From Sidi Bouzid to Damascus: The Tragedy of the “Spring”

Jan 09, 2014

Why have the fruits of the "Arab Spring" not been met? Over one year ago, Casper Wuite and I became published authors when our book, The Arab Uprisings: An Introduction, was released. An incredible feat for the two of us aside, the revolts that swept the Middle East and North Africa from...

The Snipers of Damascus: Chinese Perspectives on Reporting the Syrian War

Dec 12, 2013

The Syrian conflict through the eyes of a Chinese war correspondent. Syria has been making headline news for over two years as the battle rages on between President Bashar al-Assad’s army and the increasingly fragmented bands of rebel fighters. Meanwhile, Libya, Egypt and other restive...

VIDEO: Road to Damascus – Journey with a Syrian Poet

Mar 10, 2013

Reel Festivals present Road to Damascus – a short film by Roxana Vilk. Road to Damascus a short film by Roxana Vilk from Roxana Vilk on Vimeo. *[Note: This film was originally featured by Reel Festivals. The upcoming Reel Iraq 2013 event, which marks 10 years since the US and UK led...

A Shadow of Iraq’s Sectarian War in Damascus’ Suburbs

Oct 24, 2012

Recent reports of Iraqi Shi’a militias operating in the Damascus suburbs indicate the inflammation of yet another firing line in the Syrian Civil War. This article combines current events, analysis, and the field experience of Nicholas A. Heras in Sayyida Zainab. A recent and important...

Diary From Damascus

Jul 30, 2012

By John Wreford Photographer John Wreford has lived in Syria for many years and still remains in his house in Damascus’ Old City. Here, he gives a personal account of the last couple of weeks' events. A warm summer evening sitting in a central Damascus restaurant overlooking the...