Monthly Archives: June 2017

Abu Mariya al-Qahtani: “So do you leave [your enemy] and just say, ‘In the end, we lose?'”

Below is a translated excerpt from Hayat Tahrir al-Sham’s Abu Mariya al-Qahtani’s (Myassar al-Jubouri) May 30 appearance on the latest season of Abdullah al-Muheisini’s Ramadan interview show, Daimeh, in which Qahtani touches again on something that’s been on my mind: The … Continue reading

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The Century Foundation: “Syrian Jihadists Jeopardize Humanitarian Relief”

New from me for The Century Foundation, on the latest challenge to humanitarian assistance for civilians in Syria’s rebel-held northwest: “Syrian Jihadists Jeopardize Humanitarian Relief” Since the beginning of the year, Hayat Tahrir al-Sham – the latest iteration of former … Continue reading

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The Century Foundation: “Turkish Crackdown on Humanitarians Threatens Aid to Syrians”

New from me for The Century Foundation, on Turkish authorities’ rolling crackdown on international relief NGOs (INGOs): “Turkish Crackdown on Humanitarians Threatens Aid to Syrians” Humanitarians venerate principles of neutrality and independence, but their ostensibly apolitical work now seems to … Continue reading

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