The fourth in a series of letters written by Yassin al-Haj Saleh to his missing wife, Samira al-Khalil, who was kidnapped in Douma in December 2013.
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.
Despite the failure of various initiatives to establish political assemblies representing the people of Deir ez-Zor, activists have continued to make others work.
It's been four years since a Syrian Air Force MiG jet bombarded Yarmouk camp, marking the beginning of a new nakba for the 150,000-200,000 Palestinians living there.
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.
There seems to be American and Western plans in the making to fight ISIS in Syria, although it is unlikely to exceed air strikes and perh