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Syria: When Official Memory is Amnesia

With those who would kill him waiting at each of the gates of Damascus should he try to escape, Saul of Tarsus, the man who would come to be known as Christianity’s St. Paul, fled nonetheless.  Crouching in a basket, he was lowered over the city’s walls by his supporters, and he fled into the Syrian night. It ...  Read More »

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Syria Media Roundup (November 8)

 [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 (October 2012)

[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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Syria Media Roundup (November 1)

[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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The UN at ASIL: R2P and the Arab Uprisings

The Under-Secretary for Legal Affairs and United Nations Legal Counsel, Patricia O Brien, recently addressed the American Society of International Law Midyear Meeting at the University of Georgia School of Law. In her representative capacity, O’Brien dedicated her luncheon remarks to a discussion about the ...  Read More »

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Syrian Hands Raised: User Generated Creativity Between Citizenship and Dissent

As much as images of violence, civil war, and sectarian strife become prominent in the media narrative of the Syrian uprising, little gems of innovative cultural production, artistic resistance, and creative disobedience continue to sprout across the virtual alleys of the Internet. These creative gems are also the ...  Read More »

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Studying Social Streams: Cultural Analytics in Arabic

One of the challenges of studying technology is learning how to deconstruct the tools from the political ideologies held by those who develop them. As Timothy Mitchell explains in his book Colonising Egypt, the practice of science and systems of ordering national standards are modern projects that enable governments ...  Read More »

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As Syria Free-Falls . . . A Return to the Basics: Some Structural Causes (Part 2)

[This is Part 2 of “As Syria Falls.” Part 1 can be accessed here] Amid the mounting and tragic violence, loss of life, and loss of Syria, it seems difficult to write about history and causes. Yet it is equally difficult to write critically about the current chaos, precisely because of the information gap. One also ...  Read More »

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Four Arab Artists and Intellectuals Receive 2012 Prince Claus Fund Award

[The following press release was issued by the Prince Claus Fund for Culture and Development on 6 September 2012.]  The Prince Claus Awards The Prince Claus Awards honour outstanding achievements in the field of culture and development. The awards are presented annually to eleven individuals or ...  Read More »

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The Syrian Refugee Crisis Intensifies

Over three hundred thousand refugees have fled across Syria’s borders to Turkey, Jordan, Iraq, and Lebanon, according to the latest UNHCR statistics. This number accounts for only those who have registered with the UN or are waiting to register. The UN also estimates that one to one and a half million people are ...  Read More »

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Syria Media Roundup (October 25)

[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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What is a Car Bomb?

It is surreal to wake up to news of a car bomb back home, now thousands of miles away. Immediately, the war-shaped body is both numb and preoccupied with images of death and destruction. The mind wanders and sutures the past, present, and future seamlessly. Phone calls, emails, and texts begin. The space between a ...  Read More »

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An Introduction to Helen Zughaib's "Stories My Father Told Me"

“Stories My Father Told Me” is a series of twenty-three gouache paintings by Lebanese-American artist Helen Zughaib. Based on the memories of her father, Elia, who was born in Damascus in 1927 under the French Mandate, this large body of work is filled with the recollections of his early childhood in the Old City of ...  Read More »

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Culture in Defiance: Continuing Traditions of Satire, Art, and the Struggle for Freedom in Syria

[The following report was issued by the Prince Claus Fund Gallery on 19 July 2012.]  Culture in Defiance: Continuing Traditions of Satire, Art, and the Struggle for Freedom in Syria  Introduction: Laughter, Beauty and Human Resolve Imagine leaving your home at a moment’s notice with some clothes, a ...  Read More »

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Syria Media Roundup (October 18)

[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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HRW Calls on Turkey and Iraq to Open Borders to Syrian Refugees

[The following statement was issued by Human Rights Watch on 14 October 2012.]  The Iraqi and Turkish authorities should immediately re-open border crossings where more than 10,000 Syrians have been stranded for weeks and allow all those wishing to seek asylum to cross without delay, Human Rights Watch said ...  Read More »

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NYC Event: Three Jadaliyya Co-Editors on The Uprising in Syria at The Brecht Forum (22 October 2012)

