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Triunfo e irrelevancia de las metanarrativas sobre Siria: 'Rohna Dahiyyah'

[This article was originally written by Bassam Haddad and published by Jadaliyya in English and Arabic. It was translated into Spanish by Sinfo Fernández and published by Rebelión.]  Triunfo e irrelevancia de las metanarrativas sobre Siria: "Rohna Dahiyyah" No ...  Read More »

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حوار مع نعوم تشومسكي حول الثورة السورية

في زيارته القصيرة لبيروت، كان لنعوم تشومسكي، المفكر والفيلسوف الأميركي الغني عن التعريف، لقاء مع بعض الأفراد السوريين المستقلين، من ناشطين إعلاميين وعاملين في مجال الإغاثة ومشتغلين في الحقل الثقافي والاقتصادي. وقد صارح تشومسكي المجتمعين بأنه جاء ليصغي إليهم، وليستمع إلى وجهات نظرهم المختلفة حول الأوضاع الراهنة في ...  Read More »

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Syria Media Roundup (July 4)

 [This is a roundup of news articles and other materials circulating on Syria and reflects a wide variety of opinions. It does not reflect the views of the Syria Page Editors or of Jadaliyya. You may send your own recommendations for inclusion in each week's roundup to syria@jadaliyya.com by Monday night of every ...  Read More »

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Syria’s Metastasising Conflicts

[The following report was issued by the International Crisis Group (ICG) on 27 June 2013.] Syria’s Metastasising Conflicts Executive Summary Two years, scores of thousands of dead, a mushrooming regional sectarian war and millions of refugees and internally displaced later, the Syrian war is tying the international ...  Read More »

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The Challenges of Managing the Influx of Syrian Refugees into Lebanon

[The following recommendations were issued by the Lebanese Center for Policy Studies (LCPS) on 20 June 2013.] The Challenges of Managing the Influx of Syrian Refugees  Roundtable Discussion Series LCPS discussion group recommends six immediate actions on the Syrian refugees: The government must lead the ...  Read More »

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May/June Culture

Jadaliyya's Culture Bouquet returns with the first of two summer editions.  Mona Kareem translates a poem by the late Syrian poet Riyadh Alsalih Alhussain. Elisabeth Jaquette translates a short story by Youssef Idris. Maymanah Farhat considers Kamal Boullata's monograph on painter Hani Zurob in a brief post ...  Read More »

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March, 2013

After hearing so many horrible stories about what is happening in my country of birth, from the news and from friends, I decided to create an artistic representation of the cycle of loss and hope that is playing out. I took on the role of a young Syrian going through all the chaos in the country. He is born into an ...  Read More »

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Riyadh Alsalih Alhussain: O Stones, Listen to the Music

[Riyadh Alsalih Alhussain (1954-1982) was born in the Syrian city of Dara’a on March 1954 to a poor family. Growing up as a deaf-mute, he struggled with his education and decided to quit school. He worked as a journalist from 1976 until his death in Damascus in 1982. He published three poetry collections and this poem ...  Read More »

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O.I.L. Media Roundup (2 July)

[This is a roundup of news articles and other materials circulating on Occupation, Intervention, and Law and reflects a wide variety of opinions. It does not reflect the views of the O.I.L. Page Editors or of Jadaliyya. You may send your own recommendations for inclusion in each biweekly roundup to OIL@jadaliyya.com ...  Read More »

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Syria Monthly Edition on Jadaliyya (June 2013)

 [This is a monthly archive of pieces written by Jadaliyya contributors and editors on Syria. It also includes material published on other platforms that editors deemed pertinent to post as they provide diverse depictions of Syria-related topics. The pieces reflect the level of critical analysis and diversity ...  Read More »

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The Growing Challenge to The Syrian Regime and the Syrian Uprising

It was bound to happen. And we are simply witnessing its tip: growing opposition to the militant opposition, on similar ethical grounds used to critique the regime.  First, some basic related observations are in order. The following video was uploaded by Syria - Civil State on June 18, 2013. The clip shows a ...  Read More »

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الديمقراطية التشاركية والثورات العربية

عندما طالبت الشعوب العربية باسقاط النظام هنا وهناك، لم يكن لديها تصوّر مُفصّل حول طبيعة نظام ما بعد الثورة تتعدّى كونة نظاماً ديمقراطياً يتميّز بالشفافية واحترام حقوق المواطن وانعدام الفساد والمسؤليّة امام الشعب. ولكن بروز نزاعات صفرية بين مختلف القوى السياسية وممارسات اقصائية وحالة من الاحتقان والشعور بالاحباط في ...  Read More »

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Syria Media Roundup (June 27)

[This is a roundup of news articles and other materials circulating on Syria and reflects a wide variety of opinions. It does not reflect the views of the Syria Page Editors or of Jadaliyya. You may send your own recommendations for inclusion in each week's roundup to syria@jadaliyya.com by Monday night of every ...  Read More »

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في الذكرى المئوية للمؤتمر العربي الأول : تساؤلات حول التاريخ والذاكرة والمستقبل

يميزالفيلسوف الفرنسي بول ريكور بين ثلاثة أنواع من الأحداث التاريخية : أولاً: حدث ذو معنى في ”حده الأدنى“، أي حدث عادي واضح المعالم ولكن دون أي تأثير على مجرى التاريخ ولا في تشكيل الهوية الجماعية. ثانياً: حدث يندرج ضمن نمطية معينة ويشكل نوعاً من ”الشيما“، مما يفقده طبيعته الأساسية كحدث. أما النوع الثالث: فهو حدث ...  Read More »

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Syria Media Roundup (June 20)

[This is a roundup of news articles and other materials circulating on Syria and reflects a wide variety of opinions. It does not reflect the views of the Syria Page Editors or of Jadaliyya. You may send your own recommendations for inclusion in each week's roundup to syria@jadaliyya.com by Monday night of every ...  Read More »

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Syria Media Roundup (June 13)

[This is a roundup of news articles and other materials circulating on Syria and reflects a wide variety of opinions. It does not reflect the views of the Syria Page Editors or of Jadaliyya. You may send your own recommendations for inclusion in each week's roundup to syria@jadaliyya.com by Monday night of every ...  Read More »

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New Texts Out Now: Thomas Pierret, Religion and State in Syria

Thomas Pierret, Religion and State in Syria: The Sunni Ulama from Coup to Revolution. Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press, 2013. Jadaliyya (J): What made you write this book? Thomas Pierret (TP): The main incentive was the dearth of scholarly literature on two issues I am interested in: the role of ...  Read More »

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New Texts Out Now: Daniel Neep, Occupying Syria under the French Mandate

Daniel Neep, Occupying Syria under the French Mandate: Insurgency, Space, and State Formation. Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press, 2012. Jadaliyya (J): What made you write this book? Daniel Neep (DN): Scholars who work on state formation have tended to have little to say about the phenomenon of ...  Read More »

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Syria Media Roundup (June 6)

[This is a roundup of news articles and other materials circulating on Syria and reflects a wide variety of opinions. It does not reflect the views of the Syria Page Editors or of Jadaliyya. You may send your own recommendations for inclusion in each week's roundup to syria@jadaliyya.com by Monday night of every ...  Read More »

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Syria Monthly Edition on Jadaliyya (May 2013)

[This is a monthly archive of pieces written by Jadaliyya contributors and editors on Syria. It also includes material published on other platforms that editors deemed pertinent to post as they provide diverse depictions of Syria-related topics. The pieces reflect the level of critical analysis and diversity that ...  Read More »

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Mustafa al-Hallaj: Master of the Print and Master of Ceremonies

Deep in thought while in transit at Amman’s international airport in 1979, I missed my flight to Beirut. Fortunately a competing airline had a plane thirty minutes later. My waiting friends met me in frenzy; it was revolutionary Beirut and although they had cause to worry their anxiety soon turned to glee when ...  Read More »

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Syria Media Roundup (May 30)

[This is a roundup of news articles and other materials circulating on Syria and reflects a wide variety of opinions. It does not reflect the views of the Syria Page Editors or of Jadaliyya. You may send your own recommendations for inclusion in each week's roundup to syria@jadaliyya.com by Monday night of every ...  Read More »

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الكارثة السورية

لأسباب معلومة، طغت الخسارة البشرية الفادحة على تغطية الانتفاضة والحرب الداخلية في سوريا. قُتل حوالي 60000 سوري (أو أكثر)، بينما يعاني عشرات الآلاف من آثار بدنية ونفسية بسبب العنف. ففي نهاية شباط/فبراير، فاق عدد السوريين اللذين نزحوا داخلياً أو لجأوا إلى بلدان مجاورة 3 ملايين. وعندما نستذكر، يبدو بأن ...  Read More »

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Syria Media Roundup (May 23)

[This is a roundup of news articles and other materials circulating on Syria and reflects a wide variety of opinions. It does not reflect the views of the Syria Page Editors or of Jadaliyya. You may send your own recommendations for inclusion in each week's roundup to syria@jadaliyya.com by Monday night of every ...  Read More »

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إعادة الحساب الدائمة: إساءة فهم سوريا بعد سنتين

  [ننشر هنا الترجمة العربية لمقالة بسام حداد التي نشرت على "جدلية" باللغة الإنجليزية في  18 آذار الماضي. وقد أنجز الترجمة مازن حكيم]  يا ليتني حصلت على دولار في كل مرة كتب أحدهم فيها عن "نهاية اللعبة" في سوريا خلال الأشهر الثمانية عشر الماضية... بعد حوالي سنتين من انطلاقة ...  Read More »

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Syria's Inglorious Basterd

On 13 May 2013, Human Rights Watch released a statement attesting to the authenticity of a disturbing video that circulated first on Syrian pro-regime websites and then on social media. In it, a Syrian man cuts open a dead regime soldier’s chest, pulls his heart and lung out, threatens “Alawite dogs” that they will ...  Read More »

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Too Close for Comfort: Syrians in Lebanon

[The following report was issued by International Crisis Group on 13 May 2013.] Too Close for Comfort: Syrians in Lebanon Executive Summary  Syria’s conflict is dragging down its neighbours, none more perilously than Lebanon. Beirut’s official policy of “dissociation” – seeking, by refraining from taking ...  Read More »

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Syria Media Roundup (May 16)

[This is a roundup of news articles and other materials circulating on Syria and reflects a wide variety of opinions. It does not reflect the views of the Syria Page Editors or of Jadaliyya. You may send your own recommendations for inclusion in each week's roundup to syria@jadaliyya.com by Monday night of every ...  Read More »

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الربيع العربي والاسلام السياسي

[كانت "جدلية" قد نشرت مقالة بعنوان "صادق جلال العظم يحسم أمره وينتقل إلى التنظير العلني للسُّنة ولفكر " الإسلام السياسي البزنسي" بقلم يوسف حجازي تعقيباً على محاضرة القاها صادق جلال العظم في برلين. ننشر هنا نص المحاضرة بعد توفره لدينا.]  لربما من المفيد أن أبدأ مداخلتي بتوصيف ...  Read More »

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Death from the Skies: Deliberate and Indiscriminate Air Strikes on Civilians

[The following report was issued by Human Rights Watch on 10 April 2013.]  Death from the Skies: Deliberate and Indiscriminate Air Strikes on Civilians   Summary Since late July 2012, Syrian government forces have carried out air strikes from fighter jets and helicopters against cities, towns, and ...  Read More »

Syrian Population Regression

Population: ~ 22.5 Million

2011:  5,800+ (killed)

2012:  60,000+ (killed) and 500,000+ (external refugees)

2013:  100,000+ (killed), 2,000,000+ (external refugees), and 8 million+ displaced

 

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Population: 22,517,750
GDP: $107.4 billion 
Unemployment: 8.3%; Youth Employment (ages 15-24): 19.1%
Internet Users: 4.469 million 
Exchange Rate: ~ 98.00 Syrian pounds per US dollar
GDP Growth Rate: 3.2% 
Military Expenditures: 5.9% of GDP (World Rank: 10)
Health Expenditures: 2.9% of GDP (World Rank: 180)
Population Growth Rate: 0.913% 
Age Structure: 0-14 years: 35.2%; 15-64 years: 61%; 65 years and over: 3.8%
Literacy: 79.6%
Religious Demographics: Sunni Muslim 74%; other Muslim (includes Alawite, Druze) 16%; Christian (various denominations) 10%
Ethnic Demographics: Arab 90.3%, Kurds, Armenians, and other 9.7%

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