The Syrian Quagmire


Fifth Estate # 403, Spring 2019

If 2011 looked like the moment when people could unite, both within and across countries, to topple decades-old dictatorships with the demand for freedom and social justice, today looks like the moment of counter-revolutionary success. After eight years of increasingly …

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The Legacy of Omar Aziz


Fifth Estate # 397, Winter, 2017

“A revolution is an exceptional event that will alter the history of societies, while changing humanity itself. It is a rupture in time and space, where humans live between two periods: the period of power and the period of revolution. …

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Challenging the Nation State in Syria


Fifth Estate # 396, Summer, 2016

Syria’s current borders were drawn up by imperial map makers a hundred years ago in the midst of World War I as part of a secret accord between France and Britain to divide the Mideast spoils of the Turkish Ottoman …

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