An exclusive interview by Mojca Zabukovec with Belgian teacher Pierre Piccinin who was tortured in Syria during his last visit there this spring to see what is really happening. They put him in a small room and left. On the floor there were human fingernails, blood, and needles. The first hearing was held in English: “Who [...]
Writer: Abdulrahman Alhaj In light of a growing conviction that Islamists will come to power in Syria as they have in other Arab countries experiencing popular protests, where the results of the ballot boxes confirmed their victory following the success of the revolutions, the prospect of a similar destiny for the new Syria raises many [...]
Kate Brooks: A Photographer’s Journey After 9/11. A title reminiscent of Conrad’s Heart of Darkness and Faulkner’s Light of August, U.S. photojournalist Kate Brooks (b. 1977) takes us to the brutal frontlines of our contemporary wars. After September 11, 2001, she moved from Russia to Pakistan to cover the launch of the War on Terror. [...]
Between 2006 and 2009 Syrian photographer Adel Samara documented the humanitarian impact of a devastating drought in north-eastern Syria. Hundreds of thousands migrated to the south of the country following dramatic crop failures and the decimation of the livestock herd. This photo essay appeared in the print version of Revolve’s Water Around the Mediterranean special [...]
Nabil al-Araby, Secretary-General of the Arab League, comments on the UN Security Council meeting where Russia and China vetoed a resolution on Syria. Writer: Boštjan Videmšek The Russian and Chinese veto [Feb.4, 2012] of a UN resolution on Syria annulled any potential action. Is this a “license to kill” for Bashar al-Assad’s regime? No, I [...]
Europe needs a new approach to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Right now, the prospects of a Palestinian state are as bleak as ever, and this is in no one’s interest – Israel least of all.
Writer: Dimitris Bouris
Peace between Israel and Syria revolves around the Golan Heights: Syria lost the Heights in 1967; Israel annexed the Golan in 1981; Syria wants them back, but Israel is reluctant. Water, regional power and international interests will determine the outcome.
Writer: Radwan Ziadeh
Israel’s all-out war on Gaza at the end of December 2008 and early January 2009 cannot be analyzed without looking at the connection to the 2006 Israel-Lebanon War, which in turn was sparked by previous events in Gaza. Indeed, this mirror effect between Israel’s northern and southern fronts entices historical recurrence, which will have been incited and ended by Israel when this conflict eventually concludes.
Writer: Stuart Reigeluth