Posted by on October 08, 2014 in Blog
By Kristyn Acho Fall Intern, 2014
In times of conflict, individuals have often found art to be an effective device to document experiences and to address political and social grievances.
The artists and filmmakers featured in the Syria Relief and Development’s upcoming event in Washington, D.C. on October 13 and 14, called “Art in Exile,” are no different. Each artist included in the affair will present a piece that revolves around political themes and discussions of political events and exile.
However, perhaps more interestingly, the event will provide attendees with a human perspective on...Read more
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By Marc Sabbagh Spring Intern, 2014
With recent news that Secretary of State John Kerry may be searching for a new approach on Syria, coupled with his harsh critique of Syrian President Bashar al Assad’s use of barrel bombs against civilians, the dismal outcome of the Geneva II negotiations is becoming increasingly apparent. Nearly 1,900 Syrians were killed during the span of the recent talks and it was reported that the Syrian government is far behind schedule when it comes to surrendering their chemical weapons arsenal.
Kerry’s apparent change in tune...Read more
Posted on January 27, 2014 in Washington Watch
Posted by on September 27, 2013 in Blog
We came across a very interesting article today from The National Interest about “Washington’s Long History in Syria.” The author, Ernesto J. Sanchez, writes an informative article arguing that before considering significant escalation of US intervention in Syria, lawmakers (and the general public for that matter) should take a hard look at history. Sanchez focuses on America’s role in Syria going back to the Cold War era when the CIA sponsored a military coup in 1949. The article details how a once benign relationship between the US and Syria deteriorated as Washington increasingly endeavored through...Read more
Posted by on September 26, 2013 in Blog
By Marc Sabbagh Fall Intern, 2013
By the look of things, almost everyone in the international community wants a political solution to the crisis in Syria.
On Tuesday, President Obama reiterated his calls for a political solution at the United Nations General Assembly. President Hassan Rouhani of Iran made similar overtures hours later. A few days ago, Russian President Vladmir Putin announced that “the Collective Security Treaty Organization member states agree that the only solution to the Syrian crisis is through peaceful political settlement.”
Numerous world leaders can be heard making the same...Read more