Category Archives: Syria

A Desperate Flee: The Struggle of Syrian Refugees

By Ariana Siegel Syrian refugees are flooding camps on the Turkish and Lebanese borders as their government continues to meet protesters with violent repression. The Turkish Red Crescent has reported that over 11,000 Syrians currently reside in Turkish refugee camps, … Continue reading

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Arab Spring Hits Washington….

….well not exactly. The Arab Spring is a hot topic around Washington D.C., and below are summaries of recent Middle East related events that I found interesting. First, this is a video of a joint anti-Bashar and anti-Gaddafi protest outside the White … Continue reading

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Meeting of Syrian Intellectuals a Facade

by Tik Root On Monday roughly 200 dissidents and independents met in Damascus, for what is being dubbed the first public meeting of opposition figures inside Syria. The goal of the meeting was not political (technically), but rather, as Abdel … Continue reading

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Bahrain in the Arab Summer

Written by contributor from abroad (name withheld for security) Recently, Sarah Rangwala examined the complexities of the protests in Bahrain through two interviews conducted with two Bahraini citizens, human rights activist Maryman al-Khawaja and businesswoman Rasha Yousif. While these two … Continue reading

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Obama Under Pressure to Act on Syria

Over the last two weeks Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has promised reform, however, on Friday, protesters made clear that they want nothing short of Assad’s departure with demonstrations across the country drew the largest numbers yet. In parts of the … Continue reading

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Are Assad’s Reforms Legitimate?

The last five days have been full of concessions and promises from Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. The question now is whether the reforms are legitimate (vote on the side bar). Here is a look at three significant regime announcements in … Continue reading

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Weekly Roundup 6/19

Picture: King Abdullah of Jordan Jordan: – This week King Abdullah gave a speech outlining political reforms that could take place. The full text can be found online. The speech came a week before the King is set to visit … Continue reading

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