Articles tagged with: Assad

Andrew Bowen
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on : Wednesday, 25 Sep, 2013

A Closing Window

President Obama’s negotiations with Russia over securing the disarmament of Syria’s chemical weapons have created a small window of opportunity to reset the international negotiations on ending Syria’s civil war. For the past two-and-a-half years both Washington and Moscow, for contrasting reasons, have genuinely sought an end to the civil war in Syria. However, Washington and Moscow have struggled to co-operate not only because of an absence, at times, of common ground, but also because o...

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Ahad Fadil
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on : Tuesday, 24 Sep, 2013

Syria’s Television Prism

In recent weeks, the Syrian Electronic Army has launched a number of high-profile attacks against institutions in the heart of the Western world, most notably the New York Times, Twitter and the website of the US Marine Corps. The war has also remained at the heart of Syrian media for some time, which has proven to be a most illuminating feature of the conflict. From the beginning of the crisis, the Syrian media has been fighting its own battle with the opposition. This is a war in which ...

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Stephen Starr
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on : Wednesday, 11 Sep, 2013

War of Words

A US-led military intervention in Syria would be inextricably founded in the alleged use of chemical weapons by Syrian government forces early on August 21. Both the White House an...

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Political Editor: The Majalla
on : Thursday, 1 Aug, 2013

Syria: Assad says he is confident of victory

London, Asharq Al-Awsat—Syrian president Bashar Al-Assad said on Thursday that he was confident of victory in the country’s devastating civil war. Assad was quoted by state ...

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Stephen Starr
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on : Thursday, 1 Aug, 2013

A Turkish Helping Hand

There's been much focus on religious-motivated violence by Al Qaeda-linked groups, Jabhat al-Nusra and others in Syria, and rightly so. However, other elements deserve considerat...

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Hannah Lucinda Smith
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on : Wednesday, 26 Jun, 2013

Someone Else’s War

The highways of Hatay province were eerily quiet on a scorching hot Saturday in May. Dotted along the dusty road from Antakya to Reyhanlı were a series of temporary checkpoint...

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Stephen Starr
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on : Tuesday, 25 Jun, 2013

Courting Trouble

Since the government forces were forced from much of north and eastern Syria, Islamic courts have emerged to take up the administrative baton of governing and regulating those town...

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Political Editor: The Majalla
on : Tuesday, 11 Jun, 2013

Saudi Arabia condemns Hezbollah’s actions in Syria

RIYADH, Asharq Al-Awsat—Saudi Arabia condemned Hezbollah’s “blatant interference” in the Syrian crisis on Monday. During a cabinet session chaired by Crown Prince Sa...

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Malik Al-Abdeh
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on : Tuesday, 11 Jun, 2013

Glorified Middlemen

The Syrian National Coalition (SNC) is a peculiar creature. It can be classed neither as a revolutionary organization—it is no Palestine Liberation Organization or African Nation...

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Alex Edwards
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on : Friday, 7 Jun, 2013

Three Against One

The American writer and academic Walter Russell Meade once divided American foreign policy into four overlapping schools, which he named after prominent statesmen he believed e...

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