The long civil war in Syria is still far from conclusion. Any real possibility of rebel victory ended with the entry of Russian forces last autumn — but while the initiative is now with the Assad regime, the government’s forces are also far from a decisive breakthrough. So who, if anyone, should the UK be […]
As of 16/8, my Facebook account has been reinstated. The power of positive thinking evidently works wonders. Much thanks to all.
Cautious and prudent Israeli policy has largely succeeded over the last five years in sealing off the Syrian civil war from Israel’s territory. This has been achieved through the careful cultivation of a working relationship with rebel … Continue reading →
Recently my Facebook profile, on which I was connected to around 5000 people, was closed down by Facebook. This has had some impact on my ability to do my job as a researcher and journalist, tho I have since … Continue reading →
The insurgency in northwest Syria is facing a political and military landscape of far greater complexity than existed at the moment of its birth in 2011. When the first militias began to be organised, the insurgency’s goal was […] Continue reading →
In June, 2016, I travelled to the border area between Turkey and Syria, in order to interview rebel fighters and leaders. I was among the first foreign journalists to meet the rebels and visit their first … Continue reading →