Scholar who Uncovered Tadamon Massacre Opens Up to The Observer: Justice Will Prevail
Friday May 6th, 2022
Uğur Ümit Üngör, who uncovered the Tadamon Massacre with his colleague, told the Syrian Observer that he witnessed the discontent of the Syrian people back in 2006.
Goldrich Reaffirms U.S. Commitment to Accountability in Syria
Monday February 21st, 2022
by ASHARQ AL-AWSAT (London-based pan-Arab)
Goldrich reaffirmed the opposition of the U.S. to normalization with Assad, and expressed concerns over the situation in Lebanon, according to Asharq al-Awsat.
Joumana Seif: Raslan Trial Necessary, not Substitute to Transitional Justice
Tuesday January 25th, 2022
The trial of Anwar Raslan in Germany was seen as a major step towards justice in Syria. The Syrian Observer sits with Jumana Seif, a human rights lawyer focused on women, to discuss the need for real transnational justice as part of a political solution for Syria.
U.S. has Responsibility to Stabilize Area, not Leaving Stabilization to SDF: American Diplomat
Monday January 24th, 2022
A former advisor to President Obama has claimed that although the U.S. will not remain permanently in Northeast Syria, it has a responsibility to stabilize the area, according to North Press.
Jeffrey to North Press: U.S. Troops in Syria Authorized by Congress
Wednesday January 19th, 2022
by NORTH PRESS (Kurdish agency)
The presence of the U.S. in Syria is essential for Washington’s interests, and is sanctioned by Congress, according to North Press.
Jasmin Diab: “Lebanon Still Sees Syrian Refugees as a Burden, not an Opportunity”
Thursday September 23rd, 2021
Anti-refugee incidents have become increasingly prominent in crisis-hit Lebanon, which hosts a large Syrian community. The Syrian Observer sits with Jasmin Diab, assistant professor of Migration Studies at the Lebanese American University to discuss how the crisis affected this vulnerable group.
Kheder Khaddour: Currently, Decentralization is Not Realistic in Syria
Thursday August 26th, 2021
The Syrian Observer sits with Kheder Khaddour, a researcher at the Malcolm H. Kerr Carnegie Middle East Center, focusing on local identities in the Levant and particularly in Syria, to discuss decentralization.
Tokmajyan: “Jordan Had a Relatively Cautious Position Towards Syria”
Wednesday August 4th, 2021
Armenak Tokmajyan, expert on borders and conflict, Syrian refugees, and local intermediaries in Syria, explains to the Syrian Observer how the position of Jordan on the conflict in Syria evolved.
Jabassini: Regime Negotiates Deployment of Eighth Brigade in Daraa al-Balad
Friday July 30th, 2021
Abdullah Al-Jabassini, a researcher at the European University Institute, talks to the Syrian Observer on the latest tension in Daraa.
Syrian American Council Figure to the Syrian Observer: The Revolution Has Achieved Goal, Liberating the Syrians from Fear
Friday July 30th, 2021
Interview with Dr. Zaki Lababidi, the president of the Syrian American Council, the largest Syrian American grassroots organization in the United States.
Joseph Daher: Iran Failed to Translate Political and Military Influence into Sizable Economic Gains
Monday July 12th, 2021
Joseph Daher is a researcher specializing in political economy. He wrote extensively on Syria and Lebanon, and most notably authored “Syria after the Uprisings, The Political Economy of State Resilience.” He is affiliated with the European University Institute and its Wartime and Postconflict in Syria program.
Assad says Syria Open to Peace Talks Once She Retrieves its Occupied Territories
Friday October 9th, 2020
by SANA (official news agency)
In an interview with a Russian media outlet, President Assad has said that Syria will not enter peace negotiations with Israel, unless it returns occupied lands writes SANA.
Jeffrey to Asharq Al-Awsat: Russia Is Aware What Kind of Ally It Has in Syria
Monday May 4th, 2020
by Ibrahim Hamidi - ASHARQ AL-AWSAT
US Ambassador James Jeffrey has discussed the relationship between Syria and Russia and the future of America’s involvement in Syria writes Asharq Al-Awsat.
Jabbour: Syria Is Not Equipped to Handle the COVID-19 Crisis
Friday April 3rd, 2020
The Syrian Observer has sat down with Samer Jabbour, professor of public health at the American University of Beirut and co-chair of The Lancet Commission on Syria, who claims that Syria is not ready for coronavirus.
Assad Call on China to Take Part in Reconstruction and Promises to Get US Forces Away from Oil Areas
Tuesday December 17th, 2019
by SANA (official news agency)
President Bashar al-Assad has hailed the diplomatic efforts of China and the “Belt and Road Initiative” writes SANA.
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