Don’t talk about reconstruction, Syria is still at war

On 27 June, Human Rights Watch released a new report arguing that the Syrian government is co-opting humanitarian aid and reconstruction assistance to entrench its repressive policies. The New York-based rights group found the government restricts access of humanitarian organisations to communities in need of aid, approves aid projects selectively, and imposes requirements on groups... Continue Reading →

Will the Astana Group fail Syria’s people?

For the past three weeks, the Syrian Army, supported by Russian air force, has been increasingly and intensively shelling cities and towns on or near the Aleppo-Damascus Highway (M5), especially Ma’arat an-Numman and Khan Sheikhoun towns and surroundings, in what constitutes the most serious escalation in Idlib since the agreement reached by Moscow and Ankara... Continue Reading →

Towards Syrian Reunification in 2019?

In a Tweet posted on December 19, 2018, after a two-hour meeting with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, President Donald Trump announced, the withdrawal of US troops from Syria, creating renewed media attention and diplomatic reactions around the topic of Syria. Reactions and comments since have been numerous, as have the changes in speech and... Continue Reading →

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