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Climate Change’s Role in the Syrian Uprising

Three years before Syria’s uprising in 2011, the country experienced the worst drought in recorded history. This unprecedented dry weather caused dramatic crop failure and livestock mortality in regions heavily dependent on agriculture. 912 more words

'Home' by Rafat Alzakout

Interview with Syrian director Rafat Alzakout

We had this vision to topple down the regime. At the time, the hope was at its highest. Spaces like ‘Home’ organised activities for children. 15 more words


Drawing the lines in Syria

This entry was posted on 23rd of October 2015

It has been over a year since the US and 14 allies started bombing IS and affiliate forces inside Syria and Iraq from the air. 940 more words

Syrian Uprising

Response to EI article (Electronic Intifada)

(The below is a response which was meant to go into the comment section of an article on Electronic Intifada, but I decided to put it here since it was too long to go into a single comment and preferred not to post it in multiple ones. 2,289 more words

Syrian refugees in Egypt: The Assad family

Hossam Assad, a 42-year-old Syrian refugee, says his family lives for Fridays.

“This is his favourite time of the week, going to football training,” Hossam tells Al Jazeera, gesturing to his eight-year-old son, Abdullah, as they walk through the noisy, crowded Cairo neighbourhood of al-Tawabeq. 722 more words


Can global warming cause wars?

Population growth, drought and poor governance combined to spur 2011 Syria uprising

Staff Report

FRISCO — A sustained drought in the Middle East, driven by global warming, may have been a key trigger for the brutal war in Syria, according to researchers. 605 more words

Climate And Weather

Syria in Revolt

Understanding the Unthinkable War

By Sadik J. Al-Azm in the Boston Review

The people’s intifada in Syria, against the military regime and police state of the Assad family, took me by surprise.

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