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Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Muallem (R) meeting with Chinese Special Envoy for Syria Xie Xiaoyan

Heading East via BRICS

Ten years ago, the Syr­ian government began implementing a Head­ing…
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‘Reconciliation’ part of Syria’s post-war education system

At the United Nations’ Middle East headquar­ters in Beirut…
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Sadek Jalal Al-Azm, a beautiful mind dies at 82

  Sadek Jalal Al Azm, a celebrated philosopher and…
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Putin’s Machiavellian endgame in Syria

By all accounts, the Syrian Army and its Russian al­lies will…
Photo Credit: MAHMOUD NOUWEILATI.

Goodbye King Abdul-Aziz, hello Hugo Chavez

Residents of upscale Damascus in the habit of morning strolls…
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Trump and Syria

Along with the rest of the world, Syrians are trying to figure…
A brocade loom on display at the Azm Palace in Old Damascus.
PHOTO CREDIT: MAHMOUD NOUWEILATI

Centuries-old Damascene industries on life support

The current war in Syria has reduced entire cities to rubble…
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Sleepwalking toward federalism

Just a few years ago, any talk of a multi-state solution for…
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The homeless of Damascus

Abu Moyhi Al Deen is a former grocer in Al Hajar Al Aswad, a…
The Saudi jihadi commanding the battles of Aleppo.

Contenders of the Muslim Caliphate in Syria

Abdullah al-Muhaysini is challenging well-established Syrian…