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Syria Arts and Music

CULTURE: ARCHEOLOGY AND ART According to Softwareleverage, ancient Syria was the meeting point of all the historical-artistic processes of the vast region between the Nile and the Euphrates. Its most ancient artistic manifestations, represented by the constructions of Ugarit and by the cave drawings of Demir Kapu, date back to the fifth millennium BC. The… Read More »

The Conflict in Syria

The so-called Arab Spring of 2011 soon turned into a political winter in almost all the countries where spontaneous popular uprisings challenged authoritarian regimes. Syria collapsed in a bloody civil war and hopes for a regime change have been shattered. To a large extent, the popular uprisings in country after country failed because the opposition was… Read More »

The Kurds in Syria Part II

New hot The Kurds have been able to expand with the tacit consent of the Syrian regime. The Syrian authorities have had to keep up with the Kurds, partly to counter the threat from Sunni groups, and partly to curb Turkey’s ambitions to emerge as the region’s great power. But in August 2016, there was a hint… Read More »

The Kurds in Syria Part I

The Syrian Kurds have lacked fundamental rights throughout the modern history of the Syrian Republic. During the ongoing civil war, Syrian Kurds have established some autonomy in the areas where they are in the majority. The Kurds in Syria are more dispersed and less organized than the Kurds in Turkey and Iraq, countries located in Middle… Read More »