Tag: Syria

Celebrated Syrian democracy activist executed as support program ends

     

The Syrian government executed well-known internet activist Bassel Khartabil (left) in 2015, Khartabil’s wife and Amnesty International said on Tuesday, CNN reports. His death is a reminder of the cruel… Read more »

‘Gross misconduct’ in Syrian dissident’s asylum denial

     

Forty-one-year-old Radwan Ziadeh’s résumé is enough to make a Washington overachiever blush, notes Suzanne Nossel, executive director of the Pen American Center and former deputy assistant secretary of state for… Read more »

Syrian dissident’s treatment creates disincentive to dialogue

     

A prominent Syrian dissident has been told he cannot get political asylum in the United States because he organized a conference with Syrian opposition groups — even though the American… Read more »

Will Syria strikes trigger political transition?

     

The American strike on Shayrat air base in Syria is an appropriate response to mass homicide by the regime of Bashar al-Assad, said Ambassador Frederic Hof, a Senior Fellow with… Read more »

Rebuilding Syria (and Iraq): Reconstruction and Legitimacy

     

On the sixth anniversary of the Syrian uprising, moderate rebels have never been weaker, analyst Charles Lister writes for Foreign Policy. Within two years of its resurgence, the Islamic State… Read more »

A critical moment for Syria’s Democratic Forces

     

A film about The White Helmets, Syria’s “largest civil society organization operating in areas outside of government control,” last night won an Oscar for best documentary short. The award coincides… Read more »

Governance critical to Syria’s post-conflict stabilization

     

The prospects for the removal of Syria’s Assad regime and a near-term transition to a “moderate opposition” are poorer than ever, according to a new RAND report. But there is… Read more »