Tag: Joshua Landis

Joshua Landis: The Assad Regime and Jihadis — Collaborators and Allies?

Joshua Landis: The Assad Regime and Jihadis — Collaborators and Allies?

[ 0 ] February 12, 2014 |

by JOSHUA LANDIS for SYRIA COMMENT on FEBRUARY 11, 2014:  Almost every day on my Twitter feed, I come across allegations that the jihadis operating in Syria- in particular, the Islamic State of Iraq and ash-Sham (ISIS) or “al-Qa’ida” more generally (by which Jabhat al-Nusra is meant as well)- are somehow in secret collaboration with […]

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Joshua Landis: Why Syria’s Assad Enters Geneva Talks in a Position of Strength

Joshua Landis: Why Syria’s Assad Enters Geneva Talks in a Position of Strength

[ 0 ] January 23, 2014 |

by JOSHUA LANDIS for AL JAZEERA AMERICA on JANUARY 23, 2014:  His army is stronger, his allies are more committed and regime’s capacity for brutality has kept it in charge. As representatives of Syria’s Assad regime and some of its opponents sit down Wednesday for their first direct negotiations since the Syrian rebellion began nearly three years […]

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Joshua Landis: The Battle between ISIS and Syria’s Rebel Militias

Joshua Landis: The Battle between ISIS and Syria’s Rebel Militias

[ 0 ] January 6, 2014 |

by JOSHUA LANDIS (WITH INVALUABLE HELP FROM A.J.N) for SYRIA COMMENT on JANUARY 4, 2014:  A major confrontation has broken out between the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and Syria’s other rebel militias. It is being led by two newly organized coalitions, called Jaysh al Mujahidiin and the Front of Syrian Revolutionaries. But many other militias […]

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WATCH: Joshua Landis Explains What’s at Stake in Syria

WATCH: Joshua Landis Explains What’s at Stake in Syria

[ 0 ] September 4, 2013 |

LARA SETRAKIAN INTERVIEWS JOSHUA LANDIS (VIA GOOGLE HANGOUT) on SEPTEMBER 2, 2013:  Lara Satrakian is the Co-Founder and Managing Editor of Syria Deeply, a newly-launched independent digital media project led by journalists and technologists, exploring a new model of storytelling around a global crisis. Satrakian spent more than five years as a foreign correspondent, covering the Middle East for […]

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Joshua Landis: The US Should Avoid Getting Sucked into the Syrian Civil War

Joshua Landis: The US Should Avoid Getting Sucked into the Syrian Civil War

[ 0 ] August 30, 2013 |

by JOSHUA LANDIS for SYRIA COMMENT on AUGUST 26, 2013:  If it is Determined that the Assad Regime Used Chemical Weapons Against Civilians, Should the United States and its Allies Attack Syria? In answer to this question, Joshua Landis and Syria Comment provide the following statement: The US must respond to the use of chemical […]

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UN Warns: Sectarian Bloodshed in Iraq and Civil War in Syria Merging into One Conflict

UN Warns: Sectarian Bloodshed in Iraq and Civil War in Syria Merging into One Conflict

[ 0 ] July 19, 2013 |

by DW (Deutsche Welle) on JULY 19, 2013:  Iraq has been shaken by its worst wave of violence in the last five years. The United Nations has warned that the sectarian bloodshed in Iraq and the civil war in neighboring Syria are merging into one conflict. The outgoing UN envoy to Iraq has warned the Security […]

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Top 25 iComment Original Commentaries, plus Top Videos for 2012-2013 Academic Year

Top 25 iComment Original Commentaries, plus Top Videos for 2012-2013 Academic Year

[ 0 ] May 21, 2013 |

by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary, on MAY 21, 2013:    Thank you for continuing to support our Transcultural Islam Project and ISLAMiCommentary. We launched this website last October, shortly following the beginning of Duke University’s 2012-2013 academic year. You can find all 86 (so far) of this site’s “iComment” original commentaries here, but below are […]

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Joshua Landis: We Cannot Fix the National Problems of Syria

Joshua Landis: We Cannot Fix the National Problems of Syria

[ 0 ] May 9, 2013 |

by JOSHUA LANDIS for MONDOWEISS (FACEBOOK RESPONSE) on MAY 8, 2013: Joshua Landis is a leading opponent of U.S. intervention in Syria. Last week we did a post faulting NPR’s Melissa Block for bringing up Landis’s marriage to an Alawite woman during an interview with him and Andrew Tabler of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy. […]

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Joshua Landis and Andrew Tabler: Divided On What the U.S. Should Do About Syria

Joshua Landis and Andrew Tabler: Divided On What the U.S. Should Do About Syria

[ 0 ] May 2, 2013 |

by MELISSA BLOCK (Q & A with JOSHUA LANDIS and ANDREW TABLER ) on NATIONAL PUBLIC RADIO “ALL THINGS CONSIDERED” on MAY 1, 2013: This week President Obama said it was important to remain prudent in coming to conclusions about chemical weapons use within Syria, something he said could change the nature of U.S. involvement […]

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Joshua Landis: New Web Service — Syria Video — Launched

Joshua Landis: New Web Service — Syria Video — Launched

[ 0 ] April 2, 2013 |

by JOSHUA LANDIS for SYRIA COMMENT on MARCH 31, 2013:  Syria Comment Announces a new web service: Syria Video, which can be found at http://syriavideo.net Syria Video is a web application that maps and aggregates Syrian war videos by tracking a large number of YouTube channels. The channels have been identified as reliable and tied to specific […]

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