The Uprising in Syria Time/Date: 7:30 PM, 22 October 2012 Location: The Brecht Forum Address: 451 West Street (that's the West Side Highway) between Bank & Bethune Streets The uprising against the regime of Bashar al-Asad in Syria, which began in March 2011, has polarized the U.S. left. Some denounce the ...  Read More »

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Tentative Jihad: Syria's Fundamentalist Opposition

[The following report was issued by International Crisis Group on 12 October 2012.] EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Prematurely and exaggeratedly highlighted by the regime and belatedly and reluctantly acknowledged by the opposition, the presence of a powerful Salafi strand among Syria’s rebels has become irrefutable. That is ...  Read More »

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Syria Media Roundup (October 11)

[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: Myriam Ababsa, Baudouin Dupret, and Eric Denis, Popular Housing and Urban Land Tenure in the Middle East

Myriam Ababsa, Baudouin Dupret and Eric Denis, editors. Popular Housing and Urban Land Tenure in the Middle East: Case Studies from Egypt, Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, and Turkey. Cairo and New York: The American University in Cairo Press, 2012. Jadaliyya (J): What made you write this book? Myriam Ababsa (MA), Baudouin ...  Read More »

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The Violence of the Revolution Between Legitimacy and Deviance: Syria and the Need for Corrective Action

The persistence of the regime's cohesion in the face of all the fissures and strikes it has sustained demands that every Syrian—whether an activist, a fighter, a partisan, or [a] silent [observer]—take pause and reconsider the trajectory of change in Syria. This change has exceeded in its level of danger anything our ...  Read More »

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عنف الثورة بين الشرعية والانحراف: سوريا وضرورة التصحيح

إن تشظي المعارضة السياسية والمعارضة المسلحة في سوريا أمام نظام مازال رغم كل التصدعات والضربات القاسية التي أصابته متماسكاً يتطلب من كل سوري ـ ناشط سياسي أو مقاتل أو منحاز أو صامت ـ وقفة مع الذات وإعادة نظر في مسار التغيير في سوريا الذي وصل إلى مرحلة تفوقت بخطورتها على كل تصوراتنا وتوقعاتنا .. لهذا فإن كل مواطن سوري ...  Read More »

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Syria Media Roundup (October 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 Monthly Archive on Jadaliyya (September 2012)

[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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Syria Media Roundup (September 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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"من المآسي المضاعفة للنزوح:فتيات سوريات للزواج "بثمن بخس

"إعلان .. إعلان: فتيات سوريات للزواج. للاتصال على الارقام التالية: (...)"، نصٌ ترويجي عُلِّق على جدران الطرقات والاعمدة، بعد أيام قليلة من وصول اللاجئات السوريات الى محافظات الاردن الشمالية هرباً من الاضطرابات التي تجتاح بلادهن. اختفى الاعلان سريعاً، غير ان الحديث عن توفر لاجئات سوريات للزواج غدا "طبقاً ...  Read More »

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Syria Media Roundup (September 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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الطاغية إبن الطاغية

‎[.إرتأت جريدة “الأخبار” ألّا  تنشر مقالة أسعد أبو خليل الأسبوعيّة وهذا هو نصّها الكامل] ‎يجثم فوق صدور العرب طغاة، ويجثم فوق صدورهم أبناء الطغاة. الطغاة يولّدون، لكن ليس إلى ما لا نهاية. الإنتفاضات العربيّة—إن دلّت على شيء—دلّت على أن أجل الطغاة محدود، حتى لو كانت أميركا وإسرائيل هما الضامنتيْن. ...  Read More »

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Syria Media Roundup (September 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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السلطة الساعية إلى انتزاع الطائفة من جبلها إلى عنفها

حتى هذه اللحظة، لا يزال ولاء الطائفة العلوية، الأكثر التباساً بين المواضيع المطروحة في الثورة السورية. الطائفة التي لم يعطها التاريخ حقها من الدراسة والبحث، لا يفهم كثيرون أسباب ولائها المطلق. والبعض يشطح بخياله بعيداً ليحمّل الموضوع أكثر مما يحتمل. هل الاضطهاد الذي تعرضت له الطائفة عبر تاريخها على يد السلاجقة ...  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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