19 October 2017
For many Syrian dissidents who have left the country out of necessity or desperation, it is quite inconceivable that there remain many anti-regime activists living in Damascus. Some of them...
On the Inevitability of Militarization in the Syrian Uprising

14 November 2016
The fierce debate and the war of certainties that persisted around the uprising between the defenders of militarization on the one hand, and those weeping over peacefulness on the other,...

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