Three former ISIS fighters now undergoing “anti-extremism” courses at a center north of Aleppo tell our reporter the Assad regime’s brutality and slick video propaganda were among the top reasons they joined the world’s most reviled jihadist organization.
A leading French Arabist and author talks Syria’s revolution(s), reconstruction, and the illusion of “stability” under dictatorships.
One of Europe’s foremost Syria experts talks German elections, refugees, Syria’s reconstruction, and ISIS in second Al-Jumhuriya English podcast.
Khalifa Khodr sheds some light on the categorization of society from the standpoint of the Islamic State, whereby it strives to incite the “commoners” to challenge and undermine state authorities.
Fadel al-Homsi writes about the town of Tal Rifaat, in the rural north of Aleppo, discussing its history, revolutionary narratives, and current conditions under Syrian Democratic Forces.
Despite the failure of various initiatives to establish political assemblies representing the people of Deir ez-Zor, activists have continued to make others work.
Yassin al-Haj Saleh explores the emergence of the Islamic State and its three main layers of identity and formation, from Afghanistan, to Iraq and eventually, Syria.
In this article, Yassin Al-Haj Saleh tackles crucial questions which must be raised and answered to guarantee majoritarianism, justice, and accountability in any attempt for a conflict resolution in Syria.
A full background of the ongoing battle for Aleppo and the famous Castello Road.
The story of one Free Syrian Army fighter in the prison cells of the Islamic State (Daesh), and the mass escape he organised, in his own words.
Syria's illness has revealed the worlds greater illness, and the manifold return of antiquated repression.
A women who have accompanied the ISIS-enslaved Yezidi girls tells Ahmad Ibrahim, through this piece, some of the horrors that enslaved women go through while in the dungeons of the terrorist organization.