Thursday December 14, 2017 18:48

  • Opinion: Germans and Syrians Between Two Trains

    December 12, 2017

    by Muhammad Amir Nasher An-Naam for Al-Hayat (London-based, pan-Arab newspaper)

    Writing for Saudi-owned Al-Hayat, Europe-based scholar Muhammad An-Naam contrasts the plights of two fleeing peoples — 80 years apart — at the hands of their own governments
  • Opinion: After ISIS … Warnings of a Fifth Regional War

    December 6, 2017

    by Suheil Nizamuddin for Ain al-Madina (opposition website)

    Suheil Nizamuddin asks if the conditions which paved the way for the appearance of ISIS will be different from those after its collapse
  • Opinion: Why Would Assad Concede?

    December 4, 2017

    by Michel Kilo for Al-Araby al-Jadeed (London-based, pan-Arab newspaper)

    Veteran opposition figure Michel Kilo says the Assad regime is trying to derail Geneva by continuing to lay waste to opposition areas
  • Opinion: No Reconstruction for Syria

    November 29, 2017

    by Jihad Yazigi for Al-Hayat (London-based, pan-Arab newspaper)

    Assad's allies Russia and Iran will not foot the money needed to bankroll the upcoming rebuilding phase, Jihad Yazigi writes
  • What Are the Differences Between the Riyadh I and Riyadh II Statements?

    November 29, 2017

    by Sadeq Abdelrahman for Jumhuriya website (opposition)

    Despite the similarities at first glance, the terms of the new statement could tangle the opposition in internal quarreling, Abdelrahman explains
  • The Syrian People Still Demand: 'We Want To Overthrow Assad'

    November 24, 2017

    by Zaman al-Wasl (opposition website)

    Outlet publishes op-ed denouncing Russian efforts to enable the continuation of the Assad regime amid international acquiescence
  • Opinion: The Summit in Sochi... After ISIS, Before Geneva

    November 23, 2017

    by Wadah Abdel Ribba for Al-Watan (pro-government newspaper)

    Loyalist mouthpiece Al-Watan paints the Syrian-Russian relationship as force for 'righteousness' and stability in the region
  • Opinion: Syria's Revolution — Between Negotiating and Being Used as a Bargaining Chip

    November 20, 2017

    by Khaled Khoja for Al-Araby al-Jadeed (London-based, pan-Arab newspaper)

    Former Coalition president says a Russian-U.S. consensus on letting Assad remain ignores the roots of the catastrophe, and may accelerate the collapse of the region
  • Trump's Offer to Putin: Keep Iran Out of Syria's South and Coordinate After ISIS

    November 13, 2017

    by Ibrahim Hamidi for Asharq al-Awsat (London-based, pan-Arab newspaper)

    America hopes to enlist Russian help in pushing forward a solution in Syria as world leaders meet for talks in Southeast Asia, Ibrahim Hamidi explains
  • Opinion: A Moment With the Future China

    October 31, 2017

    by Bouthaina Shaaban for Al-Watan (pro-government newspaper)

    In the wake of the CCP's National Congress, President Assad's political advisor comments on the inevitable rise of China at the expense of the West
  • American-Turkish Alliance Struggles Under Weight of Syria Policy Differences

    October 30, 2017

    by Ibrahim Hamidi for Al-Sharq al-Awsat (London-based, pan-Arab newspaper)

    NATO allies Washington and Ankara are working toward separate ends in Syria as the countries face a split in their Middle East strategy, Ibrahim Hamidi writes
  • Opinion: America’s Strategy Without Assad

    October 20, 2017

    by Hussain Abdul Hussain for Al-Modon (Lebanese news website)

    Washington correspondent Hussain Abdul Hussain explains why America viewed the Assad regime as a valuable partner in the past, and why that has changed
  • Opinion: Black Holes or a Turbulent Downfall?

    October 19, 2017

    by Bouthaina Shaaban for Al-Mayadeen (Lebanese, pro-government website)

    Washington's ignorance and failure in implementing its foreign policy are clear indicators of the impending collapse of the U.S. empire, Assad's chief propagandist writes in Al-Mayadeen
  • Opinion: American Support for ISIS — More than Just Accusations!

    October 12, 2017

    by Al-Watan (pro-government newspaper)

    As the fight against ISIS nears its end, Arabs must work toward ensuring a bright future for themselves in order to avoid falling victim to impending U.S. plots, loyalist Al-Watan writes
  • Opinion: America’s Errors and its Accidents

    October 11, 2017

    by Emad Salem for Al-Baath (pro-government newspaper)

    Washington's miscalculations have resulted in a rupture of the regional power balance in favor of Syria and Russia, Al-Baath contributor Emad Salem writes
  • Opinion: Israel’s Dream of a Regional Alliance Against Syria, Iran Has Become a Mirage

    October 9, 2017

    by Tahsin al-Halabi for Al-Watan (pro-government newspaper)

    Writing for Al-Watan, Assad loyalist and sharp Israel critic Tahsin al-Halabi describes a failed plot to unite the Middle East against the Axis of Resistance
  • Opinion: How Can Assad Be Overthrown, Then?

    October 3, 2017

    by Wael Sawah for Al-Hayat (London-based, Pan-Arab newspaper)

    With the West now reluctant to support regime change in Syria, its current priority is establishing a watertight opposition for future elections, Wael Sawah writes
  • Opinion: Is Assad's Departure Essential for Syria's Reconstruction?

    September 26, 2017

    by Walid Al-Bunni for All4Syria (opposition website)

    Western positions on president remaining during a transitional stage are not a reflection of their willingness to allow the regime to survive, Walid Al-Bunni writes
  • No, I Will Not Marry My Brother’s Wife

    September 25, 2017

    by Zeitoun (opposition website)

    A Zeitoun contributor writes that despite the wishes of his family, he will not betray his sibling's memory by marrying his widow
  • Opinion: Russia, Turkey and Iran Lead Astana Under America's Watchful Eye

    September 18, 2017

    by Walid al-Bunni for All4Syria (opposition website)

    Although the successes of Astana can not be ignored, says Walid al-Bunni, real solutions should not be expected until ISIS and Nusra are kicked from Syrian soil

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