Roundtable Conversation: Twenty Years After Bashar Al-Asad’s Succession

https://www.youtube.com/embed/29rhzmfw8FU   On 17 July 2000, Bashar Al-Asad became President, surviving his father Hafez Al-Asad who ruled Syria for thirty years. The young ophthalmologist had promised a new and modern future for Syria and Syrians. Two decades later, Syria lies [...]

By |2020-07-23T01:13:41-04:0023 July 2020|Article, Cost of War, Culture, Featured Video|

Elizabeth F. Thompson, How the West Stole Democracy from the Arabs: The Syrian Arab Congress of 1920 and the Destruction of Its Historic Liberal-Islamic Alliance (New Texts Out Now)

Elizabeth F. Thompson, How the West Stole Democracy from the Arabs: The Syrian Arab Congress of 1920 and the Destruction of Its Historic Liberal-Islamic Alliance (New York: Atlantic Monthly Press, 2020). Jadaliyya (J): What made you write this book? Elizabeth F. Thompson [...]

By |2020-07-20T01:50:15-04:005 June 2020|Article|

في الشعر السوري: الإيروس والثاناتوس والأقنعة الجنسية

عندما نكتب عن الشعر السوري الجديد (وليس الحديث، فللجِدّة معيار وقتي، بينما للحداثة معايير فنية)، لا يمكننا أن نغفل أنه خطابٌ مرتبط بالموروث الثقافي العربي-الإسلامي ارتباطًا زمنيًّا (diachronic)، ومرتبط بالظروف السياسية والاجتماعية والثقافية لمرحلة الثورة/الحرب السورية ارتباطًا تزامنيًّا (synchronic). ومن [...]

By |2018-02-15T08:47:26-05:0015 February 2018|Article, Culture, العربية|