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The shortcomings of Turkey’s Syria campaign

Two months into its foray into northwestern Syria Turkey’s Operation “Euphrates Shield” against Islamic State (ISIS) militants and Kurdish militia forces (People’s Protection Units; YPG) is already showing some clear shortcomings. Turkey’s military has said that ISIS is successfully mounting … Continue reading

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Friends or foes? – A closer look on relations between the Kurdish YPG and the Syrian regime

by Shell Shocked. Special thanks to @SerioSito and @QalaatAlMudiq Sheikh Maqsood View on Sheikh Maqsood with Castello Road in the background. On Tuesday, 9th August 2016, the high-ranking commander, Major Yasser Abd ar-Rahim of Fatah Halab’s operations chamber in Aleppo … Continue reading

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The Unlikely Case for Suicide Attacks

by Austin Michael Bodetti. He is a student in the Gabelli Presidential Scholars Program at Boston College. He focuses on the relationship between Islam and conflict in Syria and Sudan. The complex logic behind suicide attacks has baffled and fascinated … Continue reading

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The Syrian Army of Islam Can Learn a Lesson from Hamas

by Austin Michael Bodetti. He is a student in the Gabelli Presidential Scholars Program at Boston College and a reporter for War Is Boring. He focuses on the relationship between Islam and conflict in Syria and Sudan. The Army of … Continue reading

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Syria’s Top Revolutionaries Have Disappeared One by One

by Austin Michael Bodetti. He is a student in the Gabelli Presidential Scholars Program at Boston College and a reporter for War Is Boring. He focuses on the relationship between Islam and conflict in Syria and Sudan. The Islamic Front, … Continue reading

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The use of Barrel Bombs

by Austin Michael Bodetti. He is a student in the Gabelli Presidential Scholars Program at Boston College and a reporter for War Is Boring. He focuses on the relationship between Islam and conflict in Syria and Sudan. The barrel bomb … Continue reading

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Life for these forgotten Syrian refugees is incredibly bleak

Story and photographs by Thomas Hammond. Thomas Hammond, a photojournalist from Columbia in South Carolina, was this Summer for several weeks in Lebanon, Turkey and in the Syrien boarder region. Officially there are 2,131,493 Syrian refugees in Lebanon, Turkey, Iraq, … Continue reading

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49. Münchner Sicherheitskonferenz (2/2)

Zwischen dem 1. und dem 3. Februar 2012 fand die 49. Münchner Sicherheitskonferenz statt. In einem zweiteiligen Artikel werden die interessantesten Panels und Diskussionen der Konferenz beleuchtet. Im ersten Teil geht es nebst der Eröffnungsrede durch den deutschen Verteidigungsminister, Thomas … Continue reading

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Der Bürgerkrieg in Syrien – eine Analyse

Ein Gastbeitrag von Patrick Truffer. Was im März 2011 mit einigen Graffitis von Kindern in der südsyrischen Stadt Dar’a und nach deren Verhaftung mit friedlichen Demonstrationen begann, weitete sich mittlerweile zu einem Bürgerkrieg aus. In den westlich geprägten Medien heisst … Continue reading

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Syrian rebells: unorganized and potential violent

On Thursday, July 19 2012, Democracy Now aired a report about Syria, which comprised three segments. The report began with an activist from Damascus, who requested anonymity to protect her safety. She gave an insight into the rebels and she … Continue reading

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