Doha Hassan examines the relation between present events and our initial responses based on our reactions towards familiar past events.
Proustian memories haunt this Syrian woman, and take her back to her school days in Baathist Syria.
Are there new indicators on the emergence on a new model for intellectuals, ones who actively resist discrimination, repression and marginalization, now and here, rather than nhilist, prophetic romantics who are merely interested in final answers?
The West and its civil societies, the primary engines behind political decisions, are unwilling to sacrifice their soldiers and citizens for the sake of unguaranteed changes.
Malath Al-Zoubi has interviewed several Syrian asylum seekers how have crossed the sea to reach Europe, revealing socking stories that are fraught with traumas, losses, hardships and hopes.
Yassin al-Haj Saleh comments on the horrifying news of more than 11,000 Syrians have been tortured to death, as recently leaked, and calls on world intellectuals to act against the murderous regime of Assad dynasty.