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Reliable no more? The current state of the Syrian armed forces

Reliable no more? The current state of the Syrian armed forces

Throughout the past nine years of conflict, the Syrian military has been instrumental in ensuring the survival of the Bashar al-Assad regime—not because of its performance on the battlefield, but rather due to its consistent loyalty. Unlike other state militaries that faced regime challenges...

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Is Hezbollah heading for an early exit from Syria?

Is Hezbollah heading for an early exit from Syria?

Iran's regional proxy Hezbollah and Israel have been engaged in a shadow war in Syria. Could we be seeing the former retreating from an open conflict? Lebanon has been beset by consecutive crises that have some wondering if the state is on the edge of a precipitous failure....

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They risked their lives to show the horrors of war. Where are Syria’s journalists now?

They risked their lives to show the horrors of war. Where are Syria’s journalists now?

Just before Marie Colvin died, she was looking for her shoes. Rockets had already hit the top floors of the makeshift press centre where she was holed up, in the Baba Amr neighbourhood of Homs in mid-west Syria. Another landed and she was killed before she made it out. Her death was...

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Syrian feminists pave their way despite social and political turmoil

Syrian feminists pave their way despite social and political turmoil

Along with the changing and developing societies, the concept of political, intellectual and economic rights for women has also evolved. However, what has not changed is our view of what is essentially woman, what is traditionally feminine in nurturance and beauty. In recent years,...

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