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An Essay

by Salam Kawakibi. Since the onset of the “Arab Spring,” and through the development of revolutionary phases, with their violent consequences, Arab satellite TV [...]

16 September 2016

An Essay by Elie Chalala

Introduction by Elie Chalala. Recently the Lebanese branch of the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement has issued a statement asking Amin Maalouf to apologize [...]

26 June 2016

Syrian Booknotes

by Elie Chalala. Since the 2011 March uprising, scores of books have been published on Syrian politics, with most written by a new generation of scholars with no longstanding [...]

23 January 2016

Words Behind Bars

Tadmur prison in the words of Faraj Bayrakdar: “In February 1988, 16 prisoners, including myself, were moved to the Tadmur Prison, where we spent four years. Finally they [...]

26 May 2015

Syria Open Sesame?

                                        by Michael Teague. A spate of recent articles in The New York Times popularized the notion that Syria is [...]

24 April 2012

Free Sakineh

Think of others by Mahmoud Darwish As you prepare your breakfast – think of others. Don’t forget to feed the pigeons. As you conduct your wars – think of others. [...]

2 September 2010