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حرية وكرامة

Analyst & writer, formerly filming in Syria in 2013. My primary focus is on the Middle East, with an emphasis on Syria, Iraq and Iran. I also conduct research into war criminals fleeing the conflict into Europe.

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Syria’s Enemies Are No Longer Hidden, Internal Or External

  It's safe to say that Syria's revolution has seen setbacks on the battlefield of late. A promising opposition offensive into Aleppo in August ended with the regime's siege of the city of several hundred thousand being broken by opposition... Continue Reading →

Bombs Are “Civilised”, But Knives Are Barbaric?

At least 212 Syrian civilians were killed in bombings by the US coalition in the Tokhar area of Manbij on Tuesday. Manbij is the scene of fierce fighting between Da'esh and the PKK's YPG offshoot and allies in the SDF ("Syria... Continue Reading →

The Obama Administration Prepares To Strike The Syrian Opposition?

Secretary Kerry shared several of his thoughts on his administration's (ostensible) plans for peace in Syria late last month. Speaking in Aspen, Kerry claimed it was crucial to "reach an understanding" with the Russian government. This "understanding" would include the... Continue Reading →

The Crocodile Tears of the Republican “Moderates”

There is an increasing phenomenon in America; "moderate" Republicans coming out and claiming that Trump's statements and actions go against the spirit of the party and what it stands for. From Mitt Romney criticising his "demagoguery and populism" to other... Continue Reading →

Bernie Sanders and Red-Brownism

During the Democratic presidential debate on April 14, the issue of Iraq rose to the fore, as it always does. When asked if Clinton had what it takes in terms of intelligence to be president, Sanders responded in the affirmative... Continue Reading →

Obama’s Scramble To Rehabilitate Tyrants

President Obama recently completed an unprecedented trip to Cuba from 21 to 22 March, meeting Cuban leader Raúl Castro (brother of the ailing Fidel) and working to establish a new relationship with the communist state. It was the first visit of a... Continue Reading →

How Credible Is The Russian “Withdrawal” From Syria?

Vladimir Putin has raised quite a stir in media and diplomatic circles by suddenly announcing that Russian forces will begin a withdrawal from Syria as of March 15th. Putin claims the objectives of the Russian forces have been "generally accomplished" and... Continue Reading →

The Chameleons of Rojava

The recent exploitation of the collapse of the rebel front line in Aleppo by the PYD's armed wing (YPG) and its allies in the Syrian Democratic Forces took some observers by surprise. Having been praised by many (including Syrian revolution supporters) for... Continue Reading →

Arabi21.com Covers My Research

Arabic website Arabi21.com picked up on my piece on Tablet Magazine about shabiha infiltrating Europe under the guise of "refugees" and published a piece on some of the suspects. Here is a translated segment from the article that appeared on... Continue Reading →

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