Perspectives on Syria

Insight: Conversations with today’s leading thinkers (American Abroad Media)

After more than a year of conflict, the violence in Syria is finally being recognized as a civil war. This weekend, world powers are preparing for a high-level meeting that the US hopes will be a turning point in the Syria crisis. To discuss the international community’s search for solutions and the goals of protesters, AAM sits down with Ammar Abdulhamid, a leading Syrian human rights and pro-democracy activist, and fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies.  Continue reading “Perspectives on Syria”

White House ‘wall’ repels Syrian rebel leaders

The Washington Times | Gracy Howard | Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Almost every quote below is misquote, or taken out of context. But, for the “historical record of things,” here it is.  

Syrian opposition leaders fear President Obama’s re-election campaign has taken precedence over their country’s humanitarian crisis, according to a delegation that visited Washington, D.C., last week.

Representatives from the Syrian National Council, Syria’s largest rebel alliance, and Kurdish opposition leaders met members of Congress and the State Department, but say they hit a “wall” at the White House. Continue reading “White House ‘wall’ repels Syrian rebel leaders”

Getting Serious on Syria

American Enerprise Institute – Getting serious on Syria: Can we close the Assad era without opening a can of worms? With a keynote address by Senator John McCain (R-Ariz.)

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Syria: Civilians in Homs Trapped While UN Runs

Quoted by Rhonda Parker,

Syrian in exile and Fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies out of Washington D.C., Ammar Abdulhamid, has been calling for more active international intervention in Syria, and added another addendum in his Syrian Revolution Digest Syria report last night. Continue reading “Syria: Civilians in Homs Trapped While UN Runs”