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How Can We Avoid Deepening the Crisis? stars

There is almost a consensus on that the shift towards economic liberalization in 2005 laid the basis for the 2011 explosion.

How to Accelerate American Withdrawal? stars

Kassioun's previous editorial entitled "Higher Escalation for Faster Withdrawal", saw in the assassination of Soleimani an American act aimed at preparing the ground for a faster withdrawal from the region, covered with a torrent of escalation. Just hours after the issuance of issue no. 947 of our newspaper, events began to confirm the validity of this conclusion, starting with the decision of the Iraqi parliament and the "American draft message to Iraq", up to Trump's statements himself (and beyond) in his last interview with the American right-wing channel Fox News in which he clearly expressed his “no objection” and even his “desire” to get out of Iraq, Syria and the Middle East as a whole.

Higher Escalation for Faster Withdrawal! stars

The US escalation in the region is entering a new phase with the assassination of General Qasem Soleimani and his companions last Friday. Despite everything that is said about the man, what his enemies, before his allies, do not deny is the fact of his important role in combating terrorism in the region, from Al Qaeda to ISIS. Nor do they deny his standing in the anti-American and anti-Zionist ranks of the various regional fields.

New year... Lessons and Entitlements stars

In 2011, Syria entered a major historical crossroad, and on the doorsteps of 2020, it stands exactly at the end of that crossroad...

The Political Solution... Reality and Entitlement stars

On the twentieth of this month, the international special envoy for Syria, Mr. Geir O. Pederson, gave his second briefing to the UN Security Council on the work of the Syrian Constitutional Committee (SCC).

Press release by Russian Foreign Ministry on Bogdanov-Jamil meeting

On December 19, the Special Representative of the President of the Russian Federation for the Middle East and African Countries, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Russia Mikhail Leonidovich Bogdanov received the representative of the leadership of the Syrian opposition Front for Change and Liberation, the head of the Moscow Platform of the Syrian opposition Kadri Jamil.

Before It Is Too Late! stars

It has become possible, to a considerable extent, to deal with the exchange rate of the Syrian pound not only as an economic indicator but also political in essence. Although in the past few days have witnessed what appears to be fragile stability at a new rate of exchange around 850 Syrian pounds per dollar, but the experience and the political situation itself confirm that this stability is only an anchor of a new platform for further deterioration, assuming the political situation continues to be in the same current catastrophic state.

Press Release by Moscow Platform

The UN Special Envoy for Syria, Mr. Geir O. Pedersen, during his participation in the 14th round of the Astana discussions Today (Tuesday, December 10, 2019), considered that the final decision whether or not to transfer the sessions of the Syrian Constitutional Committee to Damascus “belongs to the Syrians themselves”.

 

Why to Move the SCC to Damascus? stars

After the complete failure of the second round of works of the Small Body of the Syrian Constitutional Committee (SCC), it appeared clearly how vital and necessary is the proposal presented by Moscow Platform since the first inaugural session of the SCC; the proposal that says of the necessity of transferring the work of the SCC to Damascus, in conjunction with the provision of the necessary guarantees under the supervision of the United Nations.

Why did the Second Round of SCC Fail? stars

Last Friday, November 29, the second round of the Small Body of the Syrian Constitutional Committee (SCC) ended without any meeting of its 45 members. The round was limited to fruitless polemics on the agenda, in parallel with mutual accusations, suggesting, only formally, to return to the same atmosphere of the previous Geneva rounds, which were dominated by extremists on both sides, their mentality and their propositions.