Tag Archives: Daesh

Overview of Syria’s complex war

(Note: the below comes from my previous Canary article here.) My brief summary of the stages of Syria’s complex conflict – with a particular focus on Turkish interference: Very real frustrations with the Assad regime escalated into civil war in 2011. The interference … Continue reading

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Turkey’s role in Syria (arming and supporting extremists)

(Note: the below comes from my previous Canary article here.) As the BBC has noted, Turkey has been a key part of Syria’s ongoing war: The Turkish government has been a staunch critic of Mr Assad since the start of the uprising in … Continue reading

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Words from Qamişlo after the 27 July massacre

These responses came from a YPG official in Qamişlo, Rojava, after the horrific Daesh (Isis/Isil) massacre of 27 July. What is life usually like in Qamişlo? Despite being a Kurdish city, Qamişlo also has an Arab, Assyrian and Syriac population. Although … Continue reading

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Index for “Rojava: An Alternative”

The index for my book “Rojava: An Alternative to Imperialism, Nationalism, and Islamism in the Middle East” Continue reading

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Facebook: Can we have a filter for all innocent civilians?

This letter from Some E-Cards is a brilliant critique of Facebook’s ‘France Filter’. Here is one key section. the answer to the problems facing our world lies beyond notions of nationalism, and so-called national identity. Beyond notions of allies and … Continue reading

